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“This change handbook reshapes how you and your organization should adjust and shift in today's business economy—brilliant and insightful!”
—Lauran Star, CEO, LS Consulting Group
“…a terrific book that brings a very complex activity—change management—into clear focus and provides new ideas, best practices, templates, and case studies to better understand change and how to manage it!”
—Francois Nadeau, Program Management Consultant
“…a great guide for anyone who needs to implement organizational change—from the simplest initiative to the most complex.”
—Thomas Charles Belanger, Best-Selling Author
About the Item
In today’s increasingly competitive global marketplace, organizations that do not regularly undertake change initiatives will find it difficult—if not impossible—to continue to be successful in the long term.
Most organizations only launch change initiatives when forced to address some pain, such as decreased revenues or profits, where the sole focus is on the benefits to the organization. Often, the people side of change management is overlooked, causing 60-70% of these efforts to fail.
Implementing Positive Organizational Change explains how to develop a continuous improvement culture of change that will be perceived by employees as a positive opportunity to create something new, exciting and valuable, instead of something negative to confront and resist. This comprehensive guide describes how to communicate with and engage stakeholders and employees to gain buy-in and support, and outlines a strategic project management approach that helps ensure successful implementation and desired results.
About the Author(s)
Gina Abudi has over 25 years of experience in change management, project and process management, leadership development, and human resources. She is the President of Abudi Consulting Group, LLC, a management consulting firm serving mid-size to large global organizations. As a consultant, Gina helps businesses develop and implement strategy around projects, processes, and people. A large percentage of her time is focused on organizational change initiatives. This includes efforts such as helping global organizations kick off large complex change initiatives, setting up communication plans for change initiatives, helping to create and launch Change Management Centers of Excellence, and working with leadership to engage employees in change.
Ms. Abudi is lead author of Best Practices for Managing BPI Projects: Six Steps to Success, contributing author of Project Pain Reliever: A Just-In-Time Handbook for Anyone Managing Projects, co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Best Practices for Small Business, and a professional speaker and keynote at many regional, national, and global conferences.
Gina served on the Project Management Institute’s Global Corporate Council as Chair of the Leadership Team as well as President of the PMI Massachusetts Bay Chapter. She is considered one of the most influential executives in project management and was honored as such by being named to PMI’s Power 50 List. She currently works with the PMI Educational Foundation non-profit as a Community Engagement Member.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Leading Organizational Change
Chapter 2: Understanding Change
Chapter 3: Looking at Change from a Positive Perspective
Chapter 4: Building Change Capability in the Organization
Chapter 5: The Value of Focusing on People
Chapter 6: Leading Change Across Cultural and Generational Boundaries
Chapter 7: The Change Project
Chapter 8: Continuous Communication and Engagement in Change
Chapter 9: Continuous – But Not Chaotic – Change!
Chapter 10: Getting Started