eBook Cultural Change and Leadership in Organizations: A Practical Guide to Successful Organizational Change, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118469283
  • ISBN-13: 9781118469286
  • DDC: 658.406
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 342 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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The need for change within organizations is not uncommon, whether as a result of financial crisis, collaboration issues following an international merger, or other major events. But how can organizations effectively transform themselves? Jaap Boonstra argues that it is not possible to achieve positive strategic change without cultural change, but cultural change is itself not a simple process. So what steps can leaders take in order to tackle cultural change successfully and what are meaningful change strategies? Offering a clear vision on organizational change, Cultural Change and Leadership in Organizations outlines the conditions and factors necessary for an organizations positive strategic and cultural transformation. Boonstra explores the relationship between culture and leadership, and details ways to effectively combine and organize diverse approaches for strategic and cultural change within organizations. Throughout the text, he combines inspirational and conceptual material with practical examples and concrete interventions for planning and implementing these changes. The text is an invaluable addition for students of MBA and executive MBA programs, as well as a broad range of practitioners.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
1: Cultural Change in Organizations.
2: Introduction.
3: Perspectives on Organizational Cultures.
4: Reasons for Strategic and Cultural Change.
5: Conclusions of Cultural Change in Organizations.
6: Strategies for Cultural Change.
7: Introduction.
8: Generating Energy for Change.
9: Envisioning.
10: Creating Commitment.
11: Focusing on Clients.
12: Combining Upwards and Downwards Initiatives.
13: Playing with Time, Space and Rhythm.
14: Conclusions on Strategies for Cultural Change.
15: Organizational Culture and Leadership.
16: Introduction.
17: Authentic Leadership.
18: Transformational Leadership.
19: Meaningful Leadership.
20: Appreciative Leadership.
21: Learning Leadership.
22: Conclusions of Organizational Culture and Leadership.
23: Interventions for Cultural Change.
24: Introduction.
25: Power Interventions.
26: Structural and Instrumental Interventions.
27: Meaningful Interventions.
28: Conflict Interventions.
29: Interactive Interventions.
30: Learning Interventions.
31: Conclusions on Interventions for Cultural Change.
32: Successful Cultural Change in Organizations.
33: Introduction.
34: Trajectories for Cultural Change.
35: Essentials of Cultural Change and Leadership in Organizations.