S1 E18: Connect and Change
The organizational ecosystem helps us understand how our organizations respond to change and how we can manage change more effectively as change leaders. Over the past few episodes we've discussed systems theory and how understanding organizational systems help us better understand how change happens in a group setting.
Well, this is where we get to the good stuff. What if there was a change model that talked about the organization as both a structure and an ecosystem? I developed Connected Change for this specific purpose - to address gaps in the current change models and come up with a focused approach that helps us better understand and predict how our organizations respond to change. Furthermore, Connected Change is an integrated change approach that defines the system attributes we are changing alongside core organizational components, AND helps us identify which interventions will be most effective in moving us from current to future state.
In this episode I talk about the Connected Change model and the 5 elements: Power/Influence, Politics, Culture, History and Stories and how we use these core elements to bring out profound changes in organizations.
You can learn more about connected change here: https://www.charthouse.ca/connectedchange.html
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Natalia Lobach is the founder and principal of Charthouse Advisory Services