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The Essentials of Managing Change and Transition

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Overview

This book provides an overview of the various approaches to change management, provides assessments and tools for preparing employees and the organization for a change initiative, and offers strategies for successfully managing the human and business aspects of the transformation as it rolls out.

Today's HR professionals work side by side with senior executives to devise a strategy for their organizations and to marshal the talent and resources to implement it. That means going beyond the traditional HR domain and mastering the fundamentals of all aspects of business and management. The Business Literacy for HR Professionals series, developed in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management, is designed to help HR professionals do exactly that. Covering essential areas such as negotiation, decision making, change management, finance, and more, these highly practical books will help HR professionals in their goal to be true strategic partners who bring additional bottom line value to their organizations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591395737
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • Publication date: 4/4/2005
  • Series: Business Literacy for HR Professionals
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,080,703
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The ever-changing workplace : understanding HR's role in organizational change 1
2 Dimensions of change : examining types and approaches 21
3 Is your organization change-ready? : preparing for companywide change 35
4 Are you and your employees change-ready? : preparing for individual change 49
5 Eight steps to change : a systematic approach 69
6 Implementation : putting your change plans in motion 91
7 How employees respond to change : a continuum of styles 115
8 Helping employees adapt to change : strategies to reduce stress 131
9 Toward continuous change : staying competitive through change 159
10 Common change-management challenges for HR professionals : handling them effectively and successfully 175
11 HR as change agent : an unprecedented opportunity - and responsibility 207
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