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Packed With Knowledge!29 mai 2001
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If the wildly successful Who Moved My Cheese? represents the kindergarten version of basic change management theory, The End of Change makes a welcomed leap to graduate-level studies. Authors Peter Scott-Morgan, Erik Hoving, Henk Smith and Arnoud Van Der Slot maintain that many of the concepts intrinsic in the current genre of change management are just plain wrong. In reality, companies that successfully manage change do so by building structures specifically designed to induce and digest change into their overall organizations. In order to explain these structures, the authors present them in the form of geometric shapes - a metaphor that is easy to grasp and easily captures the essence of each strategy. These graphic examples are reinforced with real-life examples of companies and industries that manage change in ways that closely resemble the book's shape-based techniques. We [...] recommend that all executives and students read this book, which takes a sophisticated approach to a topic that has been addressed by a slew of authors and consultants-turned-authors on the most superficial of levels.
NOTHING IS AS PRACTICAL AS A GOOD THEORY7 novembre 2000
Berend van Daalen
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Excellent book which strongly stimulates the reader to re-think his own vested ideas about change, innovation and organizational structure. Unlike most "Management books" the End of Change is not a simple "How To" book, tediously listing endless recommendations with bullet points. Due to its compact and clear style this book offers a clear pathway to those trying to cope with relentless change - and who is not ? Based on a clear and consistent methodology, the End of Change is in the end a very practical book - about people. Although this well structured book contains a lot of easy to be remembered slides and presentations - common in Strategy Consulting nowadays - its strenghts can also be found in its aforisms, examples and methaphors. Besides other sources (not the least being the year long consulting experience of its authors), the End of Change further builts on Peter Scott Morgan's, "The unwritten Rules of the Game". The basic concepts of the End of Change enable the reader to deepen his insight in the dynamics of change in general - while giving him the opportunity to apply these to his own personal experiences and areas of business life which have been to much neglected in periods of serious change (for example, amongst many others, Recruting & HR policies) For those who are interested how changing business environments effect our daily lives, this book is a " Must-Read".