Transformative Change Pocketbook

Author: Nimalan Nadesalingam
Publisher: Management Pocketbooks
ISBN: 9781908284440
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

The necessity to deal with change has never been greater. Organisational survival depends upon it. Yet, far more than half of all change projects fail, with expensive consequences. The Transformative Change Pocketbook equips managers and leaders with the essentials to deliver organisational change and transformation, either working independently or through aligning a team of individual experts to work productively together. The book is structured around a model, 'the 7 C's of Change', that examines in detail the steps to be taken in each of the key stages of a change journey. Clarifying and Co-ordinating the change programme come first, followed by building Capability, gaining Commitment and creating Change Champions. Communicating the change and Cementing it (making it stick) complete the journey. Teams working on a change project may find they have to address the stages in the order of their own priority and there are self-diagnostic tools to help in assessing this priority and evaluating progress against each of the '7 C's'.

Transformative Change

Author: Laura E. Reimer
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739198131
Release Date: 2015-08-21
Genre: Political Science

This book is designed as an undergraduate textbook to be used as a foundation text for peace and conflict studies (PACS) programs or for anyone interested in an overview of the field of peace and conflict studies. The book provides an introduction to the field balancing theory, research, and practice.

Participatory Practice

Author: Margaret Ledwith
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781847420121
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Social Science

This exciting book is a pioneering work of integrated praxis, situating theory within a participatory worldview and grounding practice in the important issues of our times - social justice and sustainability. The book will be of interest to both academics and community-based practitioners.

Community Psychology and Community Mental Health

Author: Geoffrey Nelson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199362424
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Psychology

Provides empirical justification and a conceptual foundation for transformative change in mental health, based on community psychology values and principles of ecology, collaboration, empowerment and social justice.

The Origins of Evolutionary Innovations

Author: Andreas Wagner
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191621284
Release Date: 2011-07-14
Genre: Science

The history of life is a nearly four billion year old story of transformative change. This change ranges from dramatic macroscopic innovations such as the evolution of wings or eyes, to a myriad of molecular changes that form the basis of macroscopic innovations. We are familiar with many examples of innovations (qualitatively new phenotypes that provide a critical benefit) but have no systematic understanding of the principles that allow organisms to innovate. This book proposes several such principles as the basis of a theory of innovation, integrating recent knowledge about complex molecular phenotypes with more traditional Darwinian thinking. Central to the book are genotype networks: vast sets of connected genotypes that exist in metabolism and regulatory circuitry, as well as in protein and RNA molecules. The theory can successfully unify innovations that occur at different levels of organization. It captures known features of biological innovation, including the fact that many innovations occur multiple times independently, and that they combine existing parts of a system to new purposes. It also argues that environmental change is important to create biological systems that are both complex and robust, and shows how such robustness can facilitate innovation. Beyond that, the theory can reconcile neutralism and selectionism, as well as explain the role of phenotypic plasticity, gene duplication, recombination, and cryptic variation in innovation. Finally, its principles can be applied to technological innovation, and thus open to human engineering endeavours the powerful principles that have allowed life's spectacular success.

Transformative Change in Western Thought

Author: Ingo Gildenhard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351538718
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This groundbreaking volume maps the shifting place and function of marvelous transformations from antiquity to the present day. Shape-shifting, taking animal bodies, miracles, transubstantiation, alchemy, and mutation recur and echo throughout ancient and modern writing and thinking and continue in science fiction today as tales of gene-splicing and hybridisation. The idea of metamorphosis lies in uneasy coexistence with orderly world views and it is often cast out, or attributed to enemies. Augustine and the church fathers consider shape-shifting ungodly; Enlightenment thinkers suppress alchemy as unscientific; genetically-modified wheat and stem-cell research are stigmatised as unnatural. Yet the very possibility of radical transformation inspires hope just as it frightens. A provocative, theorising, trans-historical history, this book ranges across classics, literature, history, philosophy, theology and anthropology. From Homer and Ovid to Proust and H. P. Lovecraft and through figures from Proteus to Kafka's Fly and toSpiderman, four historical surveys are combined with nine case studies to show the malleable, yet persistent, presence of transformation throughout Western cultural history.

Transformative Change and Real Utopias in Early Childhood Education

Author: Peter Moss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317700869
Release Date: 2014-04-24
Genre: Education

Early childhood education and care is a major policy issue for national governments and international organisations. This book contests two stories, both infused by neoliberal thinking, that dominate early childhood policy making today - ‘the story of quality and high returns’ and ‘the story of markets’, stories that promise high returns on investment if only the right technologies are applied to children and the perfection of a system based on competition and individual choice. But there are alternative stories and this book tells one: a ‘story of democracy, experimentation and potentiality’ in which early childhood centres are public spaces and public resources, places where democracy and experimentation are fundamental values, community workshops for realising the potentiality of citizens. This story calls for transformative change but offers a real utopia, both viable and achievable. The book discusses some of the conditions needed for the story’s enactment and shows what it means in practice in a chapter about project work contributed by a Swedish preschool teacher. Critical but hopeful, this book is an important contribution to resisting the dictatorship of no alternative and renewing a democratic politics of early childhood education. It is essential reading for students and teachers, researchers and other academics, and for all other concerned citizens.

Transformative change and global order

Author: Doris A. Fuchs
Publisher: Lit Verlag
ISBN: STANFORD:36105112433227
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Political Science

Debates on new structures and characteristics of international affairs have referred to the related concepts of globalization and global governance. "Globalization" has come to stand for new opportunities and challenges for political organization, while the term global "governance" has been used to describe new forms of trans-national political decision-making and regulation. Using these two concepts as entrance points, this book explores the theory and practice of political organization in a transformed world.Its goal is to shape the post-globalization discussion. To this end, it delineates what can be learned from the strengths and weaknesses of globalization and global governance arguments and debates. The authors emphasize the need to consider both theoretical discourse and material implications. In addition to highlighting the developments surrounding globalization and global governance, this work stresses the consequences of these changes.

Japan s Lost Decade

Author: W. Miles Fletcher III
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317977025
Release Date: 2014-06-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Understanding the 'lost decade' of the 1990s is central to explaining Japan today. Following a period of record high growth, the chronic downturn after 1990 raised fundamental questions about the course of the world's third largest economy. This crisis also presented Japan with the opportunity for transformative change. Changes have followed, some of them less than might be expected, and some of them far more sweeping than is generally realized. This volume presents a wide range of international perspectives on post-bubble Japan, exploring the effects of the long downturn on the views of the Japanese business community, management practices, and national policies. To what degree has Japan's traumatic experience prompted basic reforms in terms of legal changes, corporate governance, business strategy, and the longterm national vision for the economy? This book was originally published as a special issue of Asia Pacific Business Review.

Built for Change Essential Traits of Transformative Companies

Author: T. D. Klein
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313381430
Release Date: 2010-10-22
Genre: Business & Economics

This book provides an insider's view of how today's blockbuster companies arrived at the top and explains how your business can do the same—in good economies or bad. • Identifies eight common characteristics of breakthrough enterprises • Contains exclusive interviews that reveal how certain companies blew away their competition • Includes case studies—including Starbucks, Dell, American Idol, and Google—that appeal to any reader • Provides an index listing companies and executives featured in the text

Transformative Change in Western Thought

Author: