Research is essential for change managers that want to stay knowledgeable about their industry. That’s why we’ve collected some of the top change management reviews, journals, and blogs in this article.
From academic journals to websites, you’ll find all the resources you need to stay current in the field.
Plus, at the end of the article, we have listed a few research tips to help you dig deeper.
Here we go!
First, we’ll start with the most authoritative sources – change management reviews and journals.
Change Management Reviews and Journals
There are a few academic journals, business journals, and association journals devoted specifically to change management.
The most notable are:
- The Journal of Change Management – A journal devoted specifically to change management, including academic articles, research, and studies
- The Journal of Organizational Change Management – Another journal devoted to organizational change
- International Journal of Strategic Change Management – This journal focuses, as the name suggests, specifically on strategic change
- The Harvard Business Review – The Harvard Business Review is an excellent source for many business topics, including change management
However, change management professionals can find useful information in a variety of other places.
For instance, the journals and reviews below are not specific to change management. But they often include articles on change management.
Also, since change management is a managerial discipline, some of these journals include plenty of articles on relevant topics.
Here are a few places to look for academic research on change management:
- Project Management Journal – As the name suggests, this journal is devoted to project management, and it has a number of articles that can be useful for change management projects
- The Jabian Journal – The journal published by Jabian, a strategic management and technology consulting firm, which contains many articles on topics relevant to change in today’s organizations
- Journal of Entrepreneurship and Organization Management – This journal includes articles not only on entrepreneurship, but also on business topics that would interest change managers, such as employee learning and leadership
- Journal of Management – This journal also includes a wide variety of academic articles and research on managerial topics, many of which can be useful for the change professional
- Academy of Management Journal – Similar to the Journal of Management, this journal includes a number of academic articles on management and business topics
- Journal of Management and Organization – This academic journal, published by Cambridge, includes a wide variety of peer-reviewed articles from disciplines including psychology, sociology, political science, and more
Academic journals and reviews aren’t the only places to find information about change management.
Blogs and Websites
There are also a number of other blogs specifically devoted to change management.
These are some of the most prominent change management resources on the web today:
- Prosci’s Blog – Prosci is a leader in the change management space, offering consulting services, course, and other change management solutions
- Torbin Rick’s Blog – Torbin Rick, an executive and change management expert, has many blog articles on the topic of change management
- Conversations of Change – Conversations of Change is the blog of change management professional Dr. Jen Frahm, and it offers many articles on the topic of change management
- Enclaria Blog – This blog is another blog strictly focused on business change and “change at work,” by change professional Heather Stagl
- Lean Change Blog – This blog, specifically devoted to lean change management, has many articles and podcasts by change coach Jason Little
- Change Management Review – This is an excellent resource for change management information, as well as many other tools, such as white papers, podcasts, training, and more
- WalkMe’s Change Management Blog – Last but not least is WalkMe’s Change Management blog. This blog is constantly updated with information about change management, change leadership, and other relevant topics.
These are excellent places to go if you want to stay up-to-date on change management information.
However, what do you do if you need more targeted information?
We’ll cover a few research tips below.
Final Thoughts: A Few Change Management Research Tips
Ongoing education and research is essential for change management professionals.
Regular research can help professionals:
- Stay knowledgeable about their field
- Keep up with change management trends
- Gather useful information to demonstrate the value of change management
- Know what works and what doesn’t
Among other things.
The sources mentioned above are excellent places to go for such research.
However, there are other ways of drilling deeper.
Here are a few tips:
Find repositories of journals. Many university libraries have online repositories for journals, such as the one at the Eastern Michigan University library. You can also find journal databases that are not affiliated with colleges, such as OMICS. These databases let you specifically search for keywords, article titles, and more.
Use search engines to drill down. Combine keywords, such as “change management” with “ROI.” Target more specifically by adding a journal title, another keyword, a date, a person’s name, and so on. You can also use search operators to narrow down your search results – such as results from a specific domain name.
Use social media research tools. Search engines comb the web, but there are other tools that let you search social media. Tools such as Buzzsumo, Talkwalker, and Social Searcher will let you sift through social media search results.
Get alerts in your inbox. Google Alerts and Talkwalker are two services that can send search alerts straight to your inbox. For instance, if you want to stay updated on articles that match the query “change leadership,” simply create an alert … the service will do the rest.
These are just a few tips that can help you stay updated on change management research.
For more change management tips, resources, and information, visit our blog’s homepage.
Chris is the Lead Author & Editor of Change Blog. Chris established the Change blog to create a source for news and discussion about some of the issues, challenges, news, and ideas relating to Change Management.