Organization Change: A Comprehensive Reader / Edition 1

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Organization Change

First published in 1961, the original four editions of ThePlanning of Change, co-edited by Warren Bennis, Kenneth D. Benne,and Robert Chin, provided the best compilations of readings at thetime on a comparatively new field. In this updated version,focusing more on planned organization change, W. Warner Burke, DaleG. Lake, and Jill Waymire Paine take the four earlier editions to anew level and provide the most relevant, salient, and time-testedideas that are considered the gold standard for an in-depthunderstanding of organization change. Each of the 75 articlesincluded'in this extraordinary volume has launched its own field ofinquiry or practice and, together, are considered the key readingsfor any student or practitioner of-organization change anddevelopment.

Organization Change offers a unique collection of writings fromthe most prominent names in the field. Contributions to this volumeinclude writings by such luminaries as:

  • Billie Alban
  • Chris Argyris
  • Richard Beckhard
  • Michael Beer
  • Warren Bennis
  • William Bridges
  • Barbara Bunker
  • Connie Gersick
  • Larry Greiner
  • Richard Hackman
  • Gary Hamel
  • Rosabeth Moss Kanter
  • Jon Katzenbach
  • Kurt Lewin
  • Gareth Morgan
  • James O'Toole
  • Eric Trist
  • Edgar Schein
  • Don Schön
  • Michael Tushman
  • Karl Weick
  • The Editors
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470260562
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/10/2008
  • Series: J-B Warren Bennis Series , #155
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1016
  • Sales rank: 724,187
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Environment as Stimulus for Change Organization changeis typically a reaction to a change in the external environment.The purpose of this chapter is to expand our understanding of theseenvironmental changes and the planned organizational response tothem.

Chapter 2: Theories & Models This chapter provides atheoretical overview of the literature on organizationchange.

Chapter 3: Diagnosing the Current State This chapter is designed tohelp scholars and practitioners diagnose the need for organizationchange.

Chapter 4: Understanding Resistance Psychologists have beendedicated to understanding resistance to change and helping leadersrespond to it for more than half a century. Beginning with theclassic article by Coch & French (1948), this chapter addressesthe nature of resistance to change at the individual, group andorganizational levels.

Chapter 5: Change Interventions Individual, group andorganizational level change interventions are included in thischapter.

Chapter 6: Key Roles in Planned Change This chapter focuses on theroles that leaders, groups, teams and internal organizationalmembers play in organization change.

Chapter 7: Building Knowledge of Changing Through Assessment Thischapter is designed to provide a deeper understanding of the roleof assessment in change and to help scholars and practitionersmeasure the effectiveness of change initiatives, the overall changeprocess and continuous learning and growth.

Chapter 8: The Future of Planned Change The final chapter willaddress future directions in the study and practice of organizationchange.

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