Organizational Change: Creating Change Through Strategic Communication / Edition 1

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Overview

Organizational Change integrates major empirical, theoretical and conceptual approaches to implementing communication in organizational settings. Laurie Lewis ties together the disparate literatures in management, education, organizational sociology, and communication to explore how the practices and processes of communication work in real-world cases of change implementation.

  • Gives a bold and comprehensive overview of communication research and ideas on change and those who bring it about
  • Fills in an important piece of the applied communication puzzle as it relates to organizations
  • Illustrated with student friendly, real life case studies from organizations, including organizational mergers, governmental or nonprofit policy or procedural implementation, or technological innovation
  • Winner of the 2011 Organizational Communication NCA Division Book of the Year
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Summing Up: Recommended. Academic collections, upper-division undergraduate and up." (Choice, 1 December 2011)

"Her communication perspective and selection of case studies help to make this book a valuable resource to leaders in both the public and private sectors. It's a must read organizational knowledge manual for students of communication and organizations alike. Lewis draws on existing literature and her extensive original research to provide a comprehensive and innovative treatment of communication in planned change implementation." (PM World Today Book Review, 1 September 2011)

"Read the valuable and well researched book Organizational Change: Creating Change Through Strategic Communication by Laurie K. Lewis, and put this holistic and communication oriented book to work for your organization. This book offers a fresh and important perspective on change management and its effects on organizations, change implementers, and the various affected stakeholders". (Blog Business World, 10 June 2011)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405191890
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/3/2011
  • Series: Foundations in Communication Theory Series , #1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 813,068
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurie K. Lewis is Associate Professor of Communication at Rutgers University. Her work has been published in many highly regarded journals including Academy of Management Review, Human Communication Research, Communication Monographs, Communication Theory, Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of Business Communication among others. Dr. Lewis is also an experienced trainer and consultant in the area of organizational change and a research associate at Lifestory Research.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

1 Defining Organizational Change.

2 Processes of Communication During Change.

3 A Stakeholder Communication Model of Change.

4 Outcomes of Change Processes.

5 Communication Approaches and Strategies.

6 Power and Resistance.

7 Antecedents to Strategies, Assessments, and Interactions.

8 Stakeholder Interactions: Storying and Framing.

9 Applying the Model in Practice.

Glossary.

Index.

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