Jean Neumann

Jean Neumann (BA, MA, PhD) works as both practitioner and academic in those fields that blend organizational development and change, consultancy and related change management careers. As Senior Fellow in Scholarly Practice at The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR, London, since 2009), she recently has been crafting a series of web-articles on the contemporary application of Kurt Lewin’s principles. This blend of classic concepts with current challenges underpins Jean’s action research into the complexity and contradictions of ‘good’ organisational change. Having achieved over 25 refereed publications in this vein, Jean’s particular concern is to encourage writing and publication by practitioners. A few years after serving as an Assistant Editor for TIHR’s journal, Human Relations, she accepted a role as Associate Editor for NTL Institute’s journal JABS (Journal of Applied Behavioural Science). As owner and principal of her own private practice, Jean provides professional advice and development for organisational consultants and change managers. Since 1976, she has completed over 450 projects. Her professional interest in integrating theory and practice for more realistic and workable approaches to real life change has led to research on middle managers as internal change agents – the focus of her role as Visiting Fellow, Cranfield School of Management (UK, since 2010).