Academic Organization Theory Organizational Change

Organizational Change Review Desk – YouTube Playlist

Playlist of 10 YouTube organizational change videos by Mark Hughes.


(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.

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.