The Change Handbook: The Definitive Resource on Today's Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems: Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition

Front Cover
ReadHowYouWant.com, Jun 24, 2009 - Business & Economics - 512 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.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

ADAPTABLE METHODS
1
The World Café
30
Dynamic Planning and the Power of Charrettes 308 33 Future Search Common Ground Under Complex
32
Ancient Wisdom Council
79
Appreciative Inquiry Summit
92
The Conference Model
106
Consensus Decision Making
118
Conversation Café
131
PeerSpirit Circling Creating Change in the Spirit of Cooperation
224
Power of Imagination Studio A Further Development of the Future Workshop Concept
237
RealTime Strategic Change
249
SimuReal Action Learning in Hyperdrive 260 29 Study Circles
270
Think Like a Genius Realizing Human Potential Through
280
Web Labs Small Group Dialogues on the Internet Commons
295
PLANNING METHODS
307
Conditions
350

Dynamic Facilitation
143
The Genuine Contact Program
153
Human Systems Dynamics
165
Leadership Dojo
175
Evolutions of Open Systems Theory
185
OpenSpaceOnline RealTime Methodology 201 24 Organization Workshop
213
Scenario Thinking
388
Search Conference
430
Community Summits
467
Large Group Scenario Planning
478
SOAR A New Approach to Strategic Planning
490
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information