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The NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change: Principles, Practices, and Perspectives, 2nd Edition by Michael Brazzel, Brenda B. Jones

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CHAPTER THIRTEENORGANIZATION CHANGE THEORIES AND MODELS

Michael Brazzel

Change is inherent to organizations today—change desired by organization leaders to satisfy goals and accomplish organization visions, change that results from changes in the worldview of organization members, and change that is a response to what is happening in an organization’s external environment. All organizations are continually changing. That is true in business and in other organizations, as well.

This chapter is a review of organization change theories and models that are popular today. Organization change theories are the lenses that are used to understand, explain, and predict organization change. Organization change models are based in change theories. They ...

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