Transform your company into a fearless learning organization: Adopt these patterns for introducing new ideas
Source: Addison Wesley Professional
To survive and even thrive in today's fast-paced, rapidly changing world, the degree to which a company functions as a learning organization and its ability to generate and exploit new ideas are crucial to success. Discover how you can be an effective agent of change within your organization in this sample chapter from Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas. Begin by learning the pattern or or strategy known as Evangelist, which requires passionate faith in your proposal in order to survive the early, grassroots-adoption phase of organizational change. Then, acquire a "small package of patterns" that will be useful to carry with you on your journey. Test the Waters enables you to accommodate your change strategy to your specific circumstances. Time for Reflection suggests taking time out to learn from experiments so that you can decide what patterns to apply next. Small Successes reminds you to celebrate incremental progress, which characterizes most transformative processes. Finally, Step by Step cautions against doing too much and expecting results quickly. Together these patterns lay the foundation for vigorous cultural transformation within any organization.
Title: Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas
Published: October 2004
Authors: Mary Lynn Manns, Linda Rising
Chapter: Chapter 3: Where Do I Start?
Published by Addison Wesley Professional