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Change Leadership Challenge 3: Embedding Change

Partnering Resources

This is the third in a series of posts about change leadership. Embed your change in to the fabric of your organization. and results?

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Five Large Systems Change Trends

Networking Action

Anyone working on big change issues should have an eye to mega system changes.

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Change Experts’ Change Challenge

Networking Action

What are the impediments to scaling change strategies to address the global breadth and transformational depth of critical issues?  Conversations at MIT and Oxford meetings in October, and discussions over the past few months with large system change experts , … Blog Change

From Change Initiatives to Change Systems

Networking Action

Global change systems are evolving all around us. 

Why So Many Social Change Organizations Struggle

Alchemy of Change

When nonprofit organizations with issue-specific, niche missions organize themselves around individual donor fundraising, it creates waste, dysfunction and drains power away from real social change. Social Change attention donor engagement fundraising nonprofit philanthropy social change

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Getting the Message Across: Five Levels of Change Communications

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People often tell me that change communications are the most challenging implementation task. For many changes, this step isn’t necessary.

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Change Leadership Challenge 1: Active, Committed Leadership

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This is the first in a series of posts about change leadership. Today’s executives have a great responsibility to enact change.

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Change Leadership Challenge 5: Use Networks for Change

Partnering Resources

This is the fifth in a series of posts about change leadership. Previous posts covered active, committed leadership , building a compelling business case , embedding change , and meaningful employee participation. “I’ll tell you how communication really works around here,” the data architect told me over coffee.

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Change Leadership Challenge 2: Compelling Business Case

Partnering Resources

This is the second in a series of posts about change leadership. What motivates you to change? I’m pretty easy; cake does the trick.

2014 61

Realizing Large Systems Change

Networking Action

Creating large change systems. Large system change, sometimes called transformation science, is a growing field of knowledge and … Blog Webinars Friday, February 27 & March 6. Friday, Feb. 27 1-2 PM Eastern Time (New York). Guests: Steve Waddell and Tom Bigda-Peyton.

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Systems Thinking for Social Change

Networking Action

Whenever I sink myself into systems thinking, I realize it should be called systems being.

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New Book: Change for the Audacious

Networking Action

Addressing critical challenges like climate change, food security and equity requires large systems change and development of powerful change systems.

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Change Leadership Checklist

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Change Leadership Checklist. Change leaders need to answer key questions in each phase before moving on to the next. Change Leadership

Societal Change Systems Versus Production Systems

Networking Action

Distinguishing between Societal Change Systems (SCSs) and Production Systems (PSs) is the new frontier in large systems change work.

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Competencies for Effective Societal Change Systems

Networking Action

To be effective, Societal Change Systems (SCSs) develop seven roles that require distinct competencies. This conclusion arises from a large amount of research by many people, including work that I’ve done with Global Action Networks. Academically these roles are usually … Net Dev

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Part 3: From Change Initiatives to Change Systems

Networking Action

Part 1 introduced the concept of change system and five subsystems through a project on the global change system for electricity;  Part 2 described the seven functions necessary for these systems to be effective.  In this blog, these are integrated … Change

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Cultivating System Change Webinar Changed

Networking Action

Thursday, March 27:  Cultivating system change – a practitioners companion. Presenter: … Net Dev

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Can you change organizational culture?

Net-Map Toolbox

” Digging into this will allow you two things: Reformulate your mission as you understand what should be preserved and what should be changed.

Dialogic Organization Development and Transformational Change

Networking Action

This is one of a series of guest blogs on large systems change written as part of GOLDEN’s Ecosystems Labs activ ity.

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Change Agents as (Intellectual) Shamans

Networking Action

Transformational change makers are shamans. In her book Intellectual Shamans Sandra Waddock focuses on 28 leading business academics of transformational intellectual impact that include ones well-known as change makers such as Otto Scharmer, David Cooperrider and Ed Schein. It is … Net Dev

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Large Systems Change: an emerging field of transformation and transitions

Networking Action

What is meant by “large systems change (LSC)?” What must change and what are the strategies to realize it? How can we “do it” much better? What does a comprehensive picture of the field of LSC knowledge and methods look … Net Dev

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Changing the Meme of Constant Growth

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Constant growth is driving humanity off an ecological cliff, writes  Dr. Sandra Waddock  (Boston College). She describes how growth has become a “meme,” a core value, and she identifies diverse alternatives, from “thrivability” to “enough.” Dr. Waddock is active with … Net Dev

2014 63

Go Slow to Go Fast: Make Your Next Change Initiative Fly

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It represents a major change in how people operate, and it’s tied to a new corporate strategy. Change Leadership Leadership Why Go Slow?

