Managing Change Step By Step

Prentice Hall
Richard Newton  
Total pages
June 2007

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Change Management is not a single, coherent and agreed upon approach but rather an assortment of tools, techniques, methods and simple good intentions - all of which are simply and practically broken down by this book.

The problems with change management is at all levels of management and many people have roles which require them to not only perform the traditional day-to-day tasks associated with being a manager, but also need to deliver ongoing change in their teams, departments or divisions. They want straightforward and practical advise that is easy to understand and can be applied immediately, which this book delivers. It shows how change management can be constructively approached by a practical frame work.



  • Breaks down what is often perceived as a highly complex skill into simple and practical steps.
  • This book cuts across all aspects of change and synthesises the main points based on real experience.
  • Shows how to make people adopt and use the tips and advice to change the way they work in any organisation.


Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Step 1: Learn the basics
  • Step 2: Understand your objective
  • Step 3: Build the change team
  • Step 4: Plan how to achieve change
  • Step 5: Assess willingness and capability to change
  • Step 6: Implement change
  • Step 7: Consolidate change
  • Step 8: Manage communications
  • Step 9: Prepare for future change

Back Cover

Your practical guide to managing change in any organisation, one step at a time.

You need to implement an important change. You need to know what to do, in what order, to make sure it all runs smoothly. You want to come out of it with the desired results and minimum stress. This book is for you.

Managing Change Step by Step breaks things down into easy stages to ensure nothing is left to chance.Refreshingly jargon-free, it’s a book for anyone who doesn’t need in-depth theory on change management but rather a foolproof guide that will ensure things go according to plan now and in the future.

“A really insightful book. Easy-to-read and full of practical advice. It will be great for new managers heading a change initiative for the first time, as well as the experienced leader who wants more structure and a fuller toolkit.”


Stephen Oliver, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Abritas Limited


“A very useful text which brings together a comprehensive range of change management approaches in a simple and accessible way.”


Janet Campbell, Director, Perago Consulting


Richard Newton specialises in complex change problems, helping companies to improve change and project management capabilities. Through his work, whether in strategic, operational or project roles, Richard advocates simple yet highly structured approaches.

Richard splits his time between running his company, Enixus Ltd, and writing.