Summary of Making Sense of Change Management

A Complete Guide to the Models, Tools & Techniques of Organizational Change

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Making Sense of Change Management book summary
Individuals and teams confront organizational change differently. Here’s how to pull them together and lead the change.


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Authors Esther Cameron and Mike Green provide a short, reasonably accessible introduction to the nature of change and the methods and techniques for managing it. The introductory chapters summarize the most important points from the literature on change and change management, with a brief detour to discuss the development of psychology during the latter half of the twentieth century. Then, the authors dig right into the details of team building, team management and other nuts-and-bolts issues in organizational adaptation, giving readers enough information to hold their own in a discussion of the subject. recommends this to anyone charged with managing organizational change, or even surviving it. The implicit promise of the title is that the authors will help readers make sense of change management. They keep that promise.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to understand and manage organizational change;
  • How to approach and characterize change; and
  • How change affects teams.


Change in the Individual
Learning takes a toll on performance. People usually don’t perform at their highest levels when they try to do something for the first time. In the early stages of learning, people tend to pay close attention to what they are doing and how they are doing it. They...
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About the Authors

Esther Cameron and Mike Green help organizations and executives manage and lead change. Green teaches at Henley Management College and Cameron has lectured on change management for the University of Bristol for the past ten years. She is the author of Facilitation Skills Made Easy.

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