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Sustaining Change in Organizations

Sustaining Change in Organizations

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Change Management

© 2015 | 520 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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.

Key Features:

  • 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
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


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For Lecturers:

  • Tutor's notes
  • PowerPoint slides

For Students:

  • Additional Journal Articles
  • Web links
  • Study Questions

This book supports the module Individual and Organisational Behaviour Change completely. Very useful, with good references to academic research.

Ms Val Scholey
Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University
December 15, 2016

Fantastic book, sustainability and change management are examined in real depth.

Mrs Angela K Midgley
October 21, 2015

Some good chapters that are relevant to our module and students

Miss Roz Gasper
Bristol Business School, University of the West Of England
July 6, 2015

Useful case studies illustrate the text well

Ms Janette Bradnick
Department of Business, Kingston College
June 8, 2015

I would recommend this book to my Master as well as to my PhD students as an supplemental guide.

Professor Alfred Zimmermann
Faculty of Informatics, Reutlingen University of Applied Sci
May 26, 2015

The book combines sustainability and change management. It is important that a book gives an overview and combines the two topics. Well done!

Mr Michael Garkisch
School of Business & Technology, University of Applied Sciences Ansbach / FH-AN
May 5, 2015

useful for all types of health care professions

Ms Sheila Stott
Sch of Health,Community & Educ Studies, Northumbria University
March 18, 2015

This is an excellent general text which is superbly written, very well structured, and reader friendly.
It is entirely suitable for essential reading in the Strategic HR Interventions module on the MSc HRM programme.

I have also recommended it colleagues in the University of Lincoln and expect it to be included in the distance learning recommended reading materials for their BSc Management of Change Module.

I would recommend this text to anyone teaching modules requiring students to become interested in change management and indeed to managers contemplating a change management programme.

Mr William Metcalf
Faculty of Business and Law, Lincoln University
March 16, 2015

It is good book for Organizational Behavior cources. I recommend it both my undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Social Science , Erciyes University
February 28, 2015

Interesting references and very well researched.
Due to the very nature of the subject it is refreshing to see a book that is right up to date with with contemporary ideas and examples.
Very useful for students for wider reading.

Mrs Laura Castles
Management, Torfaen Training
February 10, 2015

Sample Materials & Chapters

Ch 2: Theoretical Approaches to Change and Transformation

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Julie Hodges

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. More About Author

Roger Gill

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. More About Author

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