Changing Organizational Culture: The Change Agent's Guidebook

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Wiley, Sep 24, 2007 - Psychology - 262 pages
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"Changing Organizational Culture" enables those facilitating change to gain a broader understanding of the challenges faced when undertaking this task. It offers a range of practical techniques, pointers and exercises to help change agents develop their thinking and intuition, as well as their perception of change.

In order to alter an organization's culture, the change agent must first understand that culture; its attitudes, beliefs and assumptions. This innovative guidebook is based on a new way of thinking that deals with both the functional and structural features of cultures. It focuses on the greatest challenge to cultural change - transforming the attitudes and assumptions of people - and offers three approaches which collectively assist the change process: changing the organizational goals through the leader; improving the effectiveness of the organization through the organizational members themselves; extending and enriching the assumptions underlying the culture through dialogue-based group sessions.

"Changing Organizational Culture" is a must-have resource for organizational psychologists and change agents. It is also of interest to senior managers and business/ management students.

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Assessing the organization and cultural change
Everyday reality attitude and leadership
Mapping and taking away ineffectiveness

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About the author (2007)

Dr Marc J. Schabracq (1949, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; is a work and health psychologist. As an independent organizational consultant, March Schabracq has acquired much experience with the human aspect of organizations (organizational culture change, leadership, personal transitions, stress management and personal integrity) in a great number of profit and non-profit organizations. In addition, he has worked at the University van Amsterdam since 1973, and subsequently in clinical psychology, social psychology and - since 1987 0- work and organizational psychology. He has produced more than 20 scholarly and professional books about psychology, as well as more than 100 articles and book chapters. In addition, he has written three novels and a bundle of short stories.

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