The Nature, Impact and Management of Attitudes Towards Change

Useful Web Links

  • Organizational Change by Woody Allen – a great example of the impact of organizational change made by Woody Allen in the movie The Curse of the Jade Scorpion:                                                     
  • The Big Bang Theory – Sheldon hates change (Season 7) – a short but funny clip about how people might react to change:                                                                                                               
  • Embracing Change, Jason Clarke – This TedxTalk presentation explores how we get past the wall of opposition. Clarke looks at how it can be made simpler:                                                               
  • Be the change you want to see in your company, Gib Bulloch – in this TedxTalk Gib Bulloch steals a famous quote from Ghandi to prove that it is not only for NGOs to be addressing the world's big issues. His call to action is that the private sector with its extensive reach can and should be a key player and enabler. He shares his personal story of how he became the Founder and Executive Director of Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), a ring-fenced not-for-profit consulting group within Accenture, whose clients include many of the major international NGOs and development agencies:
  • Lead and be the change, Mark Mueller-Eberstein – in this TedxTalk, Mark explores the dynamic between the human and technical factors that positively impact business operations and how businesses can leverage key technology trends:                                                                                                 
  • A brief introduction to change management, Paul Brown (Stanford Business series) – delivers a concise and very accessible intro to change management. The message is simple: ‘change is pervasive in our society and a fact of life in organizations. Change management is about modifying or transforming organizations in order to maintain or improve their effectiveness’. Quoting a myriad of change pioneers, Darwin, a hint of popular philosophy and many ground-breaking theories, Brown succeeds in putting the change management concept across in a succinct and somehow entertaining way, and as result, sets the bar high for forthcoming works.