When Context Transcends Change Management


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?

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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. 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 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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Complexity and movements change culture

Chris Corrigan

They adjust and learn as they go, and they both respond to and change their context. The key thing to notice here is that culture is changed by evolving movements, not linear programs. Cultures are complex and require complexity to change them.

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Enabling Early Adopters to Lead Your Change Initiatives


You can call them whatever you would want to: ambassadors, champions, advocates, evangelists, connectors, change agents, etc.

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Changing IT Mindsets From Deployment To Adoption

Collaborative Thinking

strategists need to think of their projects in terms of adoption not deployment. To make up for the shortsightedness, we respond (after the solution has been deployed and after the project has officially ended) with governance programs, user experience enhancements, change management processes, and community outreach efforts.

Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Yes, it’s “powered by people&# but note that they’re not using the term “social network&# and they’ve become increasingly deliberate about this choice of terms just recently. The long-term challenges to Google are no less real.

Desire lines for strategy and change

Chris Corrigan

If a group is trying to confront newness and changes in its environment and needs to come up with new strategies to address those changes, then it needs to learn. I love the term “ desire lines.”

An Ant’s Eye Point-of-View: Does Terms of Use Affect Your Social Strategy?

Ant's Eyeview Blog

If your company has started using the hot new network Pinterest , it’s worth considering how their Terms of Service might affect your strategy. Controversy surfaced in the last month or so about what the site discloses and how their Terms of Service are written. This example, along with a handful of others, show that before participating in the next hot social network you must consider how their Terms affect your use of the platform.

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.

Coining the right term

Joitske Hulsebosch

Share your learning curve is a brilliant term for this. The Tedtalk supported what we had already discussed, and gave the blog a clear focus by coining the term 'share your learning curve'. I think a good term can help clients in an advisory trajectory to see something very clearly.

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. 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. option or outcome is framed in terms. option or outcome is framed in terms. framing the campaign in terms of a. to change the way they actually. Behavior. strategy.

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Are You Tapping “Third-Order” Engagement?

Alchemy of Change

On the social change front, Social Venture Partners is pioneering powerful approaches to engaging philanthropists in spreading its brand of deeply engaged philanthropy. It seems this is just a fancy business term for something we’ve been doing for a few years now–enable people to share to their networks. #2 Subscribe with RSS Subscribe to Alchemy of Change Subscribe with Email Enter your email address: Recent Posts Are You Tapping “Third-Order&# Engagement?

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?

Climate Change, Poverty and The Great Horse Poo Debate of 1898

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

TITLE: Climate Change, Poverty and The Great Horse Poo Debate of 1898. DISCUSSING CLIMATE CHANGE. climate change” – does anyone NOT have an opinion? Even if it’s “I wish they’d shut up about climate change” it’s still on our radar, in a big way.

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Changing the World One Idea at a Time


I am not sure why, but it’s really interesting to see how both March and September themselves seem to be the busiest times of the year, at least, this year, in terms of public speaking and attending various different conference events over the course of a short couple of weeks.

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How Our Narratives Inform Our Hopes for Change

How to Save the World

But radical changes to existing systems are difficult, they are constantly resisted by the existing institutions, by the powerful people that benefit most from the status quo, and by the masses of people who fear they will lose something if the systems in which they are embedded were to be altered.

Trust and Networks

Alchemy of Change

When people trust each other, it’s easier to respond to change in a smart, coordinated way. You can think of this important idea in terms of self determination. Democracy & Social Change Engagement, Relationships & Connection Networks & Systems

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Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This is particularly important when courses like Foundations and the FOC08 and CCK08 have a frequent phase changes that make returning your attentions like picking up a movie plot part way through the screening.

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Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This is particularly important when courses like Foundations and the FOC08 and CCK08 have a frequent phase changes that make returning your attentions like picking up a movie plot part way through the screening.

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Developing a Lobbi kit for local agents of change

Social Reporter

Following a Lobbi strategy group meeting yesterday – which I trailed here – it looks as if one strand of development will focus on a kit of technology tools to support local change agents … that is people doing good stuff in their community.

Collaborative Thinking: Thinking In Terms of "Literacy"

Collaborative Thinking

» January 31, 2008 Thinking In Terms of "Literacy" Valid perspective. Technology changes behaviour, but when presented with a new technology, people will still behave within the framework of their abilities and desires. globeandmail.com: The more things change.

Green Chameleon » Knowledge Management Explained in Five Disciplines

Green Chameleon

Already then, KM was a term that was not well recognised; at the time, we did not label our KM-related consulting services with Knowledge Management. Today I am holding an official position in Knowledge Management, still many people do not grasp the term and have a clear understanding of it. These disciplines are Psychology of Behaviour, Change Management, etc. Here I use the term Enterprise DNA which is consist of two compulsory structures.

