The Change Handbook (Paperback)

The Definitive Resource on Today's Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems

By Peggy Holman, Tom Devane, Steven Cady

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 9781576753798, 732pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2007



The Change Handbook features chapters by the originators and foremost practitioners of such high-leverage change methods as Future Search, Real Time Strategic Change, Gemba Kaizen, and Open Space Technology. The authors outline distinctive aspects of their approach; detail roles and responsibilities; share a story illustrating usage; and answer frequently asked questions about how to put it into practice. Examples of successful change efforts acquaint readers with the diverse array of methods being employed today. A one-stop comparative chart allows them to evaluate the methods to determine what will work best fro them, and an in-depth reference section helps them locate the resources they need to get started.

About the Author

Peggy Holman brings generative processes to organizations and communities, increasing their capacity for achieving what is important to them. Her work encourages people to take responsibility for what they love. Tom Devane is an internationally known consultant and speaker who helps companies plan and implement transformations that utilize highly participative methods to achieve sustainable change. Steven Cady is a professor in the management department at Bowling Green State University. He is also the director of the institute for Organizational Effectiveness and former chief editor of The Organization Development Journal.