The Dance of Change

Work Study

ISSN: 0043-8022

Article publication date: 1 June 2000




(2000), "The Dance of Change", Work Study, Vol. 49 No. 3.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited

The Dance of Change

The Dance of Change

Peter SengeNicholas Brealey£19.99ISBN: 1-85788-243-1

Keywords: Learning organizations, Organizational change, Leadership

Peter Senge's international bestseller, The Fifth Discipline, made a major contribution to the practice of management by introducing the concept and theory of learning organisations. He moved into the realms of the practical, from the theoretical, with The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook - a pragmatic guide to creating a learning organisation. This new book moves beyond the initial stages, to sustain the momentum of such a learning organisation. This recognises that, after the initial thrust and any early success, it is difficult, even with real commitment, to sustain transformation over time.

This book builds on new views on leadership to show how to accelerate success and avoid obstacles. It is filled with individual and team exercises designed to show executives why they should, and how they can, work together to anticipate and address challenges. It is built on experience at some large and well-known organisations (such as BP, Chrysler, Du Pont, Ford and GE) and offers practical advice, in a clear format, to first-line supervisors right through to executives, and to internal educators and facilitators.

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