- Paperback: 394 pages
- Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers (July 22, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1576750582
- ISBN-13: 978-1576750582
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,279,403 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Change Handbook: Group Methods for Shaping the Future
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"In a world where change is the norm, where the effectiveness of organizations is a competitive advantage, and where we have more change methodologies available than most people could absorb in a lifetime, this book has identified how to match the best approach to the situation. While providing structured guidelines for organizational improvement, the authors acknowledge and celebrate the power of creativity and engaged people to provide the energy needed for successful change." -- Susan Mersereau Vice President, Organization Effectiveness Weyerhaeuser Company
"Lots of change management books tell you how things work in theory. This one also shows how the culture change process at GTE and other companies worked in practice. It's a good resource for any leader looking for both ideas and proven results." -- Tom White, Senior Executive Vice President - Market Operations GTE Corporation
"This book is about a great ideas written from the experience of great people. The methods lovingly detailed in the book are for those who want to change the world 60 to 600 people at a time. The practical techniques are based on an optimistic, affectionate view of human nature and a faith in the capacity that resides in each citizen. The authors are radical in that they believe in democracy, they know that the answer that we seek outside really resides within, and they each have given their lives to perfect the strategies that they describe. Reading this book will place you in great company, regardless of where you sit in the grand scheme of things. If organization and community change is what you care about, and hope is what you long for, this book offers a doable path to both. It is a good book, nicely edited, delivered in bites that you can swallow." -- Peter Block, author, Flawless Consulting and Stewardship
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I got very excited over the fold-out "comparative matrix" that provides a snapshot for the 3 types of change methods that are considered (planning, structuring and adaptable).
The book is easy to navigate; references are plentiful and easy to use; comparisons, even among change processes with which I'm not so familiar, are easy to understand and capture.
This book is a must for anyone serious about initiating and sustaining organizational and community change.
This book will help you find your way in the world of large scale interventions. The 18 proven group methods each have a chapter, written by originators and/or foremost practitioners. Each method-chapter includes a case, the explanation of the methodology, the conditions to success, the theoretical basis, etc. In the back of the book you'll find a table describing all 18 methods (explaining how many people can be involved, how lang the change process takes, how it impacts the organisation, etc.). Once you have found which method fits your situation, you'll find references to more specific books explaining a particular method. Another book painting the big picture as well is Barbara Bunker's "Large Scale Interventions".
I recommend the book as a place to start, if you are prepared to treat your organisation as having more EQ than each of the individuals.
Patrick E.C. Merlevede -- co-author of 7 Steps to Emotional Intelligence
I also submitted a "listmania" list entitled "Systemic Large Group Interventions" in which you'll find more references on this topic.
Holman and Devane have brought together the most cutting edge (and proven!) change methods, and presented them in a format that helps the reader quickly understand the fundamentals of each approach, and ultimately, "which method is best to use when."
Aside from presenting a thorough summary of top change methods, the book provides detailed charts and checklists that helps the reader compare the different change approaches, identify the right method given their situation, and assists them in taking action to implement these methods in their organization. The book includes a series of planning/study questions to help the reader think through critical issues in selecting a method, in addition to providing "roles and responsibilities" checklists that help set up and structure each method for success. To top it off,the book offers an impressively thorough "resources" chapter which gives the reader lists of books, articles, organization names, phone numbers & email addresses to foster continued learning about the techniques described.
I find the book to be a valuable resource to help guide my work, and an excellent reference source for these cutting edge techniques.