By Gary D. Kissler
Your company has just announced a major change in its business direction. Even top performers are questioning their job security, and it's your responsibility to see that productivity and quality levels are not disturbed, or the consequences could be even greater. How do you manage this situation and keep it from snowballing our of control?Downsizing, acquisitions, mergers, and plant closings are examples of changes that impact employees. When change strikes your organization, you need to find a way to position your people to take advantage of the situation, rather than be overcome by it. A rider pits human intelligence against the superior strength of a wild horse, in this case, change. You will not try to master the animal, but rather exploit its strength to achieve your goals. This book shows how to become a successful "Change Rider."Gary Kissler, in his past work and in his current position providing Change Management Services for Andersen Consulting, has had the unique opportunity to see how change is handled in organizations. In The Change Riders, he offers these "was stories" so that others may learn from them and he provides insights to explain their success or failure. The Change Riders also presents practical tools to guide organizations in managing the impact of change. These tools include a "blueprint" showing major variables that need to be considered, and a "roadmap" to plan out the steps.