7 Rules for Positive, Productive Change: Micro Shifts, Macro Results

  • 3h 41m 6s
  • Esther Derby
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2019

Even if you don't have change management in your job description, your job involves change. Change is a given as modern organizations respond to market and technology advances, make improvements, and evolve practices to meet new challenges. This is not a simple process on any level. Often, there is no indisputable right answer, and responding requires trial and error, learning, and unlearning. Whatever you choose to do, it will interact with existing policies and structures in unpredictable ways. And there is, quite simply, a natural human resistance to being told to change.

Rather than creating more rigorous preconceived plans or imposing change by decree, Agile software developer turned organizational change expert Esther Derby offers change by attraction, an approach that is adaptive and responsive and engages people in learning, evolving, and owning the new way. She presents a set of seven heuristics - guides to problem-solving - that empower people to achieve outcomes within broad constraints using their personal ingenuity and creativity.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - Change by Attraction
  • Chapter 2 - Strive for Congruence
  • Chapter 3 - Honor the Past, Present, and People
  • Chapter 4 - Assess What is
  • Chapter 5 - Attend to Networks
  • Chapter 6 - Experiment
  • Chapter 7 - Guide, and Allow for Variation
  • Chapter 8 - Use Your Self