When Context Transcends Change Management
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
What if everything we have been told about Change Management over the course of the last few decades was all just … plain wrong? That hurts.
Systems Change Funding
MARCH 2, 2017
Wondering how grantmaking can be more systemic and transformative? A great Systems Grantmaking Resource Guide helps answer that question.
From Change Initiatives to Change Systems
OCTOBER 24, 2014
Global change systems are evolving all around us. In Milan last week a dozen people met for … Net Dev
Five Large Systems Change Trends
APRIL 7, 2015
Anyone working on big change issues should have an eye to mega system changes.
Change Experts’ Change Challenge
NOVEMBER 8, 2012
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
Realizing Large Systems Change
FEBRUARY 23, 2015
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.
Systems Thinking for Social Change
DECEMBER 14, 2015
Whenever I sink myself into systems thinking, I realize it should be called systems being.
Societal Change System Stewards: A large systems change frontier
JANUARY 5, 2017
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. SCS Stewards can greatly … Net Dev
How to Help Managers Lead Change
MAY 28, 2014
We’re undergoing significant change and I can’t be everywhere. What can I do to help my managers lead change? Always Do This.
Getting the Message Across: Five Levels of Change Communications
OCTOBER 2, 2013
People often tell me that change communications are the most challenging implementation task. For many changes, this step isn’t necessary.
Change Leadership Challenge 4: Meaningful Employee Participation
MARCH 5, 2014
This is the fourth in a series of posts about change leadership. Meaningful employee participation is important during change.
Cultivating System Change Webinar Changed
MARCH 20, 2014
Thursday, March 27: Cultivating system change – a practitioners companion. Presenter: … Net Dev
Societal Change Systems Versus Production Systems
MAY 6, 2016
Distinguishing between Societal Change Systems (SCSs) and Production Systems (PSs) is the new frontier in large systems change work.
Part 3: From Change Initiatives to Change Systems
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
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
Alchemy of Change’s New Focus: the Soul
Alchemy of Change
SEPTEMBER 10, 2016
I'm now resuscitating Alchemy of Change with a new focus on exploring the Soul. Announcements Featured Soul soul
Change Agents as (Intellectual) Shamans
MARCH 19, 2015
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
Can you change organizational culture?
MARCH 29, 2012
” Digging into this will allow you two things: Reformulate your mission as you understand what should be preserved and what should be changed.
Change Leadership Challenge 5: Use Networks for Change
APRIL 16, 2014
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 Covert influencers can make or break a change process. Image from wikimedia.com.
Change Leadership Challenge 1: Active, Committed Leadership
DECEMBER 18, 2013
This is the first in a series of posts about change leadership. Today’s executives have a great responsibility to enact change.
New Book: Change for the Audacious
APRIL 12, 2016
Addressing critical challenges like climate change, food security and equity requires large systems change and development of powerful change systems.
Complexity and movements change culture
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
They adjust and learn as they go, and they both respond to and change their context. Cultures are complex and require complexity to change them.
Change Leadership Challenge 2: Compelling Business Case
JANUARY 15, 2014
This is the second in a series of posts about change leadership. What motivates you to change? Find the Real Substance of the Change.
Enabling Early Adopters to Lead Your Change Initiatives
OCTOBER 24, 2016
You can call them whatever you would want to: ambassadors, champions, advocates, evangelists, connectors, change agents, etc. The* weird one.
Change Leadership Checklist
DECEMBER 26, 2012
Change Leadership Checklist. Change leaders need to answer key questions in each phase before moving on to the next. Change Leadership
Change Happens Through People – Even at Walmart
Alchemy of Change
JUNE 16, 2011
Part 1 of 4: Marc Gunther just reviewed Force of Change , the story of Walmart’s conversion to sustainable business practices.
Societal Change Systems: A Framework to Address Wicked Problems
OCTOBER 5, 2016
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Large Systems Change: an emerging field of transformation and transitions
JULY 6, 2015
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
Changing the Meme of Constant Growth
AUGUST 15, 2014
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
The 10 Key Principles of Change Management
The Bumble Bee
FEBRUARY 23, 2013
For example, asking an outright opponent of the change to become a champion is not likely to be a very useful intervention. Be patient.
Thinking about Large Scale System Change
OCTOBER 16, 2013
This is part of a series of guest blogs on large systems change. Sandra Waddock – Boston College.
Governance and Large Systems Change: the case of financial inclusion
AUGUST 8, 2016
What are the implications of large systems change for traditional governance structures and public goods production?
Dialogic Organization Development and Transformational Change
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
This is one of a series of guest blogs on large systems change written as part of GOLDEN’s Ecosystems Labs activ ity.
Three Jobs of the Change Leader
OCTOBER 22, 2015
That’s all you really need to do to be a successful change leader. Change Navigation Graphics LeadershipThree things.
Social media: a new type of hammers for change facilitators in organisations
FEBRUARY 7, 2011
We wrote this for the change facilitators working in and with organisations on change. change management social media
Labs as a Large Systems Change Strategy
JULY 21, 2014
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
Webinar: Peace-building as large systems change
AUGUST 31, 2015
This is part of a webinar series on large systems complex change. Date: Tuesday, Sept. 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
Net-Map – Agile – Organizational Change
JANUARY 30, 2012
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?
Large Systems Change: An Emerging Field of Transformation and Transitions
JULY 15, 2015
Large Systems Change: An Emerging Field of Transformation and Transitions. Waddell, S., Waddock, S., Cornell, S., Dentoni, D., McLachlan, M., & Meszoely, G. 2015). Journal of Corporate Citizenship(58). In this paper we put forward a theory of large systems … Published Articles
Changing with technology: the example of collaborating with slack
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
I find it fascinating to see how our habits change (or don''t change at all!) driven by new technologies.
Competencies for Effective Societal Change Systems
MAY 25, 2016
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