January 4, 2007
This extensively updated new edition of the classic best-seller features profiles of sixty-one change methods by the originators and foremost practitioners of such high-leverage change methods as Appreciative Inquiry, The World Café, Six Sigma, Future Search, and Open Space Technology. Each author outlines distinctive aspects of their approach, answers frequently asked questions, and provides case studies and references to learn more. A one-stop comparative chart helps you determine which methods will work best for you, along with chapters on mixing and matching and sustaining results. This tremendously expanded second edition is the definitive resource in the exciting area of engaging “whole systems” of people to create their own future.
Peggy Holman brings generative processes to organizations and communities, increasing the 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 consulting 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.