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Change Management: Altering Mindsets in a Global Context

by V Nilakant and S Ramnarayan SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
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Pbk 356 pages
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This book presents a new and fundamentally different way of understanding organizational change. The authors present a new model of change management which identifies four core tasks that are crucial to the success of any change initiative in organizations. These are: appreciating change, mobilising support for change, executing change and building change capability. They contend that failures of change initiatives result from failure to manage one or more of these tasks effectively. The book explains how organizational change is about changing the way in which people think and act, altering mental models and mindsets. The authors argue that organizational change is inherently complex and warn managers against adopting simplistic recipes. Derived from the authors' extensive research and work with organizations over several decades, this book suggests that effective management of change is about balance: balancing between short-term and long-term; profits and people; overview and detail; continuity and transformation; and between what is feasible and what is desirable.

The Change Management Model Appreciating Change Industry Analysis Appreciating Change Mental and Business Models Mobilising Support Executing Change Building Change Capability Leadership and Change

The front cover, creatively and colourfully designed with landscape title positioning, seemed to hint towards a fresh ‘CHANGE.’...While the Foreword by P Chidambaram…imparts a credible appeal to this book, the Preface by the authors could be stimulating to a reader interested in excellence in/of India and Indian organizations….Nilakant and Ramnarayan, in this book, adopt an interesting, flowing, and engaging storyline, filled with useful conceptualizations and application tips for any reader interested in appreciating change, learning about change management, and wanting to bring about desirable changes in her/his organizational contexts.

V NILAKANT University of Canterbury, Christchurch

S RAMNARAYAN Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and Director (Change Management), Centre for Good Governance