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Managing Transitions (25th anniversary edition): Making the Most of Change

Managing Transitions (25th anniversary edition): Making the Most of Change

by William Bridges, Susan Bridges

Paperback(25th Anniversary Edition)

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The business world is constantly transforming. When restructures, mergers, bankruptcies, and layoffs hit the workplace, employees and managers naturally find the resulting situational shifts to be challenging. But the psychological transitions that accompany them are even more stressful. Organizational transitions affect people; it is always people, rather than a company, who have to embrace a new situation and carry out the corresponding change.

As veteran business consultant William Bridges explains, transition is successful when employees have a purpose, a plan, and a part to play. This indispensable guide is now updated to reflect the challenges of today's ever-changing, always-on, and globally connected workplaces. Directed at managers on all rungs of the corporate ladder, this expanded edition of the classic bestseller provides practical, step-by-step strategies for minimizing disruptions and navigating uncertain times.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738219653
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 01/10/2017
Edition description: 25th Anniversary Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 80,314
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

William Bridges, PhD, was an internationally known speaker, consultant, and author, and a preeminent authority on change. For decades, he showed thousands of individuals and hundreds of organizations how to deal more productively with transition.

Susan Bridges is president of William Bridges Associates. She lives in Marin County, California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Foreword Patrick Lencioni xi

Introduction xiii

Part 1 The Problem

1 It Isn't the Changes That Do You In 1

2 A Test Case 13

Part 2 The Solution

3 How to Get People to Let Go 27

4 Leading People through the Neutral Zone 45

5 Launching a New Beginning 65

6 Transition, Development, and Renewal 87

Part 3 Dealing With Nonstop Change in the Organization and in Your Life

7 How to Deal with Nonstop Change 109

Part 4 The Conclusion

8 A Practice Case 133

9 Conclusion 151

Afterword Steven Kelban 155


A Assessing Your Transition Readiness 159

B Planning for Transition 163

C Setting Up a Transition Monitoring Team 167

D Career Advice for Employees of Organizations in Transition 173

E The Leader's Role in Times of Transition 177

Index 183

About the Authors 189

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