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 - 556 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
PLANNING METHODS
18
Dynamic Planning and the Power of Charrettes 19 33 Future Search Common Ground Under Complex
32
Conditions
77
Scenario Thinking
129
Search Conference
188
Community Summits
237
Large Group Scenario Planning
252
Strategic Visioning Bringing Insight to Action 303 41 The 21st Century Town Meeting Engaging Citizens in Governance
320
STRUCTURING METHODS
339
Community Weaving
340
Participative Design Workshop
400
Collaborative Work Systems Design
456
The Whole Systems Approach Using the Entire System to Change and Run the Business
471
IMPROVING METHODS
492
Rapid Results
493

SOAR A New Approach to Strategic Planning 268 39 Strategic Forum
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