Managing Radical Change.

Sumantra Ghoshal. , Gita Piramal



What Indian Companies Must Do to Become World-Class An invaluable roadmap for Indian executives who strive to excel Winner of the DMA–Escorts Book Award 2000 Managing Radical Change: What Indian Companies Must Do to Become World-Class looks at what companies in India must do to rank among the best in their strategy, organization and management.

The authors, internationally acclaimed management gurus Sumantra Ghoshal and Christopher A. Bartlett and industry insider Gita Piramal, say that managers are aware of the need for a radical response to the problems and challenges posed by the new competitive, technological and market demands in India. But, believing that change can come only by degrees, they hesitate to initiate action. The key purpose of this book is to make managers believe that radical performance improvement is possible. Ghoshal, Piramal and Bartlett feel that managers are the best teachers of managers, and so Managing Radical Change is a distillation of lessons offered by people as diverse as N.R. Narayana Murthy and Brijmohan Lall Munjal, Keki Dadiseth and Dhirubhai Ambani, Azim Premji and Rohinton Aga, Lakshmi Niwas Mittal and Subhash Chandra, Rahul Bajaj and Parvinder Singh.

There is a wealth of information on the best companies in India and worldwide, among them Infosys, Wipro, Reliance, Hindustan Lever, GE and ABB. Lucidly written and brilliantly argued, Managing Radical Change is perhaps the most significant contribution to Indian management literature in recent times.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Vision and Purpose:

    • Successful change efforts often begin with a clear vision and purpose. Leaders need to communicate a compelling narrative that explains why the change is necessary.
  2. Leadership Commitment:

    • Strong leadership commitment is crucial. Leaders must demonstrate a personal commitment to the change, serving as role models for others.
  3. Effective Communication:

    • Open and transparent communication is vital during times of radical change. It helps build trust and keeps everyone informed about the reasons behind the change and its expected outcomes.
  4. Employee Involvement:

    • Involving employees in the change process can foster a sense of ownership and engagement. Seek their input, address concerns, and encourage collaboration.
  5. Adaptability and Flexibility:

    • Organizations must be adaptable and flexible in response to unforeseen challenges. A rigid approach can hinder progress in dynamic environments.
  6. Resilience and Change Management Skills:

    • Equip employees with the skills needed to navigate change successfully. This includes resilience, adaptability, and change management capabilities.
  7. Continuous Learning:

    • Encourage a culture of continuous learning. Radical change often requires new skills and approaches, and organizations must be willing to invest in employee development.
  8. Celebrating Small Wins:

    • Acknowledge and celebrate small victories along the way. Recognizing progress helps maintain morale and motivation.
  9. Feedback Mechanisms:

    • Establish mechanisms for gathering feedback and learning from the experiences of employees. This information can be valuable for refining the change strategy.
  10. Monitoring and Evaluation:

    • Regularly monitor and evaluate the progress of the change initiative. This involves assessing both short-term and long-term outcomes and making adjustments as necessary.
Language English
ISBN-10 0141000228
ISBN-13 9780141000220
No of pages 331
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Penguin Books
Published Date 09 Apr 2002

About Author

Author : Sumantra Ghoshal.


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