Consulting to large organizations all over the world as they strive to alter key aspects of their operations has been a rich source of information for me. The planet's fragile ecosystems will no longer sustain humankind's capacity to reproduce, its increasing demand for natural resources, or its waste generation. I have been using this material since it was first published, and it is as valuable today as it was then. Effective school leaders in particular must be conditioned to approach their staff and students and be good communicators to communicate meaningfully. It has also caused many organizations to implement security measures never before deemed necessary.
These lessons have been fashioned into a set of eight patterns and many principles that can be used by those who have responsibility for influencing and carrying out key decisions involving change in a business environment. Advanced media technology means that a significant shift in one part of the world is almost instantaneously known on the other side of the globe. Human transformation is too complex to be described by a set of rigid laws. These contracts provide guidance for the individual manager and a way to capture, document, and share knowledge throughout the organization. In today's ever-fluctuating world, it's not enough to recognize that you and the way you do business need to change. Conner has taken his twenty years of change management experience and written a ground-breaking guide on resilient, successful change. Rather than focusing on what to change, this book's aim is far more valuable: It shows readers how to change.
An indispensable source for anyone who needs to implement business decisions on time and within budget. In environments with high uncertainty strategies for resilience allow for recovery from ¿surprises. Pepsi-Cola and the rest of Daryl Conner's clients will attest to that. Just as some people walk faster, think quicker, or show emotion more easily than others, so do people assimilate change at different rates. Daryl Conner, president and founder of the consulting firm Organizational Development Resources, Inc.
Business people at all levels now face the major challenge of initiating company-wide reorganization plans, responding quickly to competition, establishing new products and markets, and adapting themselves smoothly to fluctuations in the economy. Findings The resulting survey instrument included 59 items, and 49 remained after empirical test. Consulting to large organizations all over the world as they strive to alter key aspects of their operations has been a rich source of information for me. When we attempt to assimilate more than our optimum speed permits, we get into trouble. The Speed of Change Resilience and the Speed of Change The Beast The Change Imperative Welcome to Day Twenty-Nine Future Shock Is Here Lessons Buried in the Mystery The Nature of Change The Process of Change The Roles of Change Resistance to Change Committing to Change Culture and Change One Plus One is Greater than Two Prerequisites to Synergy The Synergistic Process The Nature of Resilience Unseen Mechanisms Responding to the Crisis of Change Enhancing Resilience Opportunities and Responsibilities The Ethical Ploy Epilogue Index Table of Contents provided by Publisher. Based on his extensive consulting experience, Conner describes the patterns of change, his unique principles of resilience, and the imperative that the change process be actively led by managers. As an authority on change management, Conner writes a wonderful prescription, providing relief not just in the race for business but on a personal level, too.
I have also acquired a way to pass this information on to others. For these reasons, this book will present organizational settings as one of the best places to teach and learn resilience skills. From the nuclear family to nuclear-arms treaties, our way of life is transforming as we live it. Viewing change as a phenomenon that has a distinct shape and character, and studying individuals and organizations who manage major change well, have enabled me to synthesize the key elements of various successful change efforts. Business people at all levels now face the major challenge of initiating company-wide reorganization plans, responding quickly to competition, establishing new products and markets, and adapting themselves smoothly to fluctuations in the economy. Our lives are most effective and efficient when we are moving at a speed that allows us to appropriately assimilate the changes we face. These people have a vast amount of flexibility, differentiated by being extremely focused, highly resilient, well organized, and very proactive.
At a personal level, change is intensifying dramatically for us all. . By focusing on these similarities, I have found that certain actions fall into patterns, and that these patterns form a structure for understanding and describing the change process. This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. Rather, it centers on how managers can fully implement their visions within the time and budget constraints that they face. Although firmly held, these assumptions are based mostly on fears and prejudice rather than fact.
Unfortunately, the downloadable sample version has no diagrams so I had no idea they were such poor quality until after I had purchased the Kindle version. It's not a dynamic read - but it covers its subject matter competiently and thoroughly. This perspective allows people to avoid feeling victimized during transition; it promotes confidence that change can be planned and skillfully executed. Contract learning is an invaluable tool in organizational learning and management development. Conner illustrates that each of us moves through our lives at our own speed of change, and how we have the ability to enhance our skills by understanding the uniqueness of people who have effectively dealt with change.
The Kindle version, however, leaves much to be desired, especially the diagrams. At a personal level, change is intensifying dramatically for us all. Women juggle marriage, children, and careers; men are trying to be sensitive husbands and fathers after skirmishing on the corporate battlefield. This kind of unconscious indoctrination is so widespread that most people think it is natural for organizational change to be poorly handled and fail. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Get it for free somehow or just don't read it and move onto some other better books on the topic.
Connor uses these visual aids to explain complex concepts in the book, but in the Kindle version the diagrams are compressed, low resolution, and downright difficult to read! People within each country demonstrate certain cultural idiosyncrasies in the way they respond to change, of course, but the basic human reactions to change are the same in everyone. When our perceived abilities and willingness to accomplish a task exceed or fall short of the dangers and opportunities we encounter, a disruption in our expectations results. See the Epilogue for further information. Learning at all levels is essential for organizational survival. If the rate is optimum, we can easily assimilate the transition in our lives however if we get overwhelmed whether the life change is negative or positive, then there is an opportunity to be gripped by the beast. I have chosen the latter option.