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

2014 242

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

Five Large Systems Change Trends

Networking Action

Anyone working on big change issues should have an eye to mega system changes. Five of these are laid out as the basis for optimistic directions – the megatrends to ride and amplify – in Thinking the Twenty-First Century: Ideas … Change

2015 233

Resisting Change – Luddites Unite!

Elsua

No wonder I keep musing about another rather thought-provoking sentence she put together as well in that superb article: ‘ Technological change does not automatically equate with progress ’. That’s when our change and transformation journeys will begin….

2016 186

Change Leadership Checklist

Partnering Resources

Change Leadership Checklist. It’s a holiday week in the US so, for this blog post, here’s a gift: a downloadable checklist to help you think through your next change effort. Change leaders need to answer key questions in each phase before moving on to the next.

From Change Initiatives to Change Systems

Networking Action

Global change systems are evolving all around us. But is there a way to strengthen them and speed the pace of transformation to address critical issues of health, climate and poverty? In Milan last week a dozen people met for … Net Dev

2014 205

A Better Word Than Change?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Change. Change is often appended as the third (although I’m sure we could add Chuck Norris jokes there somewhere). So why is change there too? There’s a sense of different in the word “change,” but no sense of goal directedness or a better destination.

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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. Prioritize the Change.

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Cultivating System Change Webinar Changed

Networking Action

Thursday, March 27: Cultivating system change – a practitioners companion. NOTE: The day has been changed to Thursday, and times are different for US/Canada because of daylight savings irregularities: 8am PT/ 11am ET/ 3pm UK/ 4pm CET (1 hour).

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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 Make sure your next change initiative isn’t undermined by tapping proactively into your company’s hidden human networks. Covert influencers can make or break a change process. Chances are that they have reasons for opposing change that you should know.

2014 184

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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Part 2: From Change Initiatives to Change Systems

Networking Action

Part 1 described global energy as a change system with five subsystems. and “What must it do well, in order to realize its change goal?” Academically, these questions lead … Change The question was then asked: “What makes a (sub) system successful?”

2014 164

When Context Transcends Change Management

Elsua

What if everything we have been told about Change Management over the course of the last few decades was all just … plain wrong? What if research keeps telling us, over and over again, how ’ most change efforts fail ’ ? Do we still think that organisations can change?

2016 176

Dispatch from the 2017 Association of Change Management Professionals Conference

Partnering Resources

The annual conference of the Association of Change Management Professionals was lively, friendly, and fun. What’s Hot: Using Neuroscience for Change Management. Using findings from neuroscience to help guide change is still hot. Promote change leader modeling.

2017 153

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.

2013 152

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. Dialogical Organization Development is a label Bob Marshak and I have … Blog Change By Gervase Bushe – Simon Fraser University.

2013 225

Teams, technology and change

Joitske Hulsebosch

It is a good model to use when you're dealing with a change in which technology plays a role. The rider of the elephant does not know which way to go to if there is no clarity what the intended change is and what effect the change should provide. We organized a teamhackathon.

2015 169

Systems Change Funding

Networking Action

Wondering how grantmaking can be more systemic and transformative? A great Systems Grantmaking Resource Guide helps answer that question. Although aimed for grantmakers, it’s also valuable for donor agencies and those applying for funding. The guide is the product of … Net Dev

2017 130

Thinking about Large Scale System Change

Networking Action

This is part of a series of guest blogs on large systems change. Large scale systems change (LSSC) involves multiple organizations, systems, and groups, often from two or more sectors, that take actions to deliberately … Change Net Dev Sandra Waddock – Boston College.

2013 211

Knowledge Management & Climate Change Adaptation

Michelle Laurie

A few months ago, the KM4Dev Journal put a call out for contributions linking Knowledge Management and Climate Change Adaptation. I wrote a short story: Lessons on bridging knowledge management with climate change adaptation: a story from southeastern British Columbia, Canada. knowledge management climate change Visual Thinking Given these are two of my most passionate areas of work, I could not resist.

