Since Peter Senge published his groundbreaking book, The
Fifth Discipline, he and his associates have frequently been asked by the
business community: “How do we go beyond the first steps of corporate
change? How do we sustain momentum?” They know that companies and
organizations cannot thrive today without learning to adapt their attitudes and
practices. Companies that do establish change initiatives discover, however, can
fail to sustain themselves over time. That’s because organizations have
complex, well-developed immune systems, aimed at preserving the status quo.
The Dance of Change,
written for managers and executives at every level of an organization, reveals
how business leaders can work together to anticipate the challenges that their
organization will face. Then, in a down-to-earth and compellingly clear format,
readers will learn how to build the personal and organizational capabilities needed
to meet those challenges.
These challenges are not imposed from the outside. They are
the product of assumptions and practices that people take for granted—an
inherent, natural part of the processes of change. And they can stop innovation
cold, unless managers at all levels learn to anticipate them and recognize the
hidden rewards in each challenge and the potential to spur further growth.
Filled with individual and team exercises, in-depth accounts
of sustaining learning initiatives by managers and leaders in the field, and
well-tested practical advice, The Dance
of Change provides an insider’s perspective on implementing learning and
change initiatives at such corporations as British Petroleum, Chrysler, Dupont,
Ford, General Electric, Harley-Davidson, Hewlett-Packard, Mitsubishi Electric,
Royal DutchShell, Shell Oil Company, Toyota, the United States Army, and Xerox.
It offers crucial advice for line-level managers, executive leaders, internal
networkers, educators, and others who are struggling to put change initiatives
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