Take a brisk walk through some of the latest thinking on what makes an organisation ready for change - of the sort that comes from within or without. This compendium brings you * two capabilities that drive innovation, * five factors that build receptivity for change, * two forces that fuel entrepreneurial growth, * six actions for collating collective intelligence, * seven steps for collaborative decision-making, * eight characteristics of high-performance change-driving teams, * seven enablers of change-sustaining leader-follower relationships, * five principles to accelerate culturally-nuanced change, * four strategies for change-enabling external strategic relationships, * five questions that underpin change-ushering marketing, * two rationales for change-empowering inward investment and * eight steps for projectizing desired change. At a time when resilience and flexibility pulsate as key survival characteristics, when adaptability, responsiveness and innovation stand out as behaviours that are critical for sustainable success, Aston Business School offers fresh insights to hardwire organisations for change.
'At Jacobs, our people, over 60000 worldwide, are our greatest assets, our engines for change. We encourage every individual to create and embrace change. I don't doubt that this book from our development partner will provide new insights to inform that process.' - Bob Duff, Vice President Jacobs Infrastructure 'Our mission at EON is to lead the way to a future of energy security, reduced carbon emissions and fair prices. This requires bold decisions in an increasingly uncertain and ambiguous world. I welcome this fresh thinking from Aston Business School on how to better navigate choppy waters to create game-change.' - Dr Paul Golby, CEO and Chairman of EON UK 'We value the expertise and relevance that Aston Business School offers through this compendium on preparing for change. Libyan leaders' need to embrace change, of the sort that world-class status requires, will be even truer in our post 17th February context.' - Ali Idris, Msc, MBA, DIC, B.Sc, MIET, MIoD, Managing Director, Awardbrand Limited 'Change requires determination, continuity and, most of all, time. It is a process of transformation that takes place progressively and innovatively. In that context, this collection on 'readiness for change' from Aston Business School makes interesting contributions.' - David Arnera, Group Management Development Director 'Since our launch in 1999, Carillion has continuously evolved to remain competitive. This stream of thinking from Aston Business School will be a valuable resource to ensure our leaders of the future stay ahead of the curve by creating and managing change.' - Maureen Tompsett, Head of Career Development, Group HR, Carillion plc 'Aston Business School's insight and expertise in the implementation of change - particularly in receptivity to change within organisations - is immeasurably useful in our fast moving globalised world.' - Gareth Morgan Chair of Birmingham Future 2011/2012 'From years of study, long association and experience of the authors with the NHS, a GBP100 billion business undergoing the most radical transformation in its history, this book is bound to be a distillation of what works and what does not, straightforward advice for managers craving wise words.' - Dr Mark Goldman, CEO Heft (Heart of England Foundation Trust) 'As the pace of change and range of challenges increase exponentially within the NHS, the Trust's managers draw on the research and experience of our partners at Aston Business School, as reflected in this book.' - Mr Roger Nielsen; Associate Director of Workforce; Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 15th May 2012
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.2 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.567