Organization Change Theory and Practice

ISBN-10: 141292670X

ISBN-13: 9781412926706

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: W. Warner Burke
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Description: The Second Edition of this bestselling text continues to make clear how effective organization change is grounded in sound knowledge about human behavior in the workplace. Author W. Warner Burke reviews various models and cases to demonstrate how to diagnose change issues in organizations. Greater emphasis is placed on planned, revolutionary change over the gradual, evolutionary change typically experienced by organizations. The book combines and integrates theory and research with application for insight into all aspects of organization change. Key Features of the Second Edition Extends coverage of leadership: The chapter on Leading Organizational Change is now accompanied by a new chapter entitled Transformational Leadership. This chapter covers the fundamentals of leadership compared with management, transformational leadership, and the roles and responsibilities of the change leader. Utilizes unique theory bases for understanding organizations and change: Additional theory bases such as Capras ideas about the life sciences, chaos theory, and Gladwells The Tipping Point are discussed. Examines both evolutionary and revolutionary organization change: Organization change is discussed at different organizational levels and with clarification of resistances to change making it easy for the reader to comprehend. Discusses the nature of change: The Second Edition begins by addressing how organization change is initiated by changing behavior and not by changing mental sets or attributes, which gradually change over time as key behaviors are enacted, measured, and rewarded. Illustrates the usefulness of models: Additional models such as one developed by Burke and Litwin have been included to help assess what needs to be changed and what priorities are over time. Intended Audience This is an excellent core textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on Organization Change in the areas of organization psychology, industrial psychology, business administration, and organizational behavior. It is also a valuable resource for professionals and consultants in need of a reference for analyzing organizations.

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Book details

List price: $64.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/20/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990

Sources of Understanding Organization Change
Introduction
Potential Literature
The Tipping Point
Rethinking Organization Change
The Paradox of Planned Organization Change
Making the Case for Organization Change
Personal Declarations and Points of View
A Closing Request
A Brief History of Organization Change
Scientific Management
The Hawthorne Studies
Industrial Psychology
Survey Feedback
Sensitivity Training
Sociotechnical Systems
Organization Development
The Managerial Grid and OD
Coercion and Confrontation
Management Consulting
Theoretical Foundations of Organizations and Organization Change
Open System Theory
Characteristics of Open Systems
Organization Change is Systemic
Toward a Deeper Understanding of Organization Change
Capra's Three Criteria for Understanding Life
Implications for Organizations and Organization Change
The Nature of Organization Change
Revolutionary Change
Evolutionary Change
Revolutionary Change: Case Example
Evolutionary Change: Case Example
Levels of Organization Change: Individual, Group, and Larger System
Change in Organizations at the Individual Level
Individual Responses to Organization Change
Change in Organizations at the Group Level
Group Responses to Organization Change
Change in Organizations at the Larger-System Level
System Responses to Organization Change
Organization Change: Research and Theory
Reviews of Organization Change Research
More Recent Approaches to Research and Theory
Organization Models
Organization Change Theory
Current Thinking Regarding Organization
Change and Theory
Conceptual Models for Understanding Organization Change
Content: What to Change
Process: How to Change-- A Theoretical Framework
Process: How to Change-- Practice Frameworks
Mini-Theories Related to Organization Change
The Content and Process of Strategic Change in Organizations
Strategies for Effecting Change in Human Systems
Integrated Models for Understanding Organizations and for Leading and Managing Change
What is an Organizational Model?
Why Use an Organization Model?
Organization Models and Organization Change
A Comparison of the Three Models
The Burke-Litwin Causal Model of Performance and Change
Background
The Model
Support for the Model's Validity
Application of the Burke-Litwin Model
Dime Bancorp, Inc.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Transformation Leadership
Does Leadership Matter?
Toward Further Definition
Transformational Leadership According to Bass
Characteristics of Executive Leadership
Howard Gardner's Leading Minds
Howard Gardner's Changing Minds
Leading Organization Change
Phases of Organization Change and the Leader's Role
Apply the "Tipping Point" Principles to Planned Organization Change
Organization Change: Integration and Future Needs
Changing the Organization
Successful Processes of Organization Change
The Look of Change
Organization Change: What We Need to Know
Priorities
Conclusion
Appendix: Annotated Bibliography
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