The Change Handbook: The Definitive Resource on Today's Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems: Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Jun 24, 2009 - Business & Economics - 596 pages
This book is about effective change. It describes methods for changing ''whole systems,'' that is, change based on two powerful foundation assumptions: high involvement and a systemic approach to improvement. High involvement means engaging the people in changing their own system. It is systemic because there is a conscious choice to include the people, functions, and ideas that can affect or be affected by the work. Whole system change methods help you initiate high-leverage, sustainable improvements in organizations or communities. ''High-leverage'' is emphasized because in any improvement effort, we want the highest possible value for the effort invested. We believe that involving people in a systematic way is a key to high leverage and that the methods in this book can provide this leverage for you. You'll need to determine the one(s) best suited to moving your organization or community to the culture you want. We wrote this book to support your efforts. The book is intended to answer questions such as: What methods are available that have proven successful in addressing today's needs for organizational or community change? What are the key distinctions among these methods? How do I know if a method would be a good fit for my organization or community? How do I get started after I select one or more methods? To make a good choice, you'll need some basic information. Rather than provide details of how to do each method, we give you an overview of what's available and some tools to help focus your exploration.
 

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Contents

Thoughts About the Future from the Lead Authors 1 67 HighLeverage Ideas and Actions You Can Use to Shape
2
Hope for the Future Working Together for a Better
11
Quick Summaries
57
Civic Engagement
101
Collaborative Loops
107
Collaborative Work Systems Design
114
Community Summits
120
Community Weaving
126
Future Search
192
The Genuine Contact Program
206
Idealized Design
219
JazzLab
232
Leadership Dojo
245
Online Environments
259
Open Systems Theory
273
OpenSpaceOnline RealTime Methodology 279 Organization Workshop
287

The Conference Model
133
Conversation Café
145
The Cycle of Resolution
152
The Drum Café
164
Dynamic Facilitation
171
Dynamic Planning Charrettes
178
Employee Engagement Process
186
Playback Theatre
305
Rapid Results
322
Search Conference
341
The Six Sigma Approach
355
Strategic Forum
369
References Suggested by Multiple Contributing
469
About the Lead Authors
523

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