Not all organizations handle change well. But, Dean Anderson and Linda Ackerman Anderson are here to help; and after reading this book, your organization may be the next to embrace their process. Their book, Beyond Change Management: How to Achieve Breakthrough Results Through Conscious Change Leadership (2nd Edition, Pfeiffer, 2010) is for anyone faced with the possibility of dramatic organizational change (read: everyone, right?).
The success of organizational change is not solely dependent on any one thing. Approach, leadership, strategy, commitment – so many factors influence the outcomes of change. Dean and Linda Anderson stress the idea that all aspects of the change life-cycle need to be carefully considered when implementing organizational change.
Don’t Just Manage Change. Change Management.
The idea that change can be managed through existing practices is a paradox. When faced with dramatic organizational change, a process of holistic consideration – rather than quarantined trial and error – will not only contribute to the success of the organization, but better prepare it for change management in the future.
Beyond Change Management – rather than offering in-the-moment solutions – is about creating (or becoming) an organization that inherently handles change appropriately. It’s about total organizational health – and accepting the idea that change is an inevitability, but not necessarily a problem.
The main sections of Beyond Change Management include:
- A Call for Conscious Change Leaders: Achieving Breakthrough Results, Three Types of Organizational Change, Drivers of Change, Leadership Approach to Transformation
- People Dynamics: From Resistance to Commitment, Role of Culture and Mindset
- Process Dynamics: Conscious Process Thinking and Process Models
- Answering the Call to Conscious Change Leadership: How to Answer the Call for Conscious Leadership
Learn from Experience, Look to the Future.
Between them, the Andersons have over 30 years of experience working with various Fortune 500 companies and leading change. Beyond Change Management brings that experience to you with a range of real-life change initiatives and how they were managed, an in-depth look at two different change models (presented as an online supplement), numerous case studies, and assessments.
Are you a leader invested in successful change? Beyond Change Management has all the tools you’ll need to bolster your organization, and yourself, for whatever comes your way.