Friday, June 17, 2011
Best Business Books #4--The Change Masters
The Change Masters by Rosabeth Moss Kanter (Simon and Schuster, 1983). Considered one of the most important books on corporate change, this book focuses on the importance of empowering and managing people. In fact, one vital finding of Kanter’s research is that companies committed to human resource management were more profitable and financially fit than those who lacked such commitment. Kanter finds that innovation is critical to future growth. Such innovation requires three skills: persuasion, problem solving, and understanding the nature of change.