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Change management

Businesses continually face challenges to stay competitive. Our selection of books, articles and guides can help you implement change, get your team on board and create a culture of innovation.

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Featured article

Failing to change

Poor execution is only one reason change efforts fail; this four-year study suggests that misdiagnosis just as big a problem. The authors argue that executives must understanding three things: the catalyst for transformation, the organization’s underlying quest, and the leadership capabilities needed to see it through.

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Featured report

Change management and reorganisation
(ICAEW Finance and Management Faculty, 2014, 25 pages)
Topics covered include change strategy, restructuring, legal issues, leadership, human factors, communication and supporting employees to manage change. Available online to logged-in ICAEW Finance and Management Faculty members. Alternatively, to borrow this report please contact the Library.


The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers. eBooks are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users. If you are unable to access an eBook, please see our Help and support advice or contact library@icaew.com.

Successful organisational transformation: the five critical elements 
(Business Expert Press, 2011)
This book details five factors which the authors see as essential for implementing a successful organisational change programme: "vision - where do you want to go?; leadership - who is going to take you there?; the technical plan- how will you get there?; the social plan - how will you enroll others?; and the burning platform - why leave where you are? What is compelling you to make any change at all?"

Change 2.0: Beyond organisational transformation 
(Springer, 2008)
This book is a collection of articles and case studies "intended to inspire those involved in the practical implementation of change". The articles, written by experienced practitioners, explore different approaches to organisational change and involving employees in the process. The sectors represented range from industrial companies large and small (in automotives, healthcare, consumer goods and telecommunications) to the public sector.

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Briefings are four-page guides from Atom Content Marketing written for the busy practitioner, director and entrepreneur providing concise, practical advice on core business issues.

Managing change


Businesses face change all the time, driven by external or internal influences. Making changes before they are forced on you brings competitive advantage. Creating a culture of innovation can transform your business.

Online articles

The library provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. Access to articles is provided to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Failing to change

Three out of four corporate change efforts fail. But poor execution is only partly to blame; this four-year study suggests that misdiagnosis just as big a problem. The authors argue that executives must understanding three things: the catalyst for transformation, the organization’s underlying quest, and the leadership capabilities needed to see it through.

Strategies for overcoming obstacles to change

A look at the reasons why firms find it so difficult to implement organisational change. The author ends with 12 change management tips that can work within a company, including sustained focus and a serious effort to embed a change in all relevant areas.

The parenting factor

The article examines how companies can use mentoring to improve the talent among its employees and those it wishes to recruit or retain. Particular attention is given to the challenges associated with employee returning from parental leave and the transition process for these employees. To ensure talent is productive, it suggests mentoring that addresses the specific needs of employees..

Shake it all about

Business reorganisation can be a great way to unlock value. However, most change programmes aren’t entirely successful.

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Small Business Update

Small Business Update is a monthly magazine for SMEs with articles covering the latest regulatory developments, practical advice and hot topics.

Using the law to run your family company smoothly


Running a family businesses brings an extra layer of problems — and opportunities. See how you can use the law to reduce the risks inherent in family companies and help secure the future of your company and your family.

Employing family members


Employing your family members within the business can create tensions. If you can predict and cater for them and encourage family and workplace harmony, the commercial and personal benefits can be immense

10 ways to...energise your business


New Year is a natural time to think about your business fortunes in the year ahead. It's also a perfect time to plan for and introduce change - whether in the form of fresh challenges or new ways to tackle old problems. This article looks at strategies to revitalise your firm.

Useful links

Change management (CIPD)
A collection of resources on change management from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development which includes practical advice, research reports and podcasts.

Journal of Organisational Change Management
Official homepage for the journal published by Emerald. Free access to table of contents and article abstracts.

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