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Managing Change : Creating Success - Patrick Forsyth

Managing Change

Creating Success

Paperback Published: 3rd June 2012
ISBN: 9780749463892
Number Of Pages: 144

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New technological developments, changing legal requirements, new bosses and business partners - the forces of change are all around. In these uncertain times, the survival and future success of many businesses often depends on the ability of their managers and executives to move quickly, keeping up to speed with the pace of change, avoiding the pitfalls and seizing the opportunities that any new circumstances present. This accessible guide will help you through the maze of change and allow you to regain control, embrace transformation and change for the better yourself. Managing Change includes how-to advice on preparing for change, prompting successful alterations as well as communicating developments within an organization. Full of proven approaches and techniques, it's an indispensable resource for anyone in a managerial position who deals with change on a day-to-day basis.

Introduction: change - a synonym for successp. 1
The nature of changep. 9
Why organisations must changep. 13
Strategic changep. 14
Innovative changep. 14
Changing behaviourp. 15
Influences on behaviourp. 16
People's motivation to changep. 18
How motivation assists changep. 20
Preparing for changep. 25
Barriers to changep. 26
The success factorsp. 27
Prompting successful changep. 39
Factors facilitating changep. 39
Making it workp. 48
Implementation of innovative changesp. 49
Implementation of strategic changep. 52
Overcoming resistancep. 54
Anticipating possible resistancep. 57
Providing an answerp. 58
Communicating changep. 63
The power of clarityp. 63
The impact of culturep. 64
Setting the scenep. 66
No secretsp. 67
Decisions about communicationp. 69
When conflict strikesp. 69
Resolving conflictp. 71
A systematic approachp. 72
Empowermentp. 82
Making it workp. 83
Change in practicep. 85
changing technology (QR codes)p. 85
changing people (mentoring)p. 91
movingp. 96
No stone unturnedp. 103
Fit for changep. 105
The danger of changep. 106
The opportunity of changep. 107
Getting the most from job appraisalsp. 109
Development to change your competencep. 114
Getting to grips with the development processp. 115
Methods of developmentp. 119
Analyse and update yourselfp. 123
Achievement and resultsp. 125
Agent for changep. 126
Afterwordp. 135
Key questionsp. 136
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ISBN: 9780749463892
ISBN-10: 0749463899
Series: Creating Success
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 3rd June 2012
Publisher: Kogan Page Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.9  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.19

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Patrick Forsyth

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Patrick Forsyth is a business trainer and consultant with over 25 years experience. He provides seminars and courses to companies around the world. He is the author of several books on matters relating to careers, management and marketing.

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