Publisher: Nicholas Brealey, 2009, 167 pages
Keywords: Change Management
From the most trusted voice on transition comes the latest edition of the classic guide to dealing with the human side of organizational change. It includes a new introduction and provides step-by-step strategies for minimizing the disruptions caused by workplace change.
Managin Transitions addresses the fact that it is people who have to embrace a new situation and carry out the corresponding change. The good news is that while the changes we are facing differ from any we've experienced before, the transition process by which people get through change does not alter and is outlined in this book. It helps you understand what is happening and navigate the transitions successfully.
Whenever an organization makes a change, its people first have to deal with an ending; then with a time in between the old and the new that Bridges calls the "neutral zone"; and then with a new beginning.
In this third edition of a book that has sold over 500,000 copies, William Bridges has added a new Introduction about managing change in a world where all the rules have changed, particularlyu when information can travel around the globe in an instant. As he notes: "We are not saying that transition management is easy — just that you can do it. Which is a good thing, since you don't really have a choice. If you want to know where — and how — to start charting a way through chaos, this book is for you."