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Managing Change and Transition

Harvard Business Essentials


Published: 2nd January 2003
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Managing through change and crisis is difficult in any business environment, let alone one as turbulent as managers face today. This timely guide offers authoritative advice on how to recognize the need for organizational change, communicate the vision, prepare for structural change such as M&A, and address emotional responses to downsizing. With tools for managing stress levels and advice on gathering and sharing information during transition, this book is an indispensable guide for managers at any level of the organization.

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Harvard Business Essentials The Reliable Source for Busy Managers The Harvard Business Essentials series is designed to provide comprehensive advice, personal coaching, background information, and guidance on the most relevant topics in business. Drawing on rich content from Harvard Business School Publishing and other sources, these concise guides are carefully crafted to provide a highly practical resource for readers with all levels of experience. To assure quality and accuracy, each volume is closely reviewed by a specialized content adviser from a world class business school. Whether you are a new manager interested in expanding your skills or an experienced executive looking for a personal resource, these solution-oriented books offer reliable answers at your fingertips.

Introductionp. 1
The Dimensions of Change: Examining the Different Types and Approachesp. 7
Types of Changep. 8
Two Different Approaches to Changep. 10
Summing Upp. 15
Are You Change-Ready? Preparing for Organizational Changep. 17
Respected and Effective Leadersp. 18
Motivation to Changep. 19
A Nonhierarchical Organizationp. 24
Becoming Change-Readyp. 25
Summing Upp. 29
Seven Steps to Change: A Systematic Approachp. 31
The Seven Stepsp. 33
Roles for Leaders, Managers, and HRp. 46
Mistakes to Avoidp. 47
Summing Upp. 49
Implementation: Putting Your Plan in Motionp. 51
Enlist the Support and Involvement of Key Peoplep. 53
Craft an Implementation Planp. 54
Support the Plan with Consistent Behaviors and Messagesp. 56
Develop Enabling Structuresp. 57
Celebrate Milestonesp. 58
Communicate Relentlesslyp. 60
Using Consultantsp. 62
Summing Upp. 67
Social and Human Factors: Reactions to Changep. 69
The Rank and Filep. 70
The Resistersp. 74
The Change Agentsp. 77
Summing Upp. 81
Helping People Adapt: Strategies to Help Reduce Stress and Anxietyp. 83
Reactions to Change: A Sense of Loss and Anxietyp. 85
Stages in Reaction to Changep. 86
The Conventional Advicep. 88
What Individuals Can Do for Themselvesp. 89
How Managers Can Help Employees Copep. 92
Rethinking Resistersp. 96
Summing Upp. 99
Toward Continuous Change: Staying Competitive through Changep. 101
Continuous Incremental Changep. 102
Can People Handle It?p. 104
Getting to Continuous Changep. 106
Summing Upp. 110
Useful Implementation Toolsp. 113
How to Choose and Work with Consultantsp. 119
Notesp. 125
For Further Readingp. 129
Indexp. 133
About the Subject Adviserp. 137
About the Writerp. 138
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ISBN: 9781578518746
ISBN-10: 1578518741
Series: Harvard Business Essentials
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 2nd January 2003
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 15.8  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.26