Surviving Change at Work

Surviving Change at Work

by Vanessa Gennarelli
Surviving Change at Work

Surviving Change at Work

by Vanessa Gennarelli


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The reality of working at a high-growth organization can be tough to endure. From product pivots to constantly shifting expectations to personnel turnover, it's enough to cause whiplash. If this is your first (or second, or even third!) rodeo in a tech job, and you're wondering how to stay upright amid the tumult, Surviving Change at Work will keep you grounded.

Vanessa Gennarelli brings to bear years of hard-earned expertise in this essential handbook, sharing extensive research, case studies, and practical exercises to help you find clarity as you drive toward the next step in your tech career. Along the path, learn how to apply the art of persuasion and influence, and assess organizational lifecycles for better decision-making. You'll gain strategies for navigating shifts in culture with resilience, and frameworks for planning-and sustainably growing-your career.


  • How to plot your career path by evaluating a company's business lifecycle
  • Steps for navigating shifting culture dynamics and new structures
  • Frameworks for gaining influence and leading through transition
  • How to identify your priorities and create an aligned career plan, now and for the future

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781952616624
Publisher: Book Apart
Publication date: 09/12/2023
Pages: 158
Sales rank: 606,986
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Vanessa Gennarelli is the principal of Fortuna, a change management firm, and the chief operating officer for She has led cross-functional teams at rapidly growing organizations, including GitHub Education through its acquisition by Microsoft. While at one of the largest tech companies on the planet, she learned how to navigate cultural differences, integrate new processes, and help direct reports thrive through change.With a background in instructional design, Vanessa has a master's degree in technology, innovation, and education (Harvard). She is a former research intern at MIT Media Lab and a graduate of the LEAD Program (Stanford Business School). At home in Philadelphia, she invests in small businesses through the Circle of Aunts and Uncles, a group dedicated to supporting local entrepreneurs. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Circadium School of Contemporary Circus.
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