Focusing on Organizational Change
William Judge, Old Dominion University
ISBN 13: 9781453332887
Publisher: Saylor Foundation
Conditions of Use
I was very pleasantly surprised with the breadth of coverage within the publication and the comprehensive approach to change theories and approaches to change both old and new. The author took an holistic approach to change management recognising... read more
This book does cover most of the areas and ideas in the subject area. It provides an overview of leadership, especially the new leadership mandate for the 21st century in delivering results in the short term on one hand and building organisational... read more
Judge's text provides an effective overview of issues and opportunities occurring before and during a period of change in an organization. I would consider assigning this text as a pre-semester read for my students as it would provide a... read more
The book provided a unique perspective and comprehensive framework on organizational change. Change capability was defined as a multidimensional interaction between interpersonal, intrapersonal, situational, and organizational factors. ... read more
This book does cover all areas and ideas of the subject appropriately and quite effectively as well. The comprehensive nature of this book lies in the way the author approaches the reader. The book does not begin with a 'table of contents',... read more
The text is targeted at executives and is written in a more popular voice than an academic text. The chapters appear to cover content related to change for this audience. A figure in the first chapter presents a model for thinking about change and... read more
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: The Strategic Leader's New Mandate
- Chapter 2: What Is Organizational Capacity for Change?
- Chapter 3: OCC Dimension 1: Trustworthy Leadership
- Chapter 4: OCC Dimension 2: Trusting Followers
- Chapter 5: OCC Dimension 3: Capable Champions
- Chapter 6: OCC Dimension 4: Involved Midmanagement
- Chapter 7: OCC Dimension 5: Systems Thinking
- Chapter 8: OCC Dimension 6: Communication Systems
- Chapter 9: OCC Dimension 7: Accountable Culture
- Chapter 10: OCC Dimension 8: Innovative Culture
- Chapter 11: The Big Picture
About the Book
Never before have strategic leaders been confronted with so much overwhelming change. The traditional approach is to teach the leader or leaders how to direct or control the organizations' reaction on a monthly, weekly, or even daily basis. This approach is stressful and overwhelming for executive leaders, makes middle managers feel torn between honoring their senior leaders and listening to the demands of front line employees, and is alienating for front line employees.
Focusing on Organizational Change offers an alternative to the traditional approach by focusing on building the change capacity of the entire organization in anticipation of future pressures to change. Based on systematic research of more than 5,000 respondents working within more than 200 organization or organizational units conducted during the previous decade, this book offers a clear and proven method for diagnosing your organizational change capacity. While building organizational change capacity is not fast or easy, it is essential for effective leadership and organizational survival in the 21st century.
About the Contributors
William Q. Judge, Jr. is the E.V. Williams Chair of Strategic Leadership and Professor of Strategic Management in the Management Department at the College of Business & Public Administration at Old Dominion University. Dr. Judge’s teaching, research, and consulting expertise is in the area of strategic leadership and organizational change. Dr. Judge currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Corporate Governance: An International Review.