Intentional Revolutions. A Seven–Point Strategy for Transforming Organizations

  • ID: 2210764
  • Book
  • 288 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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For executives, managers, consultants, and other change agents, Intentional Revolutions offers a powerful seven–point strategy for implementing successful organizational transformations.First redefining resistance as the existence of individual and differing realities, Edwin C. Nevis and his coauthors then integrate behavioral and social science research to present seven methods for changing the way people think, behave, and define their work reality. Applied in an integrated way, this strategy provides a model for influencing behavior, minimizing resistance, and sustaining an organization that is continuously adapting and self–renewing.Filled with examples of both successful and failed change efforts, and numerous case studies from companies including Motorola and Xerox, Intentional Revolutions is a valuable and practical guide.
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Part One: The Challenge of Transformational Change

1. Discontinuous Thinking: The Challenge of Tranformational Change

2. Building a New Consciousness: The Creation of Organizational Reality

3. Practical Dimensions of Transformational Change Phases and Methods

4. The Path of Least Resistance: Working with Multiple Realities

Part Two: Seven Methods of Influence: An Integrated Strategy for Transformational Change

5. Persuasive Communication: Enabling People to Envision a Different Future

6. Participation: Creating a Shared Reality Through Joint Endeavor

7. Expectancy: Using the Power of Self–Fulfilling Prophecy

8. Role Modeling: Showing a Conducive Work Environment

9. Extrinsic Rewards: Reinforcing Behaviors that Support the Transformation

10. Coercion: Using it Legitimately

11. Integrating the Strategies for Maximum Impact
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"This book is both a mind–stretcher and a practical guide . . . an important addition to the library of any leader concerned with change." ––Richard Beckhard, director, Richard Beckhard Associates and coauthor of Changing the Essence
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