Multicultural Organizational Change Definition
Multicultural Organizational Change is the process whereby organizations become inclusive and culturally responsive in implementing their strategic plan. The Organizational change process involves identifying and removing all barriers, which prevent people in a community, especially people from traditionally non-dominant groups from full participation and from receiving equitable services. The change process results in the establishment of organizations that are reflective of, responsive, and responsible to the entire community.
The following list of Organizational Change resources was contributed by Adrienne Chan who has done extensive work in this area. Many thanks to Adrienne.
Selected References for Organizational Change and Diversity
Agocs, Carol, Burr, Catherine, & Somerset, Felicity. 1992. Employment Equity. Scarborough: Prentice-Hall.
Argyris, Chris. 1993. Knowledge for Action: A guide to overcoming barriers to organizational change. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
Armenakis, A.A., Harris, S.G., & Mossholder, K.W. 1993. Creating readiness for organizational change. Human Relations 46 (6), 681-703.
Armstrong, P. (Ed.). 1994. Reflections on changing practices, contexts, and identities. Proceedings of the annual meeting of the Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults. SCUTREA. Hull, England: University of Leeds.
Baldridge, J.V. & Deal T.E. The Dynamics of Organizational Change in Education. Berkley, CA: McCutcheon.
Bergquist, W.H. 1993. The Postmodern Organization: Mastering the art of irreversible change. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Bridges, William. 1991. Managing Transitions. Menlo Park, California: Addison-Wesley.
Calder, J. (Ed.). 1993 Disaffection and Diversity: Overcoming barriers for adult learners. Bristol, PA: Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis.
Carnall, Colin. 1995. Managing Change in Organizations. Hemel Hampstead: Prentice Hall International.
Cherbeneau, Jeanne. 1994. Diversity in the Workplace. In Elsie Y. Cross, Judith H. Katz, Frederick A. Miller & Edith W. Seashore. The Promise of Diversity. New York: Irwin Professional Publishing.
Cox, Taylor, Jr. 1993. Cultural Diversity in Organizations. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
Donald, James & Rattansi, Ali. 1992. ‘Race’ Culture & Difference. London: Sage.
Fiorelli, J.S., & Margolis, H. 1993. Managing and understanding large systems change: Guidelines for executives and change agents. Organization Development Journal 11 (3), 1-13.
Frankenberg, Ruth. 1993. White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Freire. Paulo. 1970. Pedagogy of the Oppressed. New York: Continuum.
__________. 1992. Pedagogy of Hope. New York: Continuum.
Fulton, Oliver (Ed.). 1989 Access and Institutional Change. Milton Keynes: Open University Press.
Henry, J., "amp;" Walker, D. (Eds.). 1991. Managing Innovation. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications and the Open University Press.
Hooks, Bell. 1990. Yearning: race, gender and cultural politics. Boston: South End Press.
Hosking, Dian Marie "amp;" Anderson, Neil. (Eds.) 1992. Organizational Change and Innovation. London "amp;" New York: Routledge.
Itzen, Catherine "amp;" Newman, Janet (Eds.). 1995. Gender, Culture and Organizational Change. London: Routledge.
Kanter, R.M. 1983. The Change Masters. London: George Allen "amp;" Unwin.
Kretzmann, John P. "amp;" McKnight, John L. 1993. Building Communities from the Inside Out. Chicago: ACTA Publications.
Landau, J. 1993. Organizational change and barriers to innovation: A case study in the Italian public sector. Human Relations, 46 (12) 1411-1429.
Lippitt, G.L., Langseth, P. "amp;" Mossop, J. 1986. Implementing Organizational Change. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Lubiano, Wahneema (Ed.) 1997. The House that Race Built. New York: Vintage.
McAndrew, Brian. 1993. Changing Organizations. Essex: Longman.
Morgan, G. 1986. Images of Organization. London: Sage.
Rashford, Nicholas "amp;" Coghlan, David. 1994. The Dynamics of Organizational Levels. Addison-Wesley.
Ray, Michael "amp;" Rinzler, Alan (Eds.) 1993. The New Paradigm in Business. Los Angeles: Tarcher/ Perigree Books
Reason, Peter. (Ed.) 1994. Participation in Human Inquiry. London: Sage.
Reilly, A.H. 1992. Understanding resistance to change: The Jefferson company exercise. Journal of Management Education 16 (3), 314-326.
Schein, Edgar. 1992. Organizational Culture and Leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
Scott, W.R. 1995. Institutions and Organizations. London: Sage
Slim, Hugo "amp;" Thompson, Paul. 1995. Listening for a Change. Philadelphia: New Society Publishers.
Torbert, William. 1991. The Power of Balance. London: Sage.
Westoby. A. (Ed.) Culture and Power in Educational Organizations. Philadelphia: Open University Press