Changing Organizational Culture: Cultural Change Work in Progress by Mats AlvessonChanging Organizational Culture: Cultural Change Work in Progress by Mats Alvesson

Changing Organizational Culture: Cultural Change Work in Progress

byMats Alvesson, Stefan SveningssonEditorMats Alvesson

Paperback | October 12, 2007

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How do people react to significant organizational change? Do we see ourselves as helping change to come about, or allowing change to happen around us? How can we adapt more easily to change?

Based around an illuminating extended case-study, this important text uncovers the reality of organizational change. From planning and inception to project management and engagement, this book explores the views and reactions of various stakeholders undergoing real-life change processes. Drawing on theories of organizational culture, it helps us to understand how organizations can promote change without alienating the people needed to implement it.

Changing Organizational Culture represents an original and timely addition to the literature on organizational change. It is vital reading for all students, researchers and practitioners working in organizational theory and behaviour, change management and HRM.

Title:Changing Organizational Culture: Cultural Change Work in ProgressFormat:PaperbackDimensions:212 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.6 inPublished:October 12, 2007Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415437628

ISBN - 13:9780415437622


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very approachable book, good case study, excellent lessons Alversson and Sveningsson do a great job of putting together this book, based on a case study of a Scandinavian telecom. Chapters include engagement and disengagement in cultural change, working with change, and working with culture. The best part: the 15 lessons learned that comprise the last 15 pages of the book. I wish all leaders in my organization had read this book, and took to heart the lessons learned by prolific scholars and practicing experts in the field.
Date published: 2018-04-21

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Chapter 2 Organizational change, Chapter 3. Organizational culture and change, Chapter 4. The case ¿ and how we studied it, Chapter 5. A cultural change project I: background, objectives and design, Chapter 6. A cultural change project II: implementation, reception and outcomes, Chapter 7. ¿It is not so damn easy¿ ¿ lack of consistence and expressiveness in cultural change work, Chapter 8. Disconnected work: Cultural change efforts discoupled, Chapter 9. Hyperculture, Chapter 10. Working with culture vs culture working on change workers?, Chapter 11. Working with change, Chapter 12. Lessons for cultural change actors and others