“This is a much-needed book that allows readers to not only examine the practical and planned aspects of change, but also to explore organizational change from the processual and critical perspectives which are all too often neglected in books on managing organizational change.”
"Eschewing easy and simplistic answers, the authors also refuse to be fazed by the complexities of organizational change. They offer a sharp, multi-dimensional and probing commentary on how organizational change comes about, why it so often goes against the intentions of its instigators, why it breeds resistance and why resistance is not necessarily a bad thing.
Offers a comprehensive introduction to organisational change, covering all the perspectives and practica aspect of implementation. I liked the intro to communication, in chapter 7.
Clear discussions in the relevent areas of change particularly and with good industry analysis which re-inforces the learning
Change management is an important section in the leadership module and this book provides another up to date to this topic. It provides a wider understanding for students to debate.
I will add this book to the reading list as it provides an good overview of relevant issues. As Change Management is an optional course for our students and not chosen by that many, I have not yet received extensive feedback from students.
This is a superb book on the theme of organizational change, bringing together the mainstream approach, the process perspective and the critical views. Adopting the processual and critical lenses throughout, the authors put the technicalities of managing change into perspective, highlighting where those technicalities come from and where they lead us to, and the centrality of meaning, power and identity issues in the management of change. The support materials are of great quality too.
This book offers all the fundamental change management models and theories with up to the minute examples from business. It's going to be an invaluable resource on my programme.