A Handbook for Managers and Leaders
70% of businesses fail to deliver transformational change successfully, repeating familiar mistakes over and over again. Dynamic and potent, this book focuses on a proven, holistic approach to implementing, dealing with and adapting to change. It is the ultimate change management manual for managers and leaders.
The world is changing. Thus organisations need to change too. Varia’s book is essential reading for those leading transformation projects. It provides practical techniques to ensure your transformation is value-focused.- Ade McCormack, Digital Strategist, Keynote Speaker and Author of ‘IT Demystified’
A truly great read for any executive preparing an approach and implementation for transformational change.- Laura Smith, Senior Director Service Excellence North America, Hertz
Unlike other books on the subject, The Art of Transformational Change, outlines the steps to successful transformational change in a clear, descriptive, and informative way, using images and real life examples, which can be applied to any business.
This is a handbook for managers and leaders involved in, or contemplating a change or transformation programme. It provides a practical, detailed and informed framework for creating a change process. This handbook distils tried-and- tested techniques from the multitude of solutions available. Through step-by-step instructions and visual illustrations, it guides the user through context-specific techniques that can be uniquely tailored to any organisational change programme.
Ketan Varia’s Transformational Change Book is what you would expect from a systems thinking practitioner, i.e. logical, well laid out and, while deploying theories throughout, is not theoretical but very practical. The flow, as Dylan Thomas would say, begins at the beginning and takes the reader through the change journey to final testing. The real strength of the book for me is the series of appropriate examples, which are not just informative, but are used to illustrate the theories and methods. Chapter 8 is a case in point. It not only makes the point for end to end process, but also reinforces some of the earlier key messages with very illuminating brief case studies.
Ketan Varia presents a well-established collection of techniques and strategies to counteract these forces of decay, enabling “Organisations as Usual” to change course and continuously transform into “Organisations as Unusual.” Readers will enjoy Ketan’s steady use of everyday examples to illustrate a foundational set of strategies and techniques, covering topics ranging from innovation to systems thinking and fast learning. Readers will also quickly sense the comfort with which Ketan has led the implementation of these concepts with his clients, concepts he has lived and mastered. With this book, he has crafted a leader’s guide to successful transformational change, designed for beginners and veterans alike. Let the journey begin!
For me, the book is a must read for all NHS managers and consultants interested in leadership. It is easy to read and I liked particularly illustration by many figures and pictures. The also liked examples and stories for each principle and tool you mentioned. The references are great for those who are more hungry for more knowledge.
The world is changing. Thus organisations need to change too. Very few organisations can sidestep transformation. Ketan’s book is essential reading for both those leading transformation projects, and those tasked with ensuring its success. It provides a simple set of practical techniques to ensure your transformation is value-focused. In particular, it reflects the realities of the digital age, namely the need to increase business agility and manage high performance teams. The book is to the point, and thankfully bereft of unnecessary jargonese. It is well researched and is supported by very vivid examples. Ketan has provided tools that will take the uncertainty out of organisational transformation, and thus should be a key part of your risk management armoury.
It's very interesting, highly relevant for clinicians in the NHS. Extremely clear and well written