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.
|Edition description:||25th Anniversary Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
William Bridges, PhD, was an internationally known speaker, consultant, and author, and a preeminent authority on change. For decades, he showed thousands of individuals and hundreds of organizations how to deal more productively with transitions.
Susan Bridges, president of William Bridges Associates, consults with leaders and organizations facing unprecedented change. She provides insight and tools to capitalize on the potential for development and innovation during transition. She lives in Marin County, California.
Table of Contents
Foreword Patrick Lencioni xi
Part 1 The Problem
1 It Isn't the Changes That Do You In 1
2 A Test Case 13
Part 2 The Solution
3 How to Get People to Let Go 27
4 Leading People through the Neutral Zone 45
5 Launching a New Beginning 65
6 Transition, Development, and Renewal 87
Part 3 Dealing With Nonstop Change in the Organization and in Your Life
7 How to Deal with Nonstop Change 109
Part 4 The Conclusion
8 A Practice Case 133
9 Conclusion 151
Afterword Steven Kelban 155
A Assessing Your Transition Readiness 159
B Planning for Transition 163
C Setting Up a Transition Monitoring Team 167
D Career Advice for Employees of Organizations in Transition 173
E The Leader's Role in Times of Transition 177
About the Authors 189