The Science of Successful Organizational Change

The Science of Successful Organizational Change

 

This week Steven dives into Chapter 3 of Paul Gibbons’ book The Science of Successful Organizational Change.  This chapter has provided me several sleepless nights considering the difference complicated and complex systems.  Understanding the difference is important making change happen, stick and work!  Remember to use the link in the essay to buy a copy of the book to support the author, the podcast, and the blog!   – Tom

 

Week 6 —

Welcome to week-6 of the re-read of Paul Gibbons book “The Science of Successful Organizational Change” (get your copy).  We tackle the C and A in VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity) this week.

Chapter 4 – Decision Making in Complex and Ambiguous Environments

Complex environments require different decision-making tools than complicated environments.

Gibbons references David Snowden (Welsh scholar) classification of systems … (more…)

The Science of Successful Organizational Change

The Science of Successful Organizational Change

 

This week Steven dives into Part 2 of Paul Gibbons’ book The Science of Successful Organizational Change.  In today’s entry, we cover the introduction to Part 2 in which Gibbon’s takes us down the path of strategy and uncertainty.  Remember to use the link in the essay to buy a copy of the book to support the author, the podcast, and the blog!   – Tom

Week 5 —

This week we enter Part II of Paul Gibbons book “The Science of Successful Organizational Change” (get your copy).  Unlike Part I which consisted chapter 2, Part II consists of chapters 3 through 5.

Part II Change Strategy

Gibbons explains the difference between strategy and tactics – “strategy properly focuses on goals and not how to deliver those goals” (p. 71) (more…)

The Science of Successful Organizational Change

The Science of Successful Organizational Change

This week Steven dives into Part 1 of Paul Gibbons’ book The Science of Successful Organizational Change.  In today’s entry, we cover the introduction to Part 1 in which Gibbon’s tells us that we live in a world of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA)  and in Chapter 2, that we have to transition from change fragility to change-agility.  Remember to use the link in the essay to buy a copy of the book to support the author, the podcast, and the blog!   – Tom

Week 4…

It is a VUCA world for the week-4 re-read of Paul Gibbons book “The Science of Successful Organizational Change” (get your copy), as we look at the Part I introduction to Change-Agility and chapter 2 “From Change Fragility to Change-Agility”.

Part I Introduction to Change-Agility

We are living in a business world of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity (VUCA).  However, Gibbons points out every generation can relate to the VUCA concept due to the “availability bias” – overweighting what is in front of us (more about cognitive biases in chapter 5). (more…)

The Science of Successful Organizational Change

The Science of Successful Organizational Change

This week Steven starts on the numbered chapters of  (the introduction was content rich) Paul Gibbons’ book The Science of Successful Organizational Change.  Remember to use the link to buy a copy to support the author, the podcast, and the blog!

This wee k Steven sent me a note indicating he now understood that the re-read process really causes the person leading the process to gets much deeper into a book leading to a need to write!   As usual, I will add my comments in the comments of for this entry. – Tom

Chapter 1: “Failed Change:  The Greatest Preventable Cost to Business?” (more…)