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Collaborating for Change: Whole-Scale Change

Collaborating for Change: Whole-Scale Change

ISBN: 9781583760420
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Edition: Booklet
Publication Date: 2000-07-18
Number of pages: 44
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This one chapter booklet gives an overview of Whole-Scale Change, a change strategy which helps organizations remain successful through fast, deep, and sustainable total system change by bringing members together as one-brain (all seeing the same things) and one-heart (all committed to achieving the same preferred future).



Whole-Scale was born in 1981 when Ford Motor Company, seeking to move its management culture from “command and control” to a more participative style, brought in Al Davenport, Bruce Gibb, Chuck Tyson, and Kathleen Dannemiller to design and facilitate the change. The method that emerged from this initial work has been used for nearly two decades and has helped hundreds of organizations. Although each situation is different, the basic direction of Whole-Scale is the same: to help organizations uncover and engage the combined knowledge, wisdom, and hearts of their people to meet the challenges of a changing world.

Whole-Scale is the trademarked name for the work developed as Large Group Interventions and Real Time Work Design (invented by Paul Tolchinsky and Kathie Dannemiller) that began in the early 1980s. It consists of a series of small-and/or large-group interactions that enable an organization to undergo a paradigm shift. It applies an action-learning approach, using Whole-Scale events as accelerators. Using microcosms--groups that represent the entire range of levels, functions, geography, and ideas in the organization--Whole-Scale processes provide a powerful way of working with the whole system to create and sustain change.

Whole-Scale also enables a critical mass of the organization to create a new culture in the moment. The same critical mass then models what the organization can look like and becomes the vehicle by which powerful change occurs in the whole system.



The Collaborating for Change series offers concise, comprehensive overviews of 14 leading change strategies in a convenient, inexpensive format. Adapted from chapters in The Change Handbook, each approximately 48-page booklet is written by the originator of the change strategy or an expert practitioner, and includes

* An example of the strategy in action
* Tips for getting started
* An outline of roles, responsibilities, and relationships
* Conditions for success
* Keys to sustaining results
* Thought-provoking questions for discussion

If you're deciding on a change strategy for your organization and you need a short, focused treatment of several alternatives to distribute to your colleagues... Or if you've decided on a change strategy and want to disseminate information about it to get everyone on board, the Collaborating for Change booklets are the ideal choice.

Other titles in the Collaborating for Change series:

* Appreciative Inquiry
* The Conference Model
* Future Search
* Gemba Kaizen
* Open Space Technology
* The Organization Workshop
* Participative Design Workshop
* Preferred Futuring
* Real Time Strategic Change
* The Search Conference
* The Strategic Forum
* The Think Like a Genius Process
* Whole-Scale Change
* Whole Systems Approach

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