Understanding Organizational Change by Jean Helms-millsUnderstanding Organizational Change by Jean Helms-mills

Understanding Organizational Change

byJean Helms-mills, Kelly Dye, Albert J Mills

Paperback | October 3, 2008

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This exciting new text fills the gap in the management literature on organizational change. It presents a balanced view, which raises questions about the imperative of change, who¿s interests are being served, how change programmes impact on employees and why organizations continually engage in such programmes. It gives readers a comprehensive history of:

  • change management literature
  • types of change techniques over time (i.e. TQM, BPR, Balanced Scorecard, Six Sigma, etc.) 
  • the role of management gurus in the rise and fall of management fashions
  • the impact of organizational change on organizational members.

The authors provide case vignettes of companies from both sides of the Atlantic, which have undergone some of the better-known change techniques, and explore the reasons for their successes and failures. This is an innovative and important new text for students of organizational behaviour, organizational change, strategy and HRM.

Jean Helms Mills is a Professor of Management at Saint Mary's University, Canada. Her research interests are organizational culture and change, gender, the cold war and critical sensemaking. She is the author ofMaking Sense of Organizational Change(Routledge).Kelly Dye, PhD, is a faculty member at Acadia University, where she teaches o...
Title:Understanding Organizational ChangeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.6 inPublished:October 3, 2008Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:041535577X

ISBN - 13:9780415355773

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction  1,.Why Study Organizational Change?  2.  Thinking About Change: Early Models of Organizational Change  Part 2: Programming Organizational Change  3.  Organizational Culture and Change  4.  Change Management Techniques and Strategies  Part 3. The Social Psychology of Change  5.  Managing Change: Fads, Fashions and Gurus  6.  Gender and Organizational Change  7.  The Politics of Organizational Change  8.  Making Sense of Organizational Change