The Ever Changing Organization: Creating the Capacity for Continuous Change, Learning, and Improvement

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CRC Press, Aug 26, 1999 - Business & Economics - 296 pages
If you are: overwhelmed by the amount of change and the difficulty in making it happen, finding failure - or limited success - with the implementation of changes, disappointed in the growth or financial performance of your organization, and are looking for a strategy for improving your organization's capacity for planned and proactive change, this book is for you.
The world is continuing to change at a rapid pace, while most organizations are focused on maintaining stability and certainty. The price of this growing gap is the diversion of limited resources to reactive, fire-fighting behaviors and the inability to lead and be proactive. Allowing the gap to continue to grow is the formula for failure, this book gives you the formula for success.
In The EverChanging Organization, the authors present a model of the EverChanging Organization(ECO). This is a systems model for understanding an organization's needed capacity for change in a range of change orientations from change averse to change seeking. The book includes diagnostic scales, tools for assessing need and status as an ECO, and a process for selecting and implementing change initiatives to achieve the needed capacity for change in timely and cost effective ways.
 

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Contents

Implementing the ECO Model
31
Environment
35
Stabilizing Base
61
Belief and Trust in People
82
VIII
87
XI
101
Summary of Stabilizing Base
106
Change as a Business Strategy
132
Use of Change Agents
147
B Range of Continuous Improvement Models
153
Continuous Learning
195
Identifyng Success and Failure Patterns
218
Summary of Continuous Learning as an ECO Component
232
Implementation
235
References
255
Copyright

Change Orientation of Policies Procedures and Controls
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