Challenge of Organizational Change: How Companies Experience It And Leaders Guide It

Challenge of Organizational Change: How Companies Experience It And Leaders Guide It

Rosabeth Moss Kanter / Aug 20, 2019

Challenge of Organizational Change How Companies Experience It And Leaders Guide It In an era of increased global competition of takeovers downsizing restructuring and even outright failure managing intelligent organizational change is the most difficult challenge facing busines

  • Title: Challenge of Organizational Change: How Companies Experience It And Leaders Guide It
  • Author: Rosabeth Moss Kanter
  • ISBN: 9780743254465
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Paperback
  • In an era of increased global competition, of takeovers, downsizing, restructuring, and even outright failure, managing intelligent organizational change is the most difficult challenge facing business Kanter, Stein, and Jick present here a comprehensive overview and an authoritative model for how to and, in some cases how not to, institute change in organizations.BuildinIn an era of increased global competition, of takeovers, downsizing, restructuring, and even outright failure, managing intelligent organizational change is the most difficult challenge facing business Kanter, Stein, and Jick present here a comprehensive overview and an authoritative model for how to and, in some cases how not to, institute change in organizations.Building upon their Big Three model of change, the authors focus on internal and external forces that set events in motion the major kinds of change that correspond to external and internal change pressures and the principal tasks involved in managing the change process Several portraits of companies undergoing different types of change, coupled with the authors own expert analyses, prove that no one person or group can make change happen alone Instead, the authors assert that it is the delicate balance among key players that makes organizational change a success.The authors analyze the forces for change by examining Banc One, Apple Computer, and Lehman Brothers, among others, to illustrate environmental and cyclical change as businesses grow Then they turn to forms of change, drawing on the Western Delta merger, strategy change at Bell Atlantic, and takeover turmoil at Lucky Stores, to show how companies change their structures and cultures The section on execution of change shows change masters, to use Kanter s own famous term, at work at Motorola, General Electric, and other leading firms, as well as the difficulties of implementing change at General Motors and Microswitch.Fundamental organizational change, they argue, is exemplified by identity change, involving much than the transfer of tangible assets Managing the feelings, fears, and hopes of people must be the central strategy during such transitions In this essential volume for managers and analysts of change, Kanter, Stein, and Jick offer powerful insights, practical new directions for action, prospects for the future of deliberate organizational change, and advice on where to begin the change process, and when NOW

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      • Rosabeth Moss Kanter

        Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Ernest L Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School, where she specializes in strategy, innovation, and leadership for change She is also Chair and Director of the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative, an innovation that helps successful leaders at the top of their professions apply their skills to national and global challenges in their next life stage A collaboration across all of Harvard, the Advanced Leadership Initiative aims to build a new leadership force for the world.Her latest book, MOVE Putting America s Infrastructure Back in the Lead, is a sweeping look across industries and technologies shaping the future of mobility and the leadership required for transformation Her strategic and practical insights guide leaders of large and small organizations worldwide, through her teaching, writing, and direct consultation to major corporations and governments The former chief Editor of Harvard Business Review, Professor Kanter has been repeatedly named to lists of the 50 most powerful women in the world Times of London , and the 50 most influential business thinkers in the world Thinkers 50 She has received 24 honorary doctoral degrees, as well as numerous leadership awards, lifetime achievement awards, and prizes These include the Academy of Management s Distinguished Career Award for scholarly contributions to management knowledge the World Teleport Association s Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year award the International Leadership Award from the Association of Leadership Professionals and the Warren Bennis Award for Leadership Excellence.She is the author or coauthor of 19 books Her book The Change Masters was named one of the most influential business books of the 20th century Financial Times SuperCorp How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good, a manifesto for leadership of sustainable enterprises, was named one of the ten best business books of 2009 by A related article, How Great Companies Think Differently, received Harvard Business Review s 2011 McKinsey Award for the year s two best articles Confidence How Winning Streaks Losing Streaks Begin End a New York Times business bestseller and 1 Business Week bestseller , describes the culture of high performance organizations compared with those in decline and shows how to lead turnarounds, whether in businesses, schools, sports teams, or countries Men Women of the Corporation, winner of the C Wright Mills award for the best book on social issues and called a classic, offers insight into the individual and organizational factors that promote success or perpetuate disadvantage a spin off video, A Tale of O On Being Different, is a widely used tool for diversity training A related book, Work Family in the United States, set a policy agenda later, a coalition of university centers created in her honor the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for the best research on work family issues Another award winning book, When Giants Learn to Dance, showed how to master the new terms of competition at the dawn of the global information age World Class Thriving Locally in the Global Economy identified the rise of new business networks and dilemmas of globalization, a theme she continues to pursue in her new book MOVE and the Harvard Business School U.S Competitiveness Project.Through her consulting arm, Goodmeasure Inc she advises numerous CEOs and has partnered with IBM on applying her leadership tools from business to other sectors as a Senior Advisor for IBM s Global Citizenship portfolio She has served on many business and non profit boards, such as City Year, the urban Peace Corps addressing the school dropout crisis through national service, and on a variety of national or regional commissions including the Governor s Council of Economic Advisors She speaks widely, often sharing the platform with Presidents, Pr


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