Making Sense of Change Management: A Complete Guide to the Models, Tools and Techniques of Organizational Change Paperback – Jun 28 2012
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"A leader needs to understand change, and this monograph provides the resources and knowledge to ensure a successful change effort. ...Summing Up: Recommended. All readership levels." --CHOICE
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"An ideal text for academics, professionals, and anyone in search of an introduction to change management." --T+D
"We recommend this to anyone charged with management organizational change, or even surviving it." --getAbstract
"Esther Cameron and Mike Green's objective is to help their reader understand "why change happens, how change happens, and what needs to be done to make change a more welcoming concept" by carefully reviewing a wealth of resources that provide models, tools, and techniques of organizational change. …[E]ach reader would be well-advised to absorb and digest the material and then select only what is most relevant to her or his own organization's specific needs, interests, objectives, and resources. …[T]heirs is a "what to think about" book, not a "how to do it" book. They focus their reader's attention on a wealth of options, resources, focal points, and references to consider. …Those who absorb and digest the material with appropriate care will also receive at least some assistance from Cameron and Green when designing and then launching change initiatives that are most appropriate to the needs, interest, resources, and objectives of their own organization." --Robert Morris
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* Types of change - wanted and unwanted, sudden e.g. death of a loved one, restructure resulting in redundancy
* The impact of change on people [including yourself] e.g. anger, grief, denial, resistance, acceptance, embracing the change
* Some good examples to demonstrate the change cycle process
* Tips on how to help yourself and others by recognising where you are at regarding change in your life
- The role of mindfulness programs in improving individual change.
- the Spiral Dynamics model of change (Don Beck and Chris Cowan).
- Prosci change management methodologies (e.g. Prosci 3-steps change management process, ADKAR Model, etc.).
All in all, it is one of the most insightful books that I have ever read.
This is far from a dry, out-of-touch academic textbook on the subject, even though the topic can be fairly heavy-going by nature, and the author utilises many case studies to hopefully bring the subject to life for the reader by practical examples. Of course, latest research and the current best practice thinking has been incorporated into the book, making it a worthy upgrade if you have an earlier edition and an attractive, compelling buy if you don’t.
Can there be too much information fighting to get out? At times it feels as if one has to read the text several times to get the most out of it, even though the book does not feel as it is lacking and certainly it is not a bad book. It might just benefit from a little more structure, a little more accessibility and a little bit of workflow management – whilst absolutely not dumbing it down. It is just so deep, at times veering towards the overly academic and specialist. Certainly this reviewer found a lot of thought-provoking material, even from the most unexpected quarter.
The book is rounded off by a detailed series of references to permit additional deeper reading and research as required and a customary high-quality, extensive Kogan Page index!
Make no mistake. When you find a great, useful book it can appear perverse yet you are even more demanding and less forgiving of any little foibles that may exist. This is one such book.
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