The Change Handbook: The Definitive Resource on Today's Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems: Easyread Comfort Edition

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Jun 24, 2009 - Business & Economics - 520 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
Evolutions of Open Systems Theory
9
OpenSpaceOnline RealTime Methodology
21
Organization Workshop
30
PeerSpirit Circling Creating Change in the Spirit of Cooperation
39
Power of Imagination Studio A Further Development of the Future Workshop Concept
49
RealTime Strategic Change
58
SimuReal Action Learning in Hyperdrive
66
in Governance
274
STRUCTURING METHODS
285
Community Weaving
286
Participative Design Workshop
320
Collaborative Work Systems Design
352
The Whole Systems Approach Using the Entire System to Change and Run the Business
360
IMPROVING METHODS
372
Rapid Results
373

Study Circles
74
Think Like a Genius Realizing Human Potential
82
Web Labs Small Group Dialogues on the Internet Commons
93
PLANNING METHODS
102
Dynamic Planning and the Power of Charrettes 103 33 Future Search Common Ground Under Complex Conditions
134
Scenario Thinking
163
Search Conference
195
Community Summits
225
Large Group Scenario Planning
233
SOAR A New Approach to Strategic Planning 242 Strategic Forum
253
The Six Sigma Approach to Improvement and Organizational Change
403
Action Learning
433
Action Review Cycle and the After Action Review Meeting
442
Balanced Scorecard
453
Civic Engagement Restoring Community Through Empowering Conversations
463
The Cycle of Resolution Conversational Competence for Sustainable Collaboration
471
Employee Engagement Process
482
GemeinsinnWerkstatt Project Framework for Community Spirit
492
Idealized Design
502
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