Successfully Managing Change in Organizations: A User's Guide
Stephen J. Thomas
Now in paperback, Successfully Managing Change in Organizations: A User's Guide was written for all managers who have been given the difficult task of bringing change to their organizations. It addresses organizational change at the working level. It is a “user's guide” in change management, written by a user, for users. This is an valuable resource for anyone who wants to know, step by step, how to implement change successfully.
- Draws on the author's wealth of practical experience and emphasizes that the elements of change are interrelated, that they constitute a “Web of Change”: change one element and you must see what the impact will be on the others.
- Identifies and explains eight key elements of change.
- A way to measure change in each element and its affect on the others is presented on paper and through a computer program on an enclosed disk.
Part One: Getting Started
- Introduction to the Process of Change
- Laying the Foundation
- Change: Not Linear, But Nonlinear
- The Vision of the Future or How Do We Know Where We Are Going So We'll Know When We Have Arrived
Part Two Concepts Which Will Contribute To Success
- From Vision To Reality
- The Roadmap Of Change
- A Case For Teams
- Working with Consultants
- Resistance To Change
- The Web Of Change
Part Three Execution: It's More Than Magic
- The Elements
- Fitting The Elements Together
- How to Handle the Process Of Change
Part Four Completion And A New Beginning
- Techniques Of Continued Growth