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Driving Change and Developing Organisations

Driving Change and Developing Organisations

Elizabeth R Skringar & Tony Stevens
ISBN: 9780734610645 / 978-0-7346-1064-5
Price: A$74.95 NZ$89.95 US$59.95
Binding: Softcover
Trim: 200 x 250 mm   412 pp 
Copyright: 2008

This textbook brings seminal and emerging academic thinking together, in a cohesive whole, with contemporary practice. It brings the reader up to speed with pivotal issues and practices in the field of change and organisational development that will shape this arena for the next twenty years. It dispels confusion and brings clarity for those teaching and learning about change in organisations.

This is the textbook that needed to be written. It addresses what has been going on in the field, while being a call to action for practitioners of the future. It puts organisations and management squarely on the map while acknowledging the position and contribution of newer specialisations such as HR, marketing and strategic management.

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Chapter 1 - An introduction to change

Chapter 2 - The legacies of changes in the external environment over the last century

Chapter 3 - The internal environment

Chapter 4 - Theoretical and philosophical frameworks

Chapter 5 - Practitioner roles and implementation issues

Chapter 6 - Situational assessment and diagnosis

Chapter 7 - Organisation-wide change

Chapter 8 - Workgroup and team development

Chapter 9 - Developing individuals

Chapter 10 - Evaluation & organisational learning



Elizabeth R Skringar holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) and a Graduate Diploma (Organisational Psychology) from Curtin University. She is currently embarking on a PhD at Monash University.

Elizabeth’s experience marries 25 years working in management and business consulting with seven years tutoring in organisational behaviour and change at Monash University.

Tony Stevens holds a Bachelor of Business (Personnel and Industrial Relations) from RMIT University and a Masters of Education from La Trobe University. He is currently undertaking PhD studies at La Trobe.

Tony’s background includes experience within the Australian Army as a unit commander and as a training and development specialist. His more recent consulting experience extends to the provision of advice on human resource management including start-up projects, restructuring operations and assessing post-merger staffing needs.