Reviews of Lean Change Management
“Changing yourself is difficult. Changing an organization? One might say impossible. And, Jason has written a handbook that allows you to consider ways to implement the impossible.
With the idea of feedback-focused change, you can change an organization, one small step at a time. He’s done it. You can do it. Let him show you what works and what doesn’t.
I love the stories. They ring true and follow what I know about change and people.”Johanna Rothman
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I’m often asked which tool or artefact to start with when it comes to kicking off a change initiative. Well, it’s not about the canvas, it’s about the conversation! Here’s a story of how a couple of people used LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY™ to start the alignment process around a change initiative.
Is there a change equation that, when followed, ensures successful change? I don’t believe so, but read on and let me know what you think?
Find out how HolidayCheck started their journey with Lean Change Management. It can be much more simple than you might think!
We believe that change happens continuously and mainly should be owned by the people who do the work, thus the responsibility of the work, managing the work and managing how to work shouldn’t be separated. So we recommend to use the tool in a joint session with everyone who is affected by the change. – Stefan Haas
Lean Change Management is inspired by a variety of practices and many communities from agile to organizational development and neuroscience. Check out my recent interview with InfoQ about my upcoming talk at Darefest in Antwerp, Belguim.
Architecture is a fixture in software and construction projects, but what can change agents learn by applying ideas from architecture to organizational change?
Ah, the age-old question: How do we manage change resistance? This is the one and only strategy I know of to manage this problem.
“Transformation” is vague term. It sounds good to say “we need to transform” but it doesn’t prepare people in organizations for what they’re going to need to tolerate while “construction” is in progress.
In manufacturing and software, “waste” is considered to be a bad thing. But what about change management? Is something that is more unpredictable and uncertain affected by the same types of waste?