Explore and resolve complex organizational change issues by applying theories into practice
Organizational Change, 6th Edition by Senior, Swailes and Carnall reflects a rapidly evolving world and considers 'how change has changed'. The book is structured into three parts. The first part considers the causes and nature of change. Part two opens up the organization to expand on issues of structuring for change, the cultural and political contexts for change and how to lead change. Part three moves firmly into addressing the more practical considerations of designing, planning and implementing change.
Ideal for both MBA students and those studying specialist courses in Organizational Development and Change, the clear structure and content of this text also make it accessible to final year undergraduate students.
Offers comprehensive coverage of the significant ideas and issues associated with change at all levels of organizational activity, from the strategic to the operational, and at the individual, group, organizational and societal levels.
Takes a conceptual and analytical approach to the way that theory and research relate to organizations, and how change is explored.
Includes practical elements and worked examples of different approaches to 'doing' change.
Provides illustrations of practical change situations in each chapter.
Invites readers to undertake challenging activities to encourage the application of ideas and learning from the text to personal experience.
Provides end-of-chapter cases, additional reading and suggested websites for readers wishing to pursue ideas and issues further.
New to this edition
Significantly updated chapters in terms of content, illustrations and recent theory and research.
New material on stakeholder engagement, the leader role in change, change architecture and on the characteristics of effective change programmes
New case material including 'Gamechangers' such as AbnB, Amazon, Google and Facebook, the emergence of Integrated Care as a transformation of the delivery of healthcare and the transformation of policing
Barbara Senior is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist who has published a number of books, articles and conference papers based on her research and activities. She is Principal of the Highfield Consultancy, which researches and offers consultancy services in the areas of organizational psychology and change.
Stephen Swailes is Professor of Human Resource Management at the University of Huddersfield.
Colin Carnall has designed and lead corporate and leadership development programmes, focused to deliver major strategic changes over many years. He had held positions at Henley, Cass and as a company Director.
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