Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change (Paperback)

Making the Most of Change

By William Bridges, Susan Bridges

Da Capo Lifelong Books, 9780738219653, 208pp.

Publication Date: January 10, 2017



The business world is constantly transforming. When restructures, mergers, bankruptcies, and layoffs hit the workplace, employees and managers naturally find the resulting situational shifts to be challenging. But the psychological transitions that accompany them are even more stressful. Organizational transitions affect people; it is always people, rather than a company, who have to embrace a new situation and carry out the corresponding change.

As veteran business consultant William Bridges explains, transition is successful when employees have a purpose, a plan, and a part to play. This indispensable guide is now updated to reflect the challenges of today's ever-changing, always-on, and globally connected workplaces. Directed at managers on all rungs of the corporate ladder, this expanded edition of the classic bestseller provides practical, step-by-step strategies for minimizing disruptions and navigating uncertain times.

About the Author

William Bridges, PhD, was an internationally known speaker, consultant, and author, and a preeminent authority on change. For decades, he showed thousands of individuals and hundreds of organizations how to deal more productively with transitions. Susan Bridges, president of William Bridges Associates, consults with leaders and organizations facing unprecedented change. She provides insight and tools to capitalize on the potential for development and innovation during transition. She lives in Marin County, California.