A classic, best-selling text in the field of change, Making Sense of Change Management provides a thorough overview of the subject for leaders, HR professionals, consultants, teachers and students. It sets out the key theories and frameworks that help readers to understand how change works at the individual, team and organizational levels.
Clearly set out and well-paced, the book offers a wide range of examples, references, reflective questions and suggestions for those keen to take responsibility for progressing change. Through reading this book, organizational leaders can begin to adapt their approaches and become more successful at unblocking and supporting the ever-present energy for healthy change that lies in waiting, all around!
Recently revised and updated
The latest, completely revised and updated, 4th edition of Making Sense of Change Management includes new international examples and case studies, emerging thinking and practice in the area of cultural change and a new chapter on the interrelationship between project management and change management.
It also covers complexity models, agile approaches, and stakeholder management along with cultural sensitivity and what to do when cultures collide. Making Sense of Change Management remains essential reading for anyone who is currently part of, or leading, a change initiative.
Online supporting resources include lecture slides, making this an ideal textbook for those teaching MBA or graduate students about leading or managing change.
SECTION ONE: The underpinning theory
Chapter – 01: Individual change
Chapter – 02: Team change
Chapter – 03: Organizational change
Chapter – 04: Leading change
Chapter – 05: The change agent
SECTION TWO: The applications
Chapter – 06: Restructuring
Chapter – 07: Mergers and acquisitions
Chapter – 08: Culture and change
Chapter – 09: Project- and Programme-led change
SECTION THREE: Emerging inquiries
Chapter – 10: Complex change
Chapter – 11: Leading change in uncertain times
Praise for Making Sense of Change Management
“Provides a clear and thorough tour of different models of change”
Richard Jolly, Adjunct Professor, London Business School
“This impressive book on change is an essential read for any professional manager who is serious about getting to grips with the important issues of making change happen.”
Dr Jeff Watkins, Former MSc Course Director, University of Bristol
“There has long been a need for a readable, practical but theoretically underpinning book on change which recognizes a multiplicity of perspectives. I thoroughly recommend it.”
Professor Colin Carnall, Cass Business School, City University