Intentional revolutions: a seven-point strategy for transforming organizations

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Jossey-Bass, Apr 26, 1996 - Business & Economics - 287 pages
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For executives, managers, consultants, and other change agents, Intentional Revolutions offers a powerful seven-point strategy for implementing successful organizational transformations.First redefining resistance as the existence of individual and differing realities, Edwin C. Nevis and his coauthors then integrate behavioral and social science research to present seven methods for changing the way people think, behave, and define their work reality. Applied in an integrated way, this strategy provides a model for influencing behavior, minimizing resistance, and sustaining an organization that is continuously adapting and self-renewing.Filled with examples of both successful and failed change efforts, and numerous case studies from companies including Motorola and Xerox, Intentional Revolutions is a valuable and practical guide.

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Contents

Seven Methods of Influence
65
Using the Power of SelfFulfilling
125
Reinforcing Transformative
197
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EDWIN C. NEVIS is one of the nation's leading consultants in the field of organizational management. A twelve-year past president of Cleveland's Gestalt Institute, he is also author of Organizational Consulting: A Gestalt Approach (1987). JOAN LANCOURT is affiliated with Innovation Associates, a division of Arthur D. Little, based in Boston. HELEN C. VASSALLO is the former department head and Harry Stoddard Professor of Management at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Named National Woman of the Year by the American Business Woman's Organization, she currently teaches and consults in the field of organizational management.