The Change Handbook: The Definitive Resource on Today's Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems: Easyread Super Large 18pt Edition

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Jun 24, 2009 - Business & Economics - 460 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

ADAPTABLE METHODS
1
Future Search Common Ground Under Complex
33
Ancient Wisdom Council
36
Appreciative Inquiry Summit
47
The Conference Model
59
Consensus Decision Making
69
Conversation Café
81
Dynamic Facilitation
91
SimuReal Action Learning in Hyperdrive 188 29 Study Circles
197
Think Like a Genius Realizing Human Potential Through
205
Web Labs Small Group Dialogues on the Internet Commons
217
PLANNING METHODS
227
Dynamic Planning and the Power of Charrettes
228
Conditions
263
Scenario Thinking
295
Search Conference
330

The Genuine Contact Program
100
Human Systems Dynamics
110
Leadership Dojo
118
Evolutions of Open Systems Theory
126
OpenSpaceOnline RealTime Methodology 140 24 Organization Workshop
150
PeerSpirit Circling Creating Change in the Spirit of Cooperation
159
Power of Imagination Studio A Further Development of the Future Workshop Concept
169
RealTime Strategic Change
179
Community Summits
362
Large Group Scenario Planning
371
SOAR A New Approach to Strategic Planning 381 39 Strategic Forum
393
Strategic Visioning Bringing Insight to Action 404 41 The 21st Century Town Meeting Engaging Citizens in Governance
416
STRUCTURING METHODS
428
Community Weaving
429
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