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The change-management reference work of the change expert Dr. George Kraus is released in its third edition. “In its third edition is the Handbook change management: management of change processes in organisations” (Cornelsen Verlag) appeared. Thus, that evolved from the three change expert Dr. Georg Kraus, Christel Becker Kolle and Thomas Fischer wrote a book become a real classic in the field of change management literature. Book strong in the 358 pages whose authors deal in detail with the different types of change processes and projects. Please explain in detail how they are successfully planned, managed and controlled. Examples of practice they show, in which falling business change projects often fall and as this can be avoided.

Numerous graphs and checklists are integrated into the book. In addition to reside on one the book enclosed CD many guides and worksheets for the different phases of change projects, which the manual to a real book of work not only for change management officer in Company will. The manual change management into five main chapters is divided. These are divided into numerous sections, which is why the manual at the same time is a reference work. “In the first chapter of the main principles of change management” the various events for change projects as well as types of change processes are described first. Then, the authors deal with the themes of leadership and dynamics in processes of change.

You explain not only the various phases of change projects and what typical behavior patterns often show those involved in them; represented is also asked is which leadership behaviour in them. Common mistakes in change projects and key success factors of change processes are described in the second main chapter. Here, explain the authors for example, how to eat a bird or die “attitude of top management affects and can be included in change projects such as the business leaders as active supporters. In the third chapter the manual authors provide all that, Change management consulting Dr. Kraus & partner, Bruchsal, work, the instruments and methods for planning and managing change projects. In addition to classics such as the SWOT analysis and the TCP matrix, also such innovative instruments such as the resistance presented radar. Environment and conditions”means the fourth main chapters. It assumes that change processes will never take place in a vacuum. Here, the authors describe the framework conditions, which often affect change projects and taken into account in their planning. For example the Organization form: How can the processes in a matrix organization be optimized? Or legal aspects: what changes must employees be informed of only and when the Works Council co-determination right? The last main section describes four case examples of typical change projects. Such a merger and turnaround project; Furthermore a project to improve customer orientation and a restructuring project. The manual change management: Control of Change processes in organizations”by Dr. Georg Kraus, Christel Becker Kolle and Thomas Fischer costs 39.95 euro (Cornelsen Verlag, Berlin, 2010;) ISBN-10: 3589238186).

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