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Author Thompson, LeRoy, 1954-

Title Mastering the challenges of change : strategies for each stage in your organization's life cycle / LeRoy Thompson, Jr
Published New York : American Management Association, [1994]


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Description xiii, 177 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary At each stage Thompson helps you develop the skills of a change leader, even if you're not part of top management. He also shows you how to size up your organization's culture and tailor your strategies to fit - because your efforts are doomed if they don't! Best of all, you can put these strategies into operation almost immediately. Without minimizing the complexity of change management issues, Thompson helps you analyze your situation quickly and get right to the business at hand
Here's a quick look at the five stages and the related issues this book will help you address: 1. The Emerging Stage. Is your organization developing resources for growth? Do you have a clear focus and direction for the future? 2. The Expanding Stage. Has your primary goal shifted to return on investment? Are you developing the effective processes and systems needed for growth? 3. The Maturity Stage. Are your key products and services in place? Have you established market position? Are you attracting and holding customers? 4. The Entrenched Stage. Are you innovating? If not, are you stagnating? How can you find new opportunities for creativity? 5. The Complex Stage. What role does diversification play in your growth plans? How can you encourage yourself and your employees to challenge the historic assumptions that may be holding you back?
In this practical book, management consultant LeRoy Thompson, Jr., shows how to understand the five "life cycle" changes of organizations and manage each one most effectively. You can use his ideas as a general approach to change or to enhance specific initiatives such as TQM, teamwork, and employee empowerment. You'll get illuminating insights into how dozens of organizations are managing change well, including Armor All Products, Compaq, McDonald's, Saturn, and nonprofits such as Girl Scouts of America and the Charlottesville (Va.) Public School system
Notes Includes index
Subject Organizational change.
Organizational Innovation.
LC no. 94028683
ISBN 0814402186