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1st Edition

Strategies for Cultural Change

ISBN 9780750623285
Published May 16, 1996 by Routledge
320 Pages

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Book Description

Paul Bate makes sense of a huge range of issues which must be considered in the struggle for change. He has developed a framework that will help students, researchers and practitioners alike to focus on a variety of conceptual and practical matters relating to business culture and cultural change.

Strategies for Cultural Change represents one of the most ambitious attempts so far to provide a comprehensive approach to the design and implementation of a cultural change programme. One of five books nominated for the Management Consultancies Association 'Best Management Book of the Year' Prize 1994.

Table of Contents

Frameworks for thinking about cultural change - Turtles all the way down; Thinking culturally; Strategies for cultural development; Strategies for cultural transformation; Tales from the rails: the APT fiasco; The Castalian culture; Towards an integrated strategy for cultural change; Implementing cultural change - The aggressive approach; The conciliative approach; The corrosive approach; The indoctrinative approach; Evaluating different approaches to cultural change; Designing an effective approach to cultural change; Leading cultural change; References; Index.

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'It is a wonderful book...Wise, witty and full of some uncommon but good sense'. John Van Maanen, Erwin Schell Professor of Organizational Studies, Sloan School of Management, M.I.T.

'This is one of the more thought provoking books on the issue of change in organizations which I have read in the past two or three years.' - Long Range
Planning, August 1995

'Well written and highly suitable'
Nic Beech, Senior lecturer in HRM, Strathclyde University