Change Management: The New Way

Easy To Understand; Powerful To Use

by Dutch Holland,PhD & Deborah Salvo,EdD



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/14/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 285
ISBN : 9781479749225
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 285
ISBN : 9781479749232
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 285
ISBN : 9781479749249

About the Book

With 70% of change projects not meeting management expectations, can we conclude that the current way of doing change management works well (or even works at all)? Do we need a New Way to make organizational change happen? Yes, it is time. This book identifies ten new ways that can be used to make change management more effectively and efficiently. One of the ten ways is the use of the theater metaphor.

If you want to change a play, you must start by selecting and communicating a new script to your theater company. If you want to change an organization, you must start by communicating to organization members a new vision of where the organization needs to be at some future time. If you want to change the play, you must put actors under contract for the new play and rehearse them until they can perform their roles perfectly. If you want to change an organization, workers must be under agreement to perform to new job descriptions and goals … and be trained in new work processes and new technology. And so it goes …   

Using your life-long familiarity with the idea of a "play,” you will be able to make organizational change happen flawlessly. This book will show you how to excel at leading change, from either a management position or from an assignment as a change professional. This book is designed to put managers and change professionals "on the same page” for leading change, using simple practical ideas and metaphors, backed by proven bodies of knowledge from management, the behavioral sciences … and the theater. 

"You don’t have to be afraid of change any longer! Dutch’s work offers entertaining and simple solutions that will help you move swiftly and efficiently through the growing pains of organizational change.”

  • Ken Blanchard, author of The Secret and The One Minute Manager.

About the Author

Dutch Holland, PhD & Jim Crompton, MS ENG are highly regarded as “thought leaders” and as consultants who will tell it like it is. The authors’ collaboration combines management consulting experience in upstream with oil & gas domain expertise into important insights about creation of business value from digital technology. Jim and Dutch are both convinced that the Digital Engineer concept must be made a reality or the Big Crew Change will likely result in both “outdated roles” and replacements that may “fit the roles but not the digital future of the upstream business.”