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

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Jun 24, 2009 - Business & Economics - 576 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

SUPPORTIVE METHODS
1
Thoughts About the Future from the Lead
47
the Future
80
World
107
Quick Summaries
140
Civic Engagement
174
Collaborative Work Systems Design
184
Community Weaving
194
Dynamic Planning Charrettes
235
GemeinsinnWerkstatt
251
Idealized Design
267
Large Group Scenario Planning
282
Online Environments
299
OpenSpaceOnline RealTime Methodology 315 Organization Workshop
321
Playback Theatre
336
References Suggested by Multiple Contributing
466

Consensus Decision Making
204
Dialogue and Deliberation
218
About the Lead Authors
505
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