Change Management Reading List


This is not an exhaustive list of the reading for this course, nor are you expected to cover all of the material. Use these sources for further investigation into topics you are intrigued by or are looking for clarification on. 


Beckhard, Richard, and Reuben T Harris. (1987). Organizational Transitions. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., 1987. Print.


Burke, W & Litwin, G. (1992). A Causal Model of Organizational Performance and Change. Journal of Management. Vol 18. No 3 (1992) p 529.


Corrigan, S. (2012). The Need for Change - Trends That Are Endangering your Business. Vanguard Scotand, 2012. Print. 


Drucker, Peter F. (2010). Managing In A Time Of Great Change. Print.


Heath, Chip and Dan Heath. (2010). Switch. New York: Broadway Books, 2010. Print.


Hultman, Ken. (1998). Making Change Irresistible. Palo Alto, Calif.: Davies-Black Pub., 1998. Print.


Kanter, Rosabeth Moss, Barry Stein, and Todd Jick. (1992). The Challenge of Organizational Change. New York: Free Press, 1992. Print.


Kotter, John P. (1996). Leading Change. Boston, Mass.: Harvard Business School Press, 1996. Print.


Leavitt, Harold J. (1972). Managerial Psychology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1972. Print.


Lewin, K. (1947). Frontiers in Group Dynamics: Concept, Method and Reality in Social Science; Social Equilibria and Social Change. Human Relations 1.1 (1947): 5-41. Web.


Lewin, K. (1947). Frontiers in Group Dynamics: II. Channels of Group Life; Social Planning and Action Research. Human Relations 1.2 (1947): 143-153. Web.


McKinsey & Company. (2008). Enduring Ideas: The 7-S Framework. Available at (March 2008).


Myers, Piers, Sally Hulks, and Liz Wiggins. (2012). Organizational Change. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Print.


Prosci. (2009). Best Practices in Change ManagementAvailable at: 


Other reading

This McKinsey report provides a comprehensive list of critical success factors that ensure change initiatives will realise their expected benefits -

This paper explains one of the most common elements of organisational change, the Change Management Framework (also known as the methodology, approach or lifecycle) -

This competency model from the Change Management Institute explains the core competencies for those leading and managing change, and provides a useful way to benchmark your own skills and experience to see where you are strongest and where you have areas for development -

This article from the Harvard Business Review helps us to understand the close relationship between understanding how to manage change and becoming an effective leader -

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