Book — 1 online resource (355 pages) : illustrations
Preface The Change Management Model Appreciating Change: Industry Analysis Appreciating Change: Mental and Business Models Mobilising Support Executing Change Building Change Capability Leadership and Change Index.
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Based on their extensive research and work with organisations, V Nilakant and S Ramnarayan present a new model for organisational change that identifies four core tasks crucial to the success of any change initiative: appreciating change, mobilising support for change, executing change and building change capability. The authors contend that those change initiatives that do not succeed are the direct outcome of a failure to effectively manage one or more of these tasks. Simultaneously, as it warns managers against adoping simplistic recipes, Change Management also explains how organisational change is about changing the way in which people think and act. This book suggests four fundamental ways of altering the mindsets of managers: tuning to the external environment and people`s mindsets inside the organisation; influencing and persuading people and strengthening communication; constructing change initiatives on the basis of cross-functional collaboration and challenging goals; and creating positive contexts that enable people to have faith in thier own capabilities. This book argues that effective management of change is about balance-balance between short-term and long-term, profits and people , overview and detail, continuity and transformation and between the feasible and the desirable. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (viii, 283 pages) Digital: data file.
Introduction - changing the subject-- the power of definitions - a genealogy of the "Mystical"-- disciplining religion-- sacred texts, hermeneutics and world religions-- Orientalism and Indian religions-- the modern myth of "Hinduism"-- "Mystic Hinduism" - Vedanta and the politics of representation-- Orientalism and the discovery of "Buddhism"-- the politics of privatization-- Indian religion and the study of mysticism-- beyond orientalism?-- religion and comparativism in a post-colonial era.
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Orientalism and Religion offers us a timely discussion of the implications of contemporary post-colonial theory for the study of religion. Richard King examines the way in which notions such as mysticism, religion, Hinduism and Buddhism are taken for granted. He shows us how religion needs to be reinterpreted along the lines of cultural studies. Drawing on a variety of post-structuralist and post-colonial thinkers, such as Foucault, Gadamer, Said, and Spivak, King provides us with a challenging series of reflections on the nature of Religious Studies and Indology. (source: Nielsen Book Data)