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

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. Unfortunately, employees have enough negative experiences with aborted initiatives to be cautious when leaders hype a new change. Change Navigation Leadershi

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Change Leadership Challenge 4: Meaningful Employee Participation

Partnering Resources

This is the fourth in a series of posts about change leadership. Previous posts covered active, committed leadership , building a compelling business case , and embedding change. Meaningful employee participation is important during change.

Change Leadership Challenge 1: Active, Committed Leadership

Partnering Resources

This is the first in a series of posts about change leadership. Today’s executives have a great responsibility to enact change. Yet these activities – all of which have significant change-management components to them – can be dogged with challenges.

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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? Too often, leaders introduce the rationale for their change efforts in murky terms like, “It will help improve our bottom line” and then expect employees to jump to action.

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A Civil Society Transformation Challenge

Networking Action

Civil society has failed miserably to influence critical trends such as climate change and the social-economic development agenda. That was the message from Kumi Naidoo at the annual Civicus World Assembly in Montreal. Kumi, since 2009 the Greenpeace International Executive … Blog Net Dev civicus

Societal Change System Stewards: A large systems change frontier

Networking Action

Addressing large systems change challenges such as sustainable energy, health care and poverty can be greatly enhanced by development of powerful societal change systems (SCSs) comprising all those organizations, projects and programs aiming to realize change.

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Getting the Message Across: Five Levels of Change Communications

Partnering Resources

People often tell me that change communications are the most challenging implementation task. This tool, the Five Levels of Communication , provides a simple, intuitive, and logical method for planning and implementing communication during change initiatives.

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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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Can you change organizational culture?

Net-Map Toolbox

The first challenge is finding out what culture you have. A lot of people who want to change organizational culture only look at: What are the negative things about the culture we have at the moment, where does it hold us back, what are cultures of other organizations which we would prefer?

Design Guidelines to Address Global Challenges

Networking Action

Just published is an article that asks the question : What design principles should guide people who aim to address global challenges like climate change, food security and the global financial crises? The article identifies four key “integration” challenges that … Net Dev

In Frankfurt Enterprise 2.0 = Organizational Change & People Challenges

21st Century Organization

e20s was a management rather than technology conference, with organizational impact and change the elephant in the room. Demailly's findings identify the early stage challenge: ".organizations If you have any doubt see Anja Wittenberger 's Organizational Challenges to E2.0

RBS Embraces Facebook at Work: My Reflections and Questions, and the Challenge Ahead

Michael Sampson - Currents

It talks about the use of IBM Connections at RBS, and uses the following language to describe what was going on at the time: – it’s an “internal collaboration service to encourage innovation and cultural change.”

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Leading Virtual Teams Continues To Be Challenging

Leading Virtually

Talk to those who coach leaders and they will tell you that leading virtual teams continues to be challenging. Yes, Leadership Changes in a Web 2.0 Virtual Team Challenges and Solutions.

The challenge of networking civil society

Social Reporter

Building the capacity of people and institutions, and changing cultures, so that online collaboration can work is far trickier than building a platform. Summary: local activists and volunteers need to share their achievements and experience in hard times.

Teaching and Learning in the Rhizome: challenges and possibilities

Jenny Connected

As a location for learning, the rhizome challenges traditional views of education, allowing entry anywhere and knowing no boundaries. As such we spoke for about10 minutes, and then spent the remaining time discussing the challenges and possibilities of rhizomatic learning with our audience. This group thought that selection is part and parcel of the learning process because learning goals change as the learning progresses.

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Enterprise 2.0: The Human Challenge

21st Century Organization

Conference was all about change and especially the human challenges the rate of technology advance pose. to Web 2.0.This time around, that change translates to the firm arrival of Web 3.0 Here are some thoughts on the continuing escalating human and organizational challenges to expect in a smart Web and Big Data world along with an invitation to question my ideas. 21st Century Leadership challenges are a recurring theme in this blog.

Response to David Wiley’s Challenge

Jenny Connected

I have responded to David Wiley’s request in ChangeMOOC 20011 – [link] that we post a video or concept map or both about the change that we would like to see in some aspect of education. I have never taken on this type of challenge before and hope I don’t get ‘egg on my face’ – but here is my contribution for what its worth.

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Global Change Research: Radically Inter- and Transdisciplinary Environments

Networking Action

Traditional science is failing our large systems change challenges. Climate change, for example, not only requires non-scientists to change – it requires scientists and the way they work to change as well. This is the core message of a new … Net Dev

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Herding the Smart Cats: Successful IT Change Leadership

Partnering Resources

Herding the Smart Cats: IT Change Leadership. Other times, this is a challenge, like when trying to change behavior. Change could be hard. The organization’s challenge was daunting. What techniques has your organization used to successfully lead change?

Changing attitudes to leadership

Jenny Connected

I liked the measured pace and the challenge to traditional ways of thinking about leadership. There’s no doubt that if everyone in a given group or network is a leader, then everyone is also a follower and a view of leadership as invested in one charismatic person would have to change.

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Gartner Reports that Big Data Challenges Go Beyond Managing Large Volumes of Data

Portals and KM

The article begins buy noting that many IT leaders are managing "big data" challenges by focusing on the high volumes of information and properly covering the many other dimensions of information management. According to Gartner, this can leaving massive challenges to be addressed later. Pattern-Based Strategy, as an engine of change, utilizes all the dimensions in its pattern-seeking process. Big Data is certainly a hot topic.

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The changing role of the online teacher

Jenny Connected

What I particularly like about this model is that it provides a structure in which it is possible for learners and teachers to establish a presence and ‘be present’ in an online space, but again, MOOCs have challenged this approach, although Gilly Salmon has run her own MOOC based on her model.

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White Label Online Change Management Game (cohort) from Bioteams Design

The Bumble Bee

Bioteams readers might be interested to know that I have just launched Cohort - an Online Change Management Game which challenges players to explore different strategies to gain the support of a group of senior executives for a major change initiative.

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. These radical changes in my worldview have been difficult to internalize and come to grips with.

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Mutations are the way to make change

Chris Corrigan

We might despise colonization, but we know that we are alos guilty of it in many small ways, The reason challenges like that are difficult to resolve is that we are embedded within them. Social change is littered with ideas like “taking things to scale” which implies that if you just work hard enough, the things you will do will become popular and viral and will take over the world. They can withstand all kinds of threats and massive changes, This is a GOOD THING.

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How the poor adapt to climate change in Kenya and Ethiopia

Net-Map Toolbox

This is the result of their field work in Ethiopia and Kenya, looking at the strategies and networks of stakeholders in their adaptation to climate change. Farmers in Ethiopia (picture credit Stevie Mann, ILRI). … and what role their formal and informal networks play in this.

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Zadek on Business, Sustainability and Incremental Versus Disruptive Change

Networking Action

Simon Zadek is a leading thinker about paths of change that truly respond to the sustainability challenge. He is founder of AccountAbility (although left), and works with numerous academic, corporate and governmental entities; 80% of his time is spent … Blog Change GOLDEN zadek

Taking on the Sustainable Enterprise Challenge

Networking Action

In GOLDEN , I’ve been … Change Net Dev GOLDENVastly accelerating the transformation of business into sustainable enterprise requires addressing at a global scale the economic (eg. markets), political (eg. regulations) and social (eg. values) factors that limit and enable any one firm’s actions.

Building a network for People Powered Change

Social Reporter

Over the past week the partners in Big Lottery Fund’s People Powered Change initiative have provided some updating posts about their work, on BIG’s blog. Previous posts here featuring People Powered Change.

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Social Business Implementation Challenges - Metrics, Risk, and Change Management

Michael Sampson - Currents

Debra comments on three big social business implementation challenges , coming out of a recent IBM study. " According to the report, organizations that have experienced the most success in social business approaches have made fundamental changes in the way employees work. 3) Change management is a critical requirement for embedding successful social business practices in an organization. ". Change is a risk.

The River Diagram: Strategic community change management

The Bumble Bee

I am always on the lookout for good simple visualisation techniques to support change management. Say you have a number of groups which you are working with who all have common challenges. In other words you start with a Maturity Model for the particular Change Management area you are working on. Chris Collison has introduced me to The River Diagram - a great strategic tool for moving a community of groups forward via common initiatives and best practice sharing.

People Powered Change needs ppchange communications

Social Reporter

The launch of Big Lottery’s People Powered Change, which I wrote about earlier and have just attended, generated the usual mixed reaction online and in the room from romantics, boosters and critics. NESTA Neighbourhood Challenge gets £2 million.

Behavior change strategy cards (from Artefact)

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

change. changing people’s behaviors. To use the cards Identify a behavior you’d like the change. Give yourself an added challenge. Influence of fantasy ability on attitude change through role playing. Those who played persuaders, and actively argued against smoking, were more likely to change their own. to change the way they actually. actually changed people’s experiences.1 cards facilitation behavior change Behavior. strategy.

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Social Innovation Meetup: “Exploring Labs for Social Change” – presentation notes

Making CommunitySense

Theme: “Exploring Labs for Social Change” Social innovation labs are very popular as instruments for “changing the system” However, what actually happens in these labs? How do they help accomplish social change? How do we change values, etc.

Lessons from the Octopus: Business Ecosystems, Adaptability, and Change Leadership

Partnering Resources

It turns out that there’s plenty to learn from these creatures about adaptability, change leadership, and business ecosystems. When moving from one area of the ocean to another, they rapidly change color to match their surroundings. Instead, give them challenges.

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SXSW Notes: Positively Inspired Change Campaigns

Portals and KM

This is the session on Positively Inspired Change Campaigns led by Stacey Monk, Founder & CEO, Epic Change and Tom Dawkins, Co-Founder, StartSomeGood.com. Social change agents often use guilt, fear, pity, or outrage to rally an audience around a cause. But does tapping into negative emotions with the hope of creating positive change make sense? How do we inspire these best parts of ourselves in the pursuit of social change and meaningful engagement?

Re-visiting the challenge of networking civil society as Khub closes

Social Reporter

Steve Dale , who designed the Communities of Practice predecessor to Khub, and then conceived the new design, has recently been writing about Social Ecologies as a a different sort of architecture to tackle “ the key challenges and opportunities for anyone who wants to survive and thrive in this emergent social ecosystem”: Social media is generating enormous amounts of unorganised content: how to make sense of that. Developing a Lobbi kit for local agents of change.

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Changing attitudes to leadership

Jenny Connected

I liked the measured pace and the challenge to traditional ways of thinking about leadership. There’s no doubt that if everyone in a given group or network is a leader, then everyone is also a follower and a view of leadership as invested in one charismatic person would have to change.

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BIG’s People Powered Change may catalyse a more bottom-up big society

Social Reporter

With the launch this week of People Powered Change , the Big Lottery sets out its plans for a distinctive niche in the Big Society agenda , supporting local bottom-up community projects. However, the £5 million-plus Big Lottery package is much broader, involving collaboration with Unltd on a BIG Venture Challenge, supporting social entrepreneurs; NESTA on its Neighbourhood Challenge programme ; and the Young Foundation. People are already the agents of their own change.

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