Thursday, June 28, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
Through the international Open Space Technology Listserver, I learned about a short movie on Open Space Technology. It is made by Alex Munslow, an independent film-maker, and within a few minutes, you understand the essence of this great methodology.
Worth to see!
It is described in more detail at transitionculture.org. Please spread this information, so that many people can experience a bit of Open Space!
Posted by Holger Nauheimer at 7:11 AM
Apologies for the delay in posting again, it has been a very busy two weeks. I started writing this they day after my first weekend class in change management. More...
Posted by David Ragg at 3:25 AM
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Already a few years ago, the Maryland Association of Non-Profit Organizations has published Standards for Excellence, which is a good document for organizational assessment and development of this sector. It covers the following aspects: More...
Posted by Holger Nauheimer at 1:09 PM
Friday, June 8, 2007
We have to temporarily disable our Change Management Dictionary. This ambitious project, open for edits to everyone, has been seriously highjacked by Spammer. I did not see something like that before - hundreds of new words added, all with URLs pointing to Viagra and Cialis seling websites.
This is a real threat to open development and we have to see how we can deal with that. Obviously we will have to introduce strict membership for people to add meanings. Sorry, folks, we had been dreaming about open communities.
I also have to confess that for time constraints I am currently not able to blog regularly. I will return to that as soon as possible. Have mercy with me!
Posted by Holger Nauheimer at 6:02 PM
I confess that recently the frequency of my postings has dropped significantly because of the work load that I have currently. I promise betterment...
Since recently, I subscribe to Maverick, a South African magazine which calls itself "A Machivellian Business Magazine". A lot of articles are related to change in the South African society and economy, but there are also some interesting essays about regional and global issues. I was in particularly intrigued about an article in the latest issue, titled "Let's Be Chinas" (unfortunately not covered in their online version). Here they write that
"the most significant infrastructure projects in Africa are virutallyMore...
unknown - because they are being planned in Beijing."
Friday, June 1, 2007
Greetings fellow change management enthusiasts!!
Holger invited me to write a few posts for his blog and I’m happy to oblige. I’m currently writing this post from a basic classroom probably of a similar style to a school from the 1960s or 1970s with those old wooden seats and a blackboard at the front room and little else... in Prey Veng, a small province of Cambodia, about 100km east of Phnom Penh. I’m putting the final touches on the first session of the subject ‘Change Management’ that I start teaching tomorrow to the local fourth year human resource management students. I teach two classes, one in the evening and another which is an intensive all weekend for four weekends. More...
Posted by David Ragg at 10:53 AM