In a world defined by dramatic technological and economic shifts, business organizations large and small are finding themselves having to adapt and transform at an unprecedented pace. While these demands have led to numerous theories of change management – often with over-complicated methodologies and purely technology-focused approaches – the fact remains that change is primarily about people.
Aimed at the ordinary line manager just as much as the director of a large company, this book is a short, simple account of practical steps to lead people through change successfully, with quick and easy chapters and pertinent case studies. Drawing on the author’s own tried-and-tested ABChange Model, Leading People in Change: A Practical Guide will help you to find the change strategy that is right for your business
Change Management During Unprecedented Times examines organizational change management through the lenses of research and innovative practices contained within the fields of leadership and organizational change. The book enlightens communities through the efforts of a research perspective that amplifies practice-based potential in applying theory, models, and frameworks to real-time issues. Covering topics such as technology, ethics, entrepreneurship, and communication, this reference work is ideal for business owners, managers, researchers, scholars, academicians, practitioners, instructors, and students.
Jennifer Bryan and John Higgins write chapter 2; "Leading Change in an Unpredicted World." Here they explore how both leadership and change are contested labels and there is no universal definition. What is usefully understood by leadership and change is specific to the unique nature of a particular change and the evolving context within which it is being carried out. By paying attention to what is specifically needed in the moment around leaders and leading, change leadership becomes an approach that is fit for a specific purpose and avoids becoming a generic approach which is incapable of adjusting to local realities. By noticing how the context of change is evolving and assumptions become validated and invalidated, so the fitness of the chosen approach is also kept under constant review.