Influencing Organization Change – a Framework for Thinking about and Designing Change Initiatives

Studies over the last two decades have shown change initiatives have a high rate of failure to meet expected outcomes, yet traditional change management approaches continue to apply a sequential, step-by-step process in constantly changing environments.   An underlying assumption for these approaches seems to be that the desired end-state is assured, as long as the steps are followed.

Successful change initiatives in today’s environment will view the “wicked problem” of complex change through an empirical framework based on proven concepts from Organization Development (OD), augmented with tools and techniques from additional disciplines such as Lean, Agile, and Human Systems Dynamics (HSD) to influence changes in thinking and behaving.

This interactive session includes:

  • Overview of the OD approach to organization change
  • Introduction of a Change Spectrum for visualizing organization change
  • Introduction of an Empirical Framework for designing and implementing change initiatives
  • Introduction and Overview of a few specific diagnostic models from OD, Human Systems Dynamics, and Integral Agile
  • Overview and discussion of a few specific tools and techniques that help shift thinking and behavior

 

 
 

Outline/structure of the Session

Introduction (~ 2 min)

Through the Looking Glass (~ 3 min)

  • Review the OD lens and approach to organization change
  • Introduce the big picture of OD skills & knowledge

The Dynamics of Organization Change (~ 10 min)

  • Introduce Change Spectrum for visualizing change
  • Review types of change
  • Includes activity / discussion

An Empirical Framework for Influencing Change (~ 5 min)

  • Introduce a framework for designing and implementing change initiatives

Seeing the Organization (~ 5 min)

  • Introduce a few specific diagnostic tools / techniques

Creating a Tipping Point for Change (~ 8 min)

  • Review Levels of System Change
  • Introduce a few specific tools / techniques to help influence shifts in thinking and behavior

Wrap-Up (~ 10 min)

  • Q&A
  • Includes activity / discussion to share takeaways

Total ~ 43-45 min

Learning Outcome

Participants in this session will:

  • Gain additional awareness of concepts in the OD approach to Organization Change
  • Be introduced to a new framework for designing and implementing change initiatives
  • Be introduced to a few tools and techniques from OD and HSD that can help in assessing an organization
  • Be introduced to a few tools and techniques from OD and HSD that can help influence change
  • Explore and discuss takeaways with other participants

Target Audience

Coaches, Leaders, Change Agents, and anyone interested in, or responsible for, designing and leading organization change initiatives

Requirements

Set-up:

  • round tables for 6-8 participants
  • projector/screen
  • pens, markers, stickies
  • flip chart paper (1-2 sheets per table)
schedule Submitted 1 year ago

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  • amitaksha nag
    By amitaksha nag  ~  1 year ago
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    Hello Cindy, thank you for the wonderful session. However, I cannot find the link to your presentation. Will appreciate if you can upload the presentation or send me a copy at amitaksha@yahoo.com

    thanks,

    Amit

     

     

    • Cindy Bloomer
      By Cindy Bloomer  ~  1 year ago
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      Hi Amit,

      Thank you for your comment!  I'm glad you liked the session.

      I updated the link to the presentation,  so it should work now.

      Thanks,

      Cindy Bloomer

      cbloomer@ccpace.com


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