Saturday, March 10, 2007

The Change Handbook

In 2005, Peggy Holman asked us (Gabriel Shirley and Nancy White) if we would write a chapter for The Change Handbook about using technology to support organizational and community change. When we started writing, we quickly realized there was a huge amount of territory to cover, far more than would fit in the 5000 words of the chapter. So we decided to create Methods For Change as a place to explore the overflow.

In particular, we are interested in:

  • How technology is supporting change efforts around the world
  • How change methodologies, such as those covered in The Change Handbook, are being supported via the web and other means
  • How the fast-changing world of technology is itself a change agent that shifts how we think about the world and what is possible
  • Collecting and sharing your stories and questions about all of the above

We are:

Gabriel Shirley and Nancy White, two curious collaborators with long histories of building and supporting online environments that support change in organizations and communities. Learn more about us on our blogs (Gabriel's blog | Nancy's blog ) and our company sites: BigMind Consulting (Gabriel) and Full Circle Associates (Nancy).

1 comment:

Keith Instone said...

Thanks for this post about your chapter in The Change Handbook. I am slowly wading my way thru this tome and I had not noticed your chapter yet. As someone who has been building online environments for a "long time" (a decade?), I have seen, for example, how trying to design a web site that is easy for customers to use causes (positive) change within an organization. I see many connections between your "social architecture" and "information architecture". I look forward to learning more from the book, from this blog, and from Nexus for Change. See you there.