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The goal of this book is to provide you with an understanding of why task-based change seems to fail more times than not and present a process that reverses this course of behavior. This book will show you how to achieve your organization's vision and the related goals through the use of a tool called the Goal Achievement Model. Included in this book is a detailed description of the mode, questions to make you think about this process as it relates to your organization and an example to show you how it can be utilized.

Acerca del Autor - Stephen J. Thomas

Stephen Thomas has worked in the refining industry in the areas of maintenance and reliability for over forty-five years. During that period, he has held many positions of responsibility within the maintenance organization, including turnaround execution and management. His experience, coupled with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Drexel University and master’s degrees in Systems Engineering and Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania, has given him a unique perspective. Steve has also authored seven books and two workbooks on various subjects, with a focus on change management, and has presented this material for private clients and at various maintenance and reliability conferences.

Contents

  • Introduction: Goal Achievement Made Simple
  • Chapter 1: Why Do Change Efforts Fail?
  • Chapter 2: You Can't Ignore the Culture
  • Chapter 3: Strategy in Support of Change
  • Chapter 4: The Goal Achievement Model
  • Chapter 5: Vision and Goals
  • Chapter 6: Initiatives
  • Chapter 7: Activities
  • Chapter 8: Measurement
  • Chapter 9: Outcomes and Impacts
  • Chapter 10: An Example of How It Works
  • Chapter 11: Sustainability
  • Chapter 12: The Beginning

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