4 Kim S. Cameron and Robert E. Quinn John Wiley & Sons, $45.20
Organizations often fail in their change and improvement efforts because of their inability to bring about cultural change, say authors Kim Cameron and Robert Quinn. Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture provides a methodical and systematic approach that guides successful fundamental culture change.
The authors offer three contributions to help manage and lead organizational culture change: the Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument (OCAI), a description of the theory behind the OCAI, and a systematic strategy for implementing organizational and personal change. In addition, the book provides information concerning the Management Skills Assessment Instrument, which can be used to diagnose the skills and competencies of managers.
Plenty of books address organizational change. So why is this one different? It's a no-nonsense, clearly written workbook that describes a step-by-step, orderly approach complete with detailed instructions that you can use to complete the assessments, plot your own cultural profile and refer back to as an excellent resource for successfully leading organizational change and instigating managerial leadership improvement. The book is well written, and valuable information is available for researcher and employee alike. —M.T.