Organizational Change: Perspectives on Theory and Practice

Paperback | March 9, 2012

byPiers Myers, Sally Hulks, Liz Wiggins

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This is a new, accessible and engaging textbook written by academics who also work as consultants with organizations undergoing change. It offers a unique combination of rigorous theoretical exploration together with practical insights from working with those who are actually responsible formanaging change. It aims to offer both breadth and depth, helping you to navigate the landscape of change and, in order to do so, looks at organizational change from multiple perspectives rather than being firmly wedded to one. It is designed for students and practitioners of of organizationalchange, particularly upper- level undergraduate students and Masters level programmes (including MBAs). The authors tackle the key issues in this field, such as why change happens, what changes, and how change is achieved. The book takes a fresh approach to organizational change through a coherent, logical, yet challenging framework, helping you to appreciate and question both theory and practice.Each chapter has recent case studies and reflective exercises to illustrate key themes and encompasses the emotional and psychological dimensions of change, dealing with culture, politics and organizational learning, as well as reviewing a range of current change methodologies.

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This is a new, accessible and engaging textbook written by academics who also work as consultants with organizations undergoing change. It offers a unique combination of rigorous theoretical exploration together with practical insights from working with those who are actually responsible formanaging change. It aims to offer both brea...

Piers Myers is Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management Strategy and Consulting at London South Bank University. His research, writing and teaching interests centre on business psychology, leadership, HR strategy and organizational change. Before joining the university in 2001, Piers ran his own consultancy business, and he contin...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:460 pagesPublished:March 9, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199573786

ISBN - 13:9780199573783

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionPART A: The Change Process2. Causes of change3. Intentions and realities of change4. Emotions of change5. Sensemaking processes in changePART B: Perspectives for Understanding Change6. Change from the perspective of organizational culture7. Change from the perspective of power and politics8. Change from the perspective of organizational learningPART C: Delivering Change9. Approaches to change implementation: Directed change10. Approaches to change implementation: Facilitated change11. Roles people play in change12. Communicating change13. Sustaining Change14. Conclusion