Every day organizations around the world launch big, expensive change initiatives, yet 50 to 70 percent of these efforts fail. A few perish suddenly, but some continue to drain the organization’s resources, energy, and morale.
Who or What Is Killing Change?
That's what you'll find out in this witty whodunit. The story features a Columbo-style detective, Agent Mike McNally, who's investigating the murder of yet another change. One by one, Agent McNally interviews thirteen prime suspects, including a myopic leader named Victoria Vision, a chronically tardy manager named Ernest Urgency, an executive named Clair Communication, whose laryngitis makes communication all but impossible, and several other dubious characters.
The suspects are sure to sound familiar and you're bound to relate them to your own workplace. In the end, Agent McNally solves the case in a way that will inspire you to become an effective Change Agent in your own organization. A step-by-step guide at the back of the book shows you how to apply the story's lessons to the real world. Key questions will help you evaluate the health of your organization's change initiatives, and you'll learn best practices for enabling and sustaining the desired change.
"A most unique way of looking at change. What the world needs now is change that works."
~ Spencer Johnson, MD, author of Who Moved My Cheese?
Category: Managing organizations
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication date: 2009
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.53(d)
Also available in paperback and e-reader formats