“Organizational change” means something different to every organization. On a small scale, it can mean working with a newly established team to get off to a fast start by developing group ground rules, agreeing on meeting and decision processes, and clarifying roles and responsibilities. On a large scale, it can mean merging disparate operating units of a major corporation into one unified, productive company.
The Wunderlin Company will work with you to identify opportunities for change and build an action plan for turning those opportunities into positive outcomes for your organization.
From Changing Times
Articles on Organizational Change
- Emotional Intelligence: A Different Way of Being Smart
- Hard Times Call for Hands On, Heads In
- How Leaders Drive Change
- Learning to Think and Work Like Net-centric Generation Y
- Once Upon A Time…(How to Use Storytelling to get People Enthusiastic about a Major Change)
- Push Yourself to Breakthrough Thinking
- Talk About What’s Important
- What is the Best Advice You Ever Got?
- What Is Working Around Here? Positive Image. Positive Energy. Positive Action.
Organizational Change Resources
- Appreciative Inquiry: Change at the Speed of Imagination by Jane Magruder Watkins and Bernard J. Mohr, 2011. A guide to Appreciative Inquiry for leaders.
- Best Practices in Organizational Development and Change: Culture, Leadership, Retention, Performance, Coaching edited by Louis Carter, David Giber, and Marshall Goldsmith, 2001. Resources for ideas and strategies for successful organization and human resource programs.
- HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Change Management 2011. A collection of articles from the Harvard Business Review to help you spearhead change in your organization.
- Inevitable Surprises by Peter Schwartz, 2004. A look at forces that are reshaping our world and how to plan ahead.
- The Heart of Change: Real–Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations by John P. Kotter and Dan S. Cohen, 2012. How to go beyond getting the message across to change behavior.
- “How Great Leaders Inspire Change” by Simon Sinek, Ted Talks, September 2009. A simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?”
- Leading Change by John P. Kotter, 2012. An eight-step process to achieve change goals and understanding how people derail from objectives.
- Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change, by William Bridges, 2009. Practical, step-by-step strategies for minimizing the disruptions caused by workplace change.
- Our Iceberg is Melting: Changing and Succeeding under Any Conditions by John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber, 2006. A simple fable about successfully responding to change in an ever-changing world.
- Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath, 2010. Why is it so hard to make lasting changes in our companies, in our communities, and in our own lives? The primary obstacle is a conflict that’s built into our brains.
- “Tribal Leadership” by David Logan, Ted Talks, March 2009. An explanation of the five kinds of tribes that humans naturally form — in schools, workplaces, even the driver’s license bureau. By understanding our shared tribal tendencies, we can help lead each other to become better individuals.
- “What’s So Hard about Corporate Change” by Peter Cheese, Fortune, May 20, 2013. Addresses the typical barriers to business change.