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Engaging Resistance: How Ordinary People Successfully Champion Change (Stanford Business Books) Paperback – January 25, 2011
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If you read this book, and I recommend you do, you will discover the answer.
The author's writing style is professional, yet friendly. He might have chosen to write the book in the traditional academic style, but I am glad he did not, as the way the book is written will make it more accessible to a larger audience of both scholars and practitioners.
His work is a well done qualitative study, using a grounded theory approach, with the purpose to "discover and examine how ordinary people become successful change agents." We learn from studies of change taking place at two educational institutions: Olivet College in Michigan and Portland State University in Oregon. But we also learn from the author's comprehensive review of what we know and do not know about organizational change in general and resistance to change, in particular. He urges us to consider 'engaging resistance in the change process, rather than behaving as though it does not exist, and he offers a new model for understanding of to do this (New Theory of Engaging Resistance).
So, if you think this is simply another book offering the "12 steps" to making effective change, you are mistaken.Read more ›
This is a fantastic book that builds on what seems like the entire field of change theory in the course of unfolding two very compelling case studies about transformative change at Portland State University and Olivet College at times in which the institutions faced change-or-close scenarios. These turn out to be great stories on their own, and in the course of unfolding these stories we wind up with some amazing insights into the role of change champions and change resistors. Rather than looking at change resistance as something to be quickly trampled, Anderson examines the causes behind resistance and the modes resistors take.
The book uses great examples and analogies to make the lessons and language of sophisticated change analysis approachable and enjoyable.Read more ›