1st Edition

Managing and Leading Organizational Change

By Mark Hughes Copyright 2019
    354 Pages
    by Routledge

    354 Pages
    by Routledge

    Organizational change impacts upon all organizations regardless of size and sector. In this unique organizational change textbook, important ongoing debates about managing change and leading change are combined, giving a broader perspective that encourages readers to engage with both management and leadership. In combination, management and leadership insights inform how organizations are changing and how we can make a positive difference in such processes of change.

    Managing and Leading Organizational Change speaks both to the applied and practical aspects of organizational change, as well as questioning the research and evidence base of organizational change practices. Chapters begin with real-world insights, followed by coverage of the major theories. The ongoing nature of these debates is signposted through the inclusion of questioning sections with research case studies showcased.

    This textbook will be particularly beneficial for final year undergraduates and postgraduates studying organizational change, strategic change, change management and change leadership modules.

    Part I: Introduction

    1. Myth-understanding organizational change

    2. The what, why, when, how and where of organizational change

    3. Studying organizational change

    Part II: Managing change

    4. Management studies

    5. History, learning and organizational change

    6. Organizational cultural change

    7. Individual differences, psychodynamics, identities and organizational change

    8. Groups, teamwork and organizational change

    Part III: Leading change

    9. Leadership studies

    10. Leading organizational change

    11. Power, politics and organizational change

    12. Communicating organizational change

    13. Resistance and organizational change readiness

    Part IV: Managing and leading organizational change

    14. Managers, leaders and the agents of change

    15. Management and leadership tools and techniques

    16. The dark side of organizations

    17. Evaluating organizational change

    18. Sustaining organizational change


    Mark Hughes is Reader in Organizational Change at the Brighton Business School, University of Brighton, UK.

    'Hughes’s book is destined to become a seminal text in the field of leading and managing change. Not only does he capture all of the main themes and issues associated with change in a highly reader-friendly format, he also seriously debunks the "business" of change in both an intellectual and entertaining way. Students will love this book!'
    James McCalman, Professor of Leadership Studies, Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth, UK

    'The fields of leadership and change have been waiting for Managing and Leading Organizational Change. This excellent book provides and inspires throughout, providing radically fresh perspectives on numerous aspects of managing and leading change for academic and practitioner audiences alike.'
    Sarah Fidment, Subject Group Leader, Organisational Behaviour/Human Resource Management, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

    'There are many books on change management but this is a must-buy because of its emphasis on the lived experience of change and the centrality of organizational process, emergence and voice. The "one size fits all" solutions of the consultancies is made obsolescent by this sophisticated, contemporary approach and its apposite cases.'
    David Weir, Professor of Intercultural Management, York St John University, USA

    'A refreshing and welcome addition to the organizational change literature. This critical text challenges what we think we know about organizational change in an insightful, engaging and enjoyable text, a must-read for any scholar in this field of study.'
    Richard Jefferies, Lecturer in Management, University of the West of Scotland, UK

    'This exceptionally well-written book brings a much needed critical perspective to one of the most misunderstood issues in management. In challenging some of the most totemic figures and established ideas in the field Mark Hughes has written a book that I highly recommend.'
    Dennis Tourish, Professor of Leadership and Organisation Studies, University of Sussex, UK