Organizational Change Review Desk YouTube Playlist (updated 06/01/21)

This lockdown playlist has featured my highly opinionated reviews of organizational change literature. If nothing else, I have enjoyed the distraction of this creative process. Critical thinking primarily informs my review choices rather than my reviews. I concentrate on the literature that I appreciate and I celebrate that literature, rather than objectively reviewing it. There are some critical reviews, but the ‘dodgy’ organizational change literature doesn’t really merit the time and energy it takes to create a video.

This post lists all ten of the videos that I produced. I am not going to embed all videos into this post. I have embedded the final two videos and included a short commentary. I enjoyed the creativity of making these videos; filming, editing and uploading proved to be a fascinating learning curve. Whilst, I am concluding this playlist, I hope to do further videos. I enjoyed filming in the forest and at this moment filming videos of forests is appealing.

If you want to provoke constructive debate on Twitter about any issues raised in the videos my username is @OCReviewDesk.

Videos Listing

  1. Introduction to the OCRD playlist.
  2. The Dynamics of Planned Change. (Lippitt, Watson and Westley, 1958).
  3. Politics of change: The discourses that inform organizational change and their capacity to silence. (McMillan, 2016)
  4. Upbeat leadership: A recipe for – or against – “successful” leadership theory. (Alvesson, 2020)
  5. Chapter (8) ‘Leading Change’ in A handbook for leaders in higher education: Transforming teaching and learning. (Marshall, 2016)
  6. Organizational Silence in the NHS: ‘Hear no, See no, Speak no’. (Pope, 2019)
  7. Philosophies of Organizational Change. (Smith and Graetz, 2011)
  8. Success or failure? Making sense of outcomes in a public sector change project. (Hagebakken, Olsen and Solstad)
  9. Leaders and managers: Are they different. (Zaleznik, 1977)
  10. The Dark Side of Transformational Leadership: A Critical Perspective (Tourish, 2013)

No.9, is my most critical video. Many academics still cite this 1977 magazine article when they are attempting to encourage a differentiation between managers and leaders. If you watch the video, you will see why I am suspicious about this encouragement.

No. 10, ends on an appreciative note, celebrating one of my favourite contributions to the leading organizational change and transformation debate.

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