Managing Organizational Change: A Multiple Perspectives Approach / Edition 2

Managing Organizational Change: A Multiple Perspectives Approach / Edition 2

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by Ian Palmer, Richard Dunford, Gib Akin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0073404993

ISBN-13: 9780073404998

Pub. Date: 03/31/2008

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Managing Organizational Change, by Palmer/Dunford/Akin, provides managers with an awareness of the issues involved in managing change, moving them beyond "one-best way" approaches and providing them with access to multiple perspectives that they can draw upon in order to enhance their success in producing organizational change. These multiple perspectives provide a

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Managing Organizational Change, by Palmer/Dunford/Akin, provides managers with an awareness of the issues involved in managing change, moving them beyond "one-best way" approaches and providing them with access to multiple perspectives that they can draw upon in order to enhance their success in producing organizational change. These multiple perspectives provide a theme for the text as well as a framework for the way each chapter outlines different options open to managers in helping them to identify, in a reflective way, the actions and choices open to them. The authors favor using multiple perspectives to ensure that change managers are not trapped by a "one-best way" of approaching change which limits their options for action.

Changing organizations is as messy as it is exhilarating, as frustrating as it is satisfying, as muddling-through and creative a process as it is a rational one. This book recognizes these tensions for those involved in managing organizational change. Rather than pretend that they do not exist it confronts them head on, identifying why they are there, how they can be managed and the limits they create for what the manager of organizational change can achieve.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073404998
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
03/31/2008
Edition description:
List
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
279,549
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Stories of Change


Chapter 2 Images of Managing Change


Chapter 3Why Organizations Change


Chapter 4What Changes in Organizations


Chapter 5Diagnosis for Change


Chapter 6 Resistance to Change


Chapter 7Implementing Change: Organization Development, Appreciative Inquiry, Positive Organizational Scholarship, and Sense-making
Approaches


Chapter 8 Implementing Change: Change Management, Contingency, and Processual Approaches


Chapter 9 Linking Vision and Change


Chapter 10Strategies for Communicating Change


Chapter 11 Skills for Communicating Change


Chapter 12 Sustaining Change


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