Fearless Change Patterns for Introducing New Ideas

ISBN-10: 0201741571
ISBN-13: 9780201741575
Edition: 2005
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Description: Does your organization embrace change, or fear it? Organizations that fail to adapt over time become less profitable, and may be headed toward ruin. The techniques in this book will help you introduce new ideas into your organization. Each technique  More...

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Book details

List price: $47.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Publication date: 10/4/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Does your organization embrace change, or fear it? Organizations that fail to adapt over time become less profitable, and may be headed toward ruin. The techniques in this book will help you introduce new ideas into your organization. Each technique is written as a pattern (a form of knowledge management for capturing a recurring, successful practice). The patterns approach has proven successful in transforming fields from software to architecture, and this new book can help you become a successful advocate for change in your organization. The 48 patterns in this book are based on the authors' significant experience and interviews with others who have introduced new ideas into their organizations. The final product is not simply the ideas of the authors, but rather the reported successes of many different people in many different organizations throughout the world. When they read many of the techniques, experts in leading change might say: I already do that! And those less experienced in organizational change will be fortified with the knowledge to go about it effectively.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Overview
Organizations and Change
The Change Agent
The Culture
The People
Strategies or Patterns
Pattern Formats
Using Patterns
Where Do I Start?
Evangelism Is Critical for Success
A Small Package of Patterns
What Do I Do Next?
Target Groups to Ask for Help
It's Important to Say "Thanks"
Meetings and More
Let's Meet!
Using Information That's Out There
Stay Connected
Take Action!
Other Ways to Learn
It's All About People
What's in It for the Organization?
You Have Feelings, Too!
A New Role: Now You're Dedicated!
You Have Convinced Them!-You Are a Dedicated Champion
Convince the Masses
Enlist Gurus and Famous People
More Influence Strategies
Keep Things Visible
It's Just a Token
Location Also Counts
Things Are Humming
Keep It Going
Be Proactive!
Dealing with Resistance
Build Bridges
A Champion Skeptic
It's All About Politics
Experiences
Multiple Sclerosis Society Experience Report
UNCA Experience Report
Sun Core J2EE Patterns Experience Report
Customer Training Experience Report
The Patterns
Ask for Help
Big Jolt
Bridge-Builder
Brown Bag
Champion Skeptic
Connector
Corporate Angel
Corridor Politics
Dedicated Champion
Do Food
e-Forum
Early Adopter
Early Majority
Evangelist
External Validation
Fear Less
Group Identity
Guru on Your Side
Guru Review
Hometown Story
In Your Space
Innovator
Involve Everyone
Just Do It
Just Enough
Just Say Thanks
Local Sponsor
Location, Location, Location
Mentor
Next Steps
Personal Touch
Piggyback
Plant the Seeds
The Right Time
Royal Audience
Shoulder to Cry On
Small Successes
Smell of Success
Stay in Touch
Step by Step
Study Group
Sustained Momentum
Tailor Made
Test the Waters
Time for Reflection
Token
Trial Run
Whisper in the General's Ear
External Pattern References
Appendix
References
Index

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