The Collaborative Change Global Guide

(book, compendium, almanac, guide, worldbook, encyclopedia)
Your resource for the methods and tools of Collaborative Change & Innovation

Collaborative change is the achievement of mutually desired outcomes through the purposeful experience of sharing among two or more people.

Three of the hottest concepts being discussed in organizations and communities are collaboration, change, and innovation. Our world is undergoing a remarkable transformation. People and organizations are looking for practical methods they can use to tackle challenges and leverage possibilities in order the thrive in the 21st century. The forthcoming Collaborative Change Book currently being developed for publication and digital delivery represents a new generative concept for a multi-volume publication as a living community of knowledge, a collaborative change global compendium.

The Collaborative Change book is about effective collaboration and innovation. It describes the tools & methods of Collaborative Change to help you initiate high-leverage, sustainable improvements in teams, organizations, and communities to transform organizations, revive communities and build human potential. The number of methods and applications for collaborative change approaches is growing. We currently have more than 100 chapters being finalized. It will also include a User’s Manual of essential building blocks for selecting, using, combining and blending approaches and methodologies. The NEXUS4changeApp [beta coming in summer 2019] representing this content will allow integrated access to this body of knowledge, its authors, users and resources for meeting, connecting, and collaborating.

This emerging living community of knowledge is serving those with a passion for collaborative change: Leaders, scholars, practitioners, educators, students, and organizers who have put forth a collective request for a more permanent solution to content development and curation. This request includes a desire for the masters of the work, thought leaders and founders in the field to mentor the next generation. Central to this effort are the variety of collaborative change methods that have well-established communities of practice (e.g., Constellations, Liberating Structures, Invisible Theatre, Drum Café, Future Search, Genuine Contact, Full Voice, Appreciative Inquiry, Group Relation Conferences, Open Space Technology, Perspectivity, World Cafe, Zegg Forum). Surprisingly, the members of these communities often don’t really know each other. While they know of a few other methods or may be familiar with some of the communities, there is a major void and opportunities by connecting a larger meta-network.

The book answer questions such as: 

  • What methods are available that have proven successful in addressing today’s needs for collaborative personal, organizational, and community change?

  • What are the key distinctions among these methods?

  • How do I know if a method would be a good fit for my organization or community?

  • How do I get started after I select one or more methods?

Learn more about the methods by clicking HERE.

Please follow this link for our ongoing CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS.