Checklist for Change A Pragmatic Approach for Creating and Controlling Change

ISBN-10: 0810842939
ISBN-13: 9780810842939
Edition: N/A
Authors: Thomas R. Harvey
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Book details

List price: $37.00
Publisher: Scarecrow Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/20/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 186
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Now in Paper! Helpful examples from both the public and private sectors and from literature and history are presented in this outstanding volume for superintendents, central-office administrators, and corporate managers involved in the change process.

Preface
Background for Change
Introduction
A Simple Process
A Systematic Process
A Step-by-Step Process
Increased Chance for Success
Long-Term Success
Tone of the Book
Organization of Chapters
Twelve Pieces of Folk Wisdom about Change
The Grass Is Always Greener on This Side of the Fence
Guess What, Not Everyone Is Like Me
Stress Is Fertile Ground for Success
You Can't Make It If You Believe You're Faking It
If They Haven't Bought It, They Aren't Going to Keep It
Push Me and I'll Push You Back
If You Want Change, Have a Party
100 Proof Change, Like 100 Proof Whiskey, Is Hard to Stomach
Change Is Loss
You Learn to Walk Only by Taking Baby Steps
To Err Is Not Only Human, But Divine
Risk Is Not Russian Roulette
Concluding Note
Resistance to Change
Paucity of Research Base
Force Field Analysis
Sources of Resistance
Antidotes
Concluding Note
Crafting Strategies for Unfreezing
Unfreezing
Strategies for Strain
Strategies for Potency
Strategies for Valence
Crafting the Overall Strategy
Performing Change
Change Checklist
Analysis
Planning
Implementation and Evaluation
Summary
Institutionalization of Change
Fundamental Premise
Planning and Preparation
Timing
Congruence with Mission
Environmental Sensitivity
Clarity and Simplicity
Unpretentious Realism
Sufficient, Not Indulgent Resources
Strong, Central Leadership
Reduced Individual Proprietary Interest
Concluding Note
How to Keep from Being a Victim of Change
O.K. to Resist
Reverse Change Strategies
Exploit the Possibilities
Lead the Parade
Define Problem Ownership
Call a Timeout Daily
Have Fun
Analyze for Congruency
Concluding Note
Managing Change Teams
Using Teams for Change
Forming the Team
Initiating the Team
Knowledge about Change
Providing Resources
Directive Collaboration
Advantages of Directive Management
Advantages of Collaborative Management
Combining the Approaches
Directive Collaboration Step by Step
Applying Directive Collaboration
Reflections on the Process
Infusing Change into Organizational Systems
Evaluation
Budgeting
Strategic Planning
Education Reform
Concluding Note
Toward Becoming an Artisan of Change
In Retrospect
Four Caveats
Cited Exercises
Change Checklist
References and Resources
Index

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