Large-Scale Interventions for Organizational Change
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Overview of Large-Scale Interventions
The field of Organization Development sees large-scale organizational change
as being across most or all of an organization. However, with the recent focus
on transformational — fundamental and radical — change, practitioners often
refer to large-scale interventions as means to accomplish transformational change.
Types of large-scale interventions are als referred to as whole systems models.
Large Scale Change: A Practical Guide, the authors define large-scale change
as “the process of mobilising a large collection of individuals, groups
and organisations toward a vision of a fundamentally new future state, by means
• Key themes that can make a big difference
• A shift in power and a more distributed leadership
• Comprehensive and active engagement of stakeholders
• Mutually reinforcing changes in multiple systems and processes”
The following links gives a broad overview of various large-scale interventions.
Guidelines and Resources for Whole Systems
Some Specific Large-Scale Interventions
The following might be considered examples of large-scale intervention techniques,
although there certainly has been argument about what technically qualifies
as such an intervention.
Marv Weisbord’s Future
Dick Axelrod’s Conference
Carter McNamara’s Integrated Peer Learning Communities
and Resources for Whole Systems Change in Organization
Methods and Resources for Organizational Change Agents
Large-Scale Change: A Practical Guide
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