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This very successful textbook explores change and how it relates to the complexities of organizational life, and puts an
emphasis on applying the theory to practice. Now significantly updated and in its 5th edition, Organizational Change
reflects a rapidly changing world and considers ‘how change has changed’.

The book is structured in three parts. The first part considers the causes and nature of change. Part two opens up the
organization to expand on issues of structuring for change, the cultural and political contexts for change and how to
lead change. Part three moves firmly into addressing the more practical considerations of designing, planning and
implementing change.

Ideal for both MBA students and those studying specialist courses in Organizational Development and Change, the clear
structure and content of this text also make it accessible to final year undergraduate students.

Key features

* Offers comprehensive coverage of the significant ideas and issues associated with change at all levels of
organizational activity, from the strategic to the operational, and at the individual, group, organizational and
societal levels.
*
Takes a conceptual and analytical approach to the way that theory and research relate to organizations, and how change
is explored.
*
Includes practical elements and worked examples of different approaches to ‘doing’ change.
*
Provides illustrations of practical change situations in each chapter.
*
Invites readers to undertake challenging activities to encourage the application of ideas and learning from the text to
personal experience.
*
Provides end-of-chapter cases, additional reading and suggested websites for readers wishing to pursue ideas and issues
further.

New to this edition

* Significantly updated chapters in terms of content, illustrations and recent theory and research.
* Since the last edition, the final chapter has been specifically updated to reflect the changing social, demographic,
technological and economic contexts for the future of organizations and work.
* New material on complexity theory, strategic change, actor-networks, institutional theory and leadership.
* An exploration of how ‘change has changed’ in recent years, plus content on organizations of the future and challenges
for future research.

Barbara Senior is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist who has published a number of books, articles and conference
papers based on her research and activities. She is Principal of the Highfield Consultancy, which researches and offers
consultancy services in the areas of organizational psychology and change.

Stephen Swailes is Professor of Human Resource Management at the University of Huddersfield.

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From the Back Cover
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This very successful textbook explores change and how it relates to the complexities of organizational life, and puts an
emphasis on applying the theory to practice. Now significantly updated and in its 5th edition, Organizational Change
reflects a rapidly changing world and considers ‘how change has changed’.

The book is structured in three parts. The first part considers the causes and nature of change. Part two opens up the
organization to expand on issues of structuring for change, the cultural and political contexts for change and how to
lead change. Part three moves firmly into addressing the more practical considerations of designing, planning and
implementing change.

Ideal for both MBA students and those studying specialist courses in Organizational Development and Change, the clear
structure and content of this text also make it accessible to final year undergraduate students.

Key features

* Offers comprehensive coverage of the significant ideas and issues associated with change at all levels of
organizational activity, from the strategic to the operational, and at the individual, group, organizational and
societal levels.
*
Takes a conceptual and analytical approach to the way that theory and research relate to organizations, and how change
is explored.
*
Includes practical elements and worked examples of different approaches to ‘doing’ change.
*
Provides illustrations of practical change situations in each chapter.
*
Invites readers to undertake challenging activities to encourage the application of ideas and learning from the text to
personal experience.
*
Provides end-of-chapter cases, additional reading and suggested websites for readers wishing to pursue ideas and issues
further.

New to this edition

* Significantly updated chapters in terms of content, illustrations and recent theory and research.
* Since the last edition, the final chapter has been specifically updated to reflect the changing social, demographic,
technological and economic contexts for the future of organizations and work.
* New material on complexity theory, strategic change, actor-networks, institutional theory and leadership.
* An exploration of how ‘change has changed’ in recent years, plus content on organizations of the future and challenges
for future research.

Barbara Senior is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist who has published a number of books, articles and conference
papers based on her research and activities. She is Principal of the Highfield Consultancy, which researches and offers
consultancy services in the areas of organizational psychology and change.

Stephen Swailes is Professor of Human Resource Management at the University of Huddersfield.

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