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International Human Resource Development, 3rd Edition by John P Wilson

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04

Change management and organization development

JOHN P WILSON

If changing is, as I have argued, only another word for learning, then the theories of learning will also be the theories of changing. Those who are always learning are those who can ride the waves of change and who see a changing world as full of opportunities – not dangers. (HANDY, 1990: 44)

Learning outcomes

When you have completed this chapter, you should be able to:

  • provide a definition of change;
  • describe the factors that stimulate change;
  • describe types of resistance to change;
  • use a variety of strategies to overcome resistance to change;
  • describe Lewin’s stages of change;
  • identify performance gaps at individual and organizational level;
  • describe organizational development; ...

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