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 - 560 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

IMPROVING METHODS
1
Action Learning
57
Action Review Cycle and the After Action Review Meeting
73
Balanced Scorecard
91
Civic Engagement Restoring Community Through Empowering Conversations
108
The Cycle of Resolution Conversational Competence for Sustainable Collaboration
121
Employee Engagement Process
140
GemeinsinnWerkstatt Project Framework for Community Spirit
158
Values Into Action
209
WorkOut
224
SUPPORTIVE METHODS
241
Online Environments That Support Change
242
Playback Theatre
321
Visual Recording and Graphic Facilitation Helping People See What They Mean
366
The Drum Café Building Wholeness One Beat at a Time
416
JazzLab The Music of Synergy
430

Idealized Design
175
The Practice of Empowerment Changing Behavior and Developing Talent in Organizations
189

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