F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change « emergent by design

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F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change. The world is changing. Power is the chief means to social change. All that would have to change for an accurate Sweet Spot Futures Primer. Log Out / Change ).

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Rethinking Marketing - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Community

That means making products and brands subservient to long-term customer relationships. And that means changing strategy and structure across the organization—and reinventing the marketing department altogether.

Four Rules of Leadership for Tough Times

Partnering Resources

The company needed to persuade long-term employees to share their knowledge. They would encourage knowledge-sharing between employees and the acquiring company, and they would also encourage learning about career changes and personal development.

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Using ’social navigation’ and ‘participatory surveillance’ terms for co-creation and joint action

Taming the spaces

I started to wonder about the terminology, it seems some of these terms have an overlap and we need to think which is the right concept we are talking about. This changes the role of the user from passive to active, since surveillance in this context offers opportunities to take action, seek information and communicate. Participatory surveillance term is explained by Albrechtslund (2008) in Online social Networking as a participatory surveillance. Does WoW change everything?

How your landscape expands if you talk about conflict…

Net-Map Toolbox

Or: How can we change the world? I started understanding where people were coming from, both in terms of their thinking and their family, loyalty and tribal relations. Let me start by saying: I don’t like conflict.

Changing the world without too much worthiness

Social Reporter

Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition Movement, has just published a book on perhaps the most serious long-term global threats we face: climate change and the end of the age of cheap energy.

Looking for interview partners on innovation in large corporations or government agencies

Net-Map Toolbox

That will help you understand why a certain innovation was successful or not, how you can improve your innovation networking strategy next time, what your major innovation killers or drivers of change are, who has most (formal or informal) power and what their goals are.

Avoiding "Change Addiction"

Collaborative Thinking

BP's Fiona MacLeod: A Change Agent Sees Change 'Addiction' - Knowledge@Wharton. After 20 years of experience leading change management programs in the U.S., Europe and New Zealand, BP executive Fiona MacLeod has concluded that the corporate world is "addicted" to serial change management programs that consume massive resources but ultimately fail to solve the problems they aim to address. Changing the culture to reward the desired behavior is critical to success.

i only have 2 problems with the term "design thinking".

Engineers without Fears

Over the Christmas break, I read Change by Design and The Design of Business (having consumed The Ten Faces of Innovation a couple of years ago) - and there are several other books on the topic available. But we now seem to be saddled with this term so let's make the best of it. *Of And those are the words "design" and "thinking". It's the New. Thing.

BIG CHANGE Webinar Series Starts Today

Nancy White

For the last two years I have been part of Nexus for Change. This year we decided to take a break from the work of putting on a F2F gathering and a subgroup has been preparing for some online work, this time in the form of the BIG CHANGE Webinar Series. Today is the kick-off for this free webinar series sponsored by The NEXUS for Change and Bowling Green State University. Go to www.nexusforchange.org and click on Big Change to register.

Game Change: A Better World, WoW

21st Century Organization

We are in a constant state of change, contrary to the description proffered by many organization change models. The challenge I see for organizations is to direct our inherent ability to change and/or speed it up. John Hagel III and John Seely Brown first used the term in 2009.

A practical framework for change - head, hearts, hands & feet

The Bumble Bee

However when you think about "Change Management" you could be excused for thinking its all about detailed road maps and large tomes of procedures and checklists. Is there a compelling reason for change - merely a good reason for change is not enough?

The KM and Social Computing Culture Changes


But towards the end of the article he comes to put together a very thought provoking couple of sentences that explain very clearly, in my opinion, the cultural changes that will need to happen, RIGHT NOW , in order for both Social Computing (or Enterprise 2.0,

Democracy undergoing change


The world's influential commentators need to get the point and back the movement, not quibble about arcane terms and conditions.

Alchemy of Change Weekly Links (weekly)

Alchemy of Change

Mormann says this striking hemispheric asymmetry helps strengthen previous findings supporting the idea that, early on in vertebrate evolution, the right hemisphere became specialized in dealing with unexpected and biologically relevant stimuli, or with changes in the environment. People are changing faster than companies. Science in a Complex World: In touch with our inner hero – The Santa Fe New Mexican.

Alchemy of Change Weekly Links (weekly)

Alchemy of Change

Geofencing is a term typically used to refer to the drawing of a line on a map where some kind of pre-determined action is triggered, it’s most established in the business of transporting goods in trucks and triggering tracking actions when those trucks enter into certain geographic zones. Digital Social Grooming (Ed Batista). And while I agree with Boyd’s basic premise–i.e.

Shrunken communication in distributed teams (the egg of communication :)


Vertical axis is about the ‘pre-arrangeness’ of communication (I’m not sure with the terms here, so any suggestions are welcome): Structured communication is expected and, to an extend, formalised.