Managing Transitions: Making The Most Of Change
ISBN: 0201550733
EAN13: 9780201550733
Language: English
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 0.4" H x 8.8" L x 7.5" W
Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

The business world is constantly transforming. When restructures, mergers, bankruptcies, and layoffs hit the workplace, employees and managers naturally find the resulting situational shifts to be challenging. But the psychological transitions that accompany them are even more stressful. Organizational transitions affect people; it is always people, rather than a company, who have to embrace a new situation and carry out the corresponding change.

As veteran business consultant William Bridges explains, transition is successful when employees have a purpose, a plan, and a part to play. This indispensable guide is now updated to reflect the challenges of today's ever-changing, always-on, and globally connected workplaces. Directed at managers on all rungs of the corporate ladder, this expanded edition of the classic bestseller provides practical, step-by-step strategies for minimizing disruptions and navigating uncertain times.

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   This book is a great book on the subject
Managing Transitions: The Art of Leaving a Legacy behind Pauley Lefebvre's book is an invaluable tool for anyone who wants to learn how to properly manage transitions. He has written a number of books on transitions and management. This book is a great read, said Dr. Goin. The book follows the reader through the stages of transition, beginning with the ending of something and ending with the beginning of something new. What's more, Microsoft calls it: "Complexity." It's just that simple, Bridges said. This is a must read for any leader about to take an organization through a change or transition.
   Extremely Insightful
This book helped me understand the ways that people in my organization experience change, and also helped me become more perceptive to change, he said. There are a lot of things that happen in our organization that I didn't really notice as significant changes, but this book helped me realize how deeply those changes can be felt, and how important it is to manage the transitions well. Very well written, with lots of good advice, Michael. Not too long, but every piece of it is useful. Each chapter has a check list at the end of each chapter that helps recap and make the advice concrete.
   Must Read Change and Transition Book
Years ago I was working with a client in Colorado who used an organizational development consultant on retainer for all projects. It was mandatory reading for all personnel, including consultants, at all company functions. It is the best book I have ever read, and I recommend it to colleagues and students who are interested in the human side of change. The fun part is how often I hear people say Oh my gosh, I hadn't thought of resistance as being a response to change,' " said Dr. Carlie Kniebo. Bridges helps us to understand people and then provides practical tips for helping people navigate and respond to change, he said. A great resource, said James Dullum, director of research at George Washington University.
   An enlightening read.
Leaving aside any potential conflicts of interest, I am in the middle of a career transition. I have felt a great deal of confusion since I realized this transition was inevitable, he said. After talking with an enlightened friend, he recommended this book. Mr. Bridges' descriptions of the three phases helped clarify what takes place during transitions and how to best view them with an objective point of view. Although the book itself hasn't lessened the difficulty involved with the transition itself, it has helped me gain a better understanding of the process and how to best manage it.
   Read for an OLS class
What a snooze! The Harrisons would have presented more objective and realistic comparisons of things that don't work. Like I said, I feel like I just kept reading the same scenario over and over again. Layoffs, how will they feel, how do you think they'll feel, is just part of the job. The only way to find out if you are pregnant is to get a book.
   Perfect for Management and Leadership
I bought this book for my English class. It is very informative and principles within can be applied to the workplace very quickly, he said. I would recommend it to anyone in a managerial position.
   A classic
Very easy to read, with great exercises to keep your mind busy and apply the concepts as you read. Only 1 issue for me and that is it was only available in hard copy, no kindle edition.
   great leadership
It's great to be back home, said Jennette, "I highly recommend it to everyone."
   great read!
I recommend this book to anyone. Very informative and helpful in understanding and remembering the significant value of people before products were created. I would recommend it to others.
   thought provoking and insightful
Understanding that change is always a part of our lives and that though a change is going to happen, we sometimes never allow transition to be complete, he said.