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Organizational transitions : managing complex change

Author: Richard Beckhard; Reuben T Harris
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., ©1987.
Series: Addison-Wesley series on organization development.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This edition examines the changing environment and provides a contemporary look at how existing knowledge and technology can be usefully applied.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beckhard, Richard, 1918-1999.
Organizational transitions.
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., ©1987
(OCoLC)582534988
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Beckhard; Reuben T Harris
ISBN: 0201108879 9780201108873
OCLC Number: 14271617
Description: xii, 117 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Managing Complex Change --
Even the Future Ain't What It Was --
Challenges --
Conditions for Effective Management of Change --
Leadership Requirements --
The Demand System: Forces in the Environment --
Multiple Constituencies --
The Nature of Tasks --
Dynamics of Organizations: Where Change Occurs --
Organizations as Social Systems --
Organizations as Political Systems --
Organizations as Input-Output Systems --
Effectiveness in Organizations --
The Change Process: Why Change? --
Defining the Need for Change --
The Degree of Choice About Whether to Change --
Defining the Future State --
Visions--Missions--End States--Midpoint Goals --
Determining the Future State: An Early Agenda --
Writing a Midpoint Scenario --
Advantages of Defining the Future State --
Assessing the Present: Benchmarks for Change --
Defining the Present State --
Methods of Picturing the Present State --
Making a Diagnosis --
Getting from Here to There: Transition Management --
Activity Planning --
Where to Intervene First --
Choosing Intervention Technologies --
Transition Management Structures --
A Case Study --
Background --
Diagnosis --
Results --
Commitment Planning and Strategies --
Critical Mass --
Commitment Planning --
Commitment Charting --
Strategies for Getting Commitment --
Responsibility Charting --
Managing Complexity --
The Art of Managing Change.
Series Title: Addison-Wesley series on organization development.
Responsibility: Richard Beckhard, Reuben T. Harris.

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