Managing Strategic Change: Technical, Political, and Cultural Dynamics

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John Wiley & Sons, May 3, 1983 - Business & Economics - 434 pages
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Shows how managers can use the conceptual framework of TPC theory (technical, political, and cultural dynamics) to cope with major strategic reorientation. Raises such fundamental questions about the nature of organizations. What business(es) should we be in? Who should reap what benefits from the organization? What are the values and norms of organizational members? Provides concepts and workable technologies for dealing with these questions and preparing for future change. Includes extensive examples.
 

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Contents

PART ONE A FRAMEWORK FOR STRATEGIC CHANGE
3
Organizational Models
37
The Role of Social Networks
69
Dynamic Aspects
117
Application of Diagnostic Strategy
169
Change Strategy
185
Technical Change Strategies
203
Political Change Strategies
227
Cultural Change Strategies
253
Change Technologies
291
Transition Management
331
PART FOUR MONITORING CHANGE AND
361
Strategic Change in the Future
387
References
416
Author Index
423
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Noel M. Tichy is a professor at the University of Michigan Business School, director of the school's Global Leadership Partnership, and former head of GE's Crotonville Leadership Development Center. He is the author of the best seller Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will (with Stratford Sherman).

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