Emergent Change can bring about meaningful change and powerful cultural shifts to an entire organization - including new understanding and cooperation, strengthening an organization as a unified team. It typically involves the whole organization, meeting and working together in one place, at the same time. Our consultants are trained and certified in a wide range of methods to address Emergent Change. We make change actually happen, and last. When you work with us, we develop a customized program together based on these methods:
Open Space Technology is a powerful but simple way to run more productive meetings, for 5 to 2,000+ people, and a effective way to lead any kind of organization, in everyday practice and through complex change.
Developed by organizational consultant Harrison Owen when he discovered people attending conferences were most effective during informal sessions versus formal presentations. "The normative experience is that groups, large and small (from five to thousands members), self-organize to effectively deal with hugely complex issues in a very short period of time. Overt facilitation is minimal to nonexistent, and preplanning, so far as the agenda is concerned, never happens". (Owen, 1997)
Appreciative Inquiry is a way of being and seeing which facilitates groups to be positively oriented towards "what works" and on enjoying the small and/or individual success of each day.
It provides leaders with a way to focus on the positive - the glass is half full, instead of the negative - the glass Is half empty. It can help transform your organization and bring out the best in your people.
Strong leaders who recognize the value of employee involvement in the change process embrace appreciative inquiry.
Future Search is an interactive large group planning meeting, with shared leadership, that enables large, diverse groups of stakeholders to discover in just a few days desired futures and to make action plans that often live for years. It explores the whole before seeking to fix any part, and focuses on the future and common ground rather than problems and conflicts.
It is used around the world to transform systems' capability for cooperative action. Its popularity is due its remarkably effective and flexible methodology. It overcomes barriers by bringing together people with information, authority, resources and passion, helps them find common ground and purpose to quickly create a shared vision and devise an implementation strategy.
Through Emergent Change, people develop a better understanding of the roles, responsibilities and realities of others throughout the organization. Separate departments and groups connect and strengthen their interactions and interdependencies creating powerful cultural shifts that positively influence behavior. People are empowered through the knowledge of the complete organization and make better decisions when they understand cross functional interchanges within the context of the whole organization.
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