Breaking the Code of Change


Organizational change may be the most talked about but least understood aspect of corporate life. The proof is in the numbers. Most organizational change efforts fail. WHY? Authors Beer and Nohria present a raging argument among organizational scholars, corporate leaders, consultants and CEO’s – all of whom present their opinion on change management. Based in two opposing theories: Theory E – based on economic value and Theory O – based on organizational capability; the book outlines the arguments on both sides of the change management fence. An example from Warren Bennis: “that none of us is as smart as all of us – so that the top-down model in the present business context is not only dysfunctional and maladaptive but dangerous”. hmmmmmmmm ….

Breaking the Code of Change

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