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Thinking about Large Scale System Change

Networking Action

This is part of a series of guest blogs on large systems change. Sandra Waddock – Boston College.

2013 36

Three Ways Human Networks Can Help Drive Change

Partnering Resources

According to a 2006 McKinsey survey, only 38 percent of change initiatives were completely or mostly successful at improving performance.

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Webinar: Peace-building as large systems change

Networking Action

This is part of a webinar series on large systems complex change. Date:  Tuesday, Sept. 8. Time:   9am PT/ noon ET/ 5pm UK/ 6pm CET/ 7pm Amman. Topic: Peace building. Place: https://zoom.us/j/260856719 j/260856719 ; or  +1 408 638 0968 (US … Net Dev

2015 38

Labs as a Large Systems Change Strategy

Networking Action

The concept of “labs” as a way to address complex issues is a relatively new concept.  Zaid Hassan, in the Social Labs Revolution, estimates it to be about 20 years old.  His intimate involvement in developing a number of them … Net Dev

2014 54

The changing role of the online teacher

Jenny Connected

As teachers we know that our students may go through transformational changes as a result of their learning on our courses. 2013). 2014, p.62).

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The 10 Key Principles of Change Management

The Bumble Bee

For example, asking an outright opponent of the change to become a champion is not likely to be a very useful intervention. Be patient.

2013 61

Setting the Right Pace for Change

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Setting the Right Pace during Change. Some changes need to move quickly, others slowly. What is the right pace for change? Adapt.

2013 36

Governance and Large Systems Change: the case of financial inclusion

Networking Action

What are the implications of large systems change for traditional governance structures and public goods production?

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Change Happens Through People – Even at Walmart

Alchemy of Change

Part 1 of 4: Marc Gunther just  reviewed  Force of Change , the story of Walmart’s conversion to sustainable business practices.

Changing with technology: the example of collaborating with slack

Joitske Hulsebosch

I find it fascinating to see how our habits change (or don''t change at all!) driven by new technologies.

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I’ve Changed My Mind

How to Save the World

H uman beings, it seems, change our worldviews — what we value and believe to be true — pretty slowly. We can’t be other than who we are.

2015 23

Social media: a new type of hammers for change facilitators in organisations

Joitske Hulsebosch

We wrote this for the change facilitators working in and with organisations on change. change management social media

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Changing Minds Inside the Enterprise

Portals and KM

There is a lot of talk about changing leadership styles in response to shift from tangible to intangibles assets becoming the most significant source of value to enterprises.  See also Howard Gardner’s more recent book on Changing Minds. Here are some pointers from Changing Minds.  

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When Organizational Goals Clash with Social Change Goals

Alchemy of Change

This morning I received an online petition to support changes to US fuel efficiency standards, and the reasons I didn't sign it say a lot about the problems of the social change sector today. People Power advocacy climate engagement permission marketing

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What is Transformational Change?

Networking Action

This is one of a series of guest blogs on large systems change written as part of GOLDEN’s Ecosystems Labs activity.  It is extracted from a draft Working Paper prepared for Enel Foundation on Pathways to Sustainability… Change Net Dev By Steve Waddell.

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Net-Map – Agile – Organizational Change

Net-Map Toolbox

But that it means significantly changing processes, power and incentives within the organization. So introducing agile is not just a technical switch but actually an organizational change effort. case studies Change Management notes from the field Organizational Learning Other people's workWhat does that mean?

“If Everyone Jumps, Do You Jump Too?”: Using Social Ties for Change Leadership

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It especially has power in the work world where savvy leaders can use social momentum and support to help implement organization change. Adapt.

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