Indispensable to understanding change, this unique text provides a comprehensive examination of how change can be sustained within organizations today.
Featuring critical insights into theoretical concepts and current international examples, the book provides an accessible way for students to enhance their understanding and develop the crucial skills need to be successful when managing and leading change in organisations.
Synthesizes what is known about change in organizations and then provides practical ways of sustaining it
Contains an international range of case studies and interviews which link theory to practice throughout
Explores key contemporary topics such as power, politics, ethics and sustainability for an enhanced understanding of current debates and issues
Activities, discussion questions and further reading in each chapter test your understanding of the key concepts and reinforce your learning
End of book Glossary defines key terms, for those new to studying change.
Comes with access to additional resources for students and lecturers including relevant SAGE journal articles to encourage wider reading
Julie Hodges (PhD, MA, BA) is an academic and consultant. She is currently Director of Global MBA Programmes at Durham University Business School. Prior to joining academia, Julie worked for 20 years in a variety of management and leadership roles in companies across the globe, including the British Council, Vertex, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Julie has worked extensively in the academic and business world in the field of organizational change and development. Julie is also a Senior fellow of the FME. Roger Gill is Visiting Professor of Leadership Studies at Durham University Business School (DUBS), Durham University in the UK, and an independent consultant on leadership and leadership development. He supervises research both in DUBS and in Durham's Department of Theology & Religion. He is a Chartered Psychologist, a graduate of the universities of Oxford, Liverpool, and Bradford and a Fellow of the Leadership Trust Foundation.
Part One: The Essence of Change and Transformation 1: Introduction to Organizational Change and Transformation 2: Theoretical Approaches to Change and Transformation 3: Leading Change 4: Managing Change Part Two: Recognizing the Need for Change 5: The Drivers for Change and Transformation 6: Diagnosing the Need and Readiness for Change Part Three: Planning, Communicating and Implementing Change 7: Planning and Implementing Change 8: Organizational Development (OD) and Organizational Learning 9: Changing Organizational Structures 10: Communication and Change Part Four: People, Politics and Power during Change and Transformation 11: The Nature, Impact and Management of Attitudes Towards Change 12: Power, Politics and Conflict during Change Part Five: Sustaining Change and Transformation 13: Ensuring Sustainable Change through Monitoring and Measurement 14: Contemporary Issues in Change and Transformation 15: Conclusion