Solving the Change Paradox by Means of Trust

Leveraging the Power of Trust to Provide Continuity in Times of Organizational Change

  • Katharina de Biasi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Katharina de Biasi
    Pages 3-8
  3. Katharina de Biasi
    Pages 9-43
  4. Katharina de Biasi
    Pages 77-93
  5. Katharina de Biasi
    Pages 165-172
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 173-185

About this book


Given that studies repeatedly suggest a 70 % failure rate of organizational change, Katharina de Biasi attempts to answer the question why traditional change theory has yet to prove successful, although mastering change has been identified as one of the “Management Challenges for the 21st century”. As a result the author proposes to leverage the change paradox continuity in times of change and to solve it by means of trust. A trust-based formula for successful change is derived which constitutes the finding that trust-formation must precede transformation and which outlines two levers for a positive outcome.


  • The Concept vs. the Reality of Change
  • The Interdependent Relation Between Continuity and Change
  • The Interdependent Relation Between Change and Trust
  • Solving the Change Paradox and Leveraging the Power of Trust

Target Groups

  • Researchers and students in the fields of change management, economic and business ethics as well as leadership
  • Consultants and managers dealing with change and transformation

The Author

Dr. Katharina de Biasi completed her doctoral study under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Andreas Suchanek at the Dr. Werner Jackstädt Chair of Economic and Business Ethics at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany.


Cultural Change Continuous Change Transformation Resistance to Change Uncertainty Fear of the Unknown Trust-Formation Cooperation to Mutual Advantage Organizational Identity Purpose VUCA

Authors and affiliations

  • Katharina de Biasi
    • 1
  1. 1.LeipzigGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-23911-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-23912-1
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