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Organizational Change

Perspectives on Theory and Practice

Piers Myers, Sally Hulks, and Liz Wiggins

Publication Date - May 2012

ISBN: 9780199573783

384 pages
9.7 x 7.4 inches


Written by scholars who also work as consultants, Organizational Change: Perspectives on Theory and Practice combines rigorous theoretical exploration with practical insights from the field. Authors Piers Myers, Sally Hulks, and Liz Wiggins offer a truly fresh and authentic approach, providing a broad and in-depth look at organizational change that integrates multiple perspectives. Tacking the key issues--including why change happens, what changes, and how change is achieved--this unique volume encompasses the emotional and psychological dimensions of change that are often neglected in other textbooks. It considers culture, politics, and organizational learning and also reviews a range of current change methodologies. Each chapter features case studies and reflective exercises that illustrate themes. A Companion Website offers resources for both students and instructors.

Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    PART A: The Change Process
    2. Causes of change
    3. Intentions and realities of change
    4. Emotions of change
    5. Sensemaking processes in change
    PART B: Perspectives for Understanding Change
    6. Change from the perspective of organizational culture
    7. Change from the perspective of power, politics and resistance
    8. Change from the perspective of organizational learning
    PART C: Delivering Change
    9. Approaches to change implementation: Directed change
    10. Approaches to change implementation: Facilitated change
    11. Roles people play in change
    12. Communicating change
    13. Sustaining Change
    14. Conclusion