"The Definitive Resource on Today's Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems," The Change Handbook is now in its 2ND edition and is launching its 3RD Edition in 2019. 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 Change Handbook has been created as the global body of knowledge and wisdom for these methods and their communities of practice.
The Change Handbook is about effective collaboration and innovation. It describes the tools & methods for changing “whole systems” - that is, change based on two powerful foundation assumptions: High Involvement and a Systemic Approach to improvement. High involvement means engaging people in changing their own system. The approach is systemic because there is a conscious effort to include the people, functions, and ideas that can affect or can be affected by the work. Collaborative Change methods will help you initiate high-leverage, sustainable improvements in organizations or communities.
The book is intended to answer questions such as:
What methods are available that have proven successful in addressing today’s needs for organizational or 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?