An Audacious Change Effort

Networking Action

A very audacious change initiative reached a milestone October 8 by issuing a report: The Financial System We Need. It is the product of the two-year UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System that was established … Net Dev

2015 151

Setting the Right Pace for Change

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Setting the Right Pace during Change. This idea suggests that, if we slow down at the beginning of a change initiative to engage stakeholders, gain clarity on goal and target outcomes, and work through tough issues, we can speed through implementation. Change Leadership Leadership

2013 224

Mapping Systemic Change Processes

Networking Action

Joe Hsueh is a GOLDEN Ecosystems Labs Steward along with me, who works on large system change issues by applying system dynamics modeling. Drawing from these experiences, he has developed a system dynamics map that describes generic systemic change processes … Blog Change

2014 130

Three Jobs of the Change Leader

Partnering Resources

That’s all you really need to do to be a successful change leader. After all, managing people, especially during change, is complex and dynamic. Our new, free graphic, The Role of the Change Leader , helps leaders understand how to achieve each task.

2015 158

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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The Most Overlooked Asset in Organization Change

Partnering Resources

Organizations have been changing for millennia, but people still struggle to lead change effectively. Luckily, organizations have a hidden asset that leaders can use to accelerate change. Change Navigation Networks and Networking News

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More than Rumours: Facebook Changes #Australia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Some of the interface changes I am seeing or have seen: . For my students: So Facebook has around 1,000 to 1,500 versions running at anyone time (split A/B testing of interface, algorithms etc). ENGAGEMENT swapped out for Likes in the public facing ‘numbers’ area of a Page.

2017 161

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.

2013 257

Two Great Systems Change Resource

Networking Action

While the US is mired in self-conscious political quagmire, Europeans continue to make impressive contributions to large systems change (LSC) knowledge.

2017 130

From Changing Tools to Making Progress

Michael Sampson - Currents

In order for the new tool to have a practical impact on the existing setting, it needs to be embraced into the setting; it needs to change what is already there. This involves a degree of de-stabilisation – of change to the existing setting.

2018 116

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

2014 126

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. The world throws leaders curve balls: market changes, skill gaps, technology shortcomings, and so on.

2014 236

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.

2015 142

Changes Afoot for Microsoft OneNote

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the Silverside blog, I wrote about upcoming changes for Microsoft OneNote: One of my friends once covered himself in Post-It Notes and walked into his local Microsoft office. Read more: Changes Afoot for Microsoft OneNote. He was hoping to become the product manager for Microsoft OneNote – hence the attention-grabbing way of presenting himself – but his approach was stymied because the receptionist didn’t even know what OneNote was.

2018 89

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.

2017 116

Thinking with SAMR – SharePoint News Changes

Michael Sampson - Currents

The new out-of-the-box page approval workflow probably sits here too, as it just replaces what happened previously with a new way that fits the change for news.

2018 116

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. As I mentioned in my last post , I was recently invited by Lisa Lane to write a blog post for her Programme for Online Teaching blog.

2015 248

Complexity unraveled: complex change agents’ stories

Networking Action

In complexity unravlled: the power of collaboration in successful change leadership they are presented as a rich array … Net DevWhat is in common amongst a Danish prison, the London Business School, and the world’s largest refugee camp for internally displace people?

2015 208

Climate Change Transformations Paper Call

Networking Action

Call for Papers to a Special Issue of Action Research journal on Climate Change Transformations. The science of climate change tells us that too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is disrupting climate patterns (IPCC, 2014). It is clear that … Net Dev

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Webinar Series on Transformation and Large Systems Change

Networking Action

The series looks at current work on the topic of transformation and large systems change (LSC) from various perspectives.

2014 201

Changing the landscape…

Michelle Laurie

It’s fall in Canada and a season full of change. The leaves change colour, the temperature cools and the wind picks up! I love change and I love fall. This year we are inspired to change our landscape and experience a different culture for a few months.

2013 153

Climate Change Transformation Requires a New Research Approach

Networking Action

Ioan Fazey , Councillor – SDG Transformations Forum; Professor Social Dimensions of Environmental Change – University of Dundee. The world is becoming a confusing place, with change all around us.

2018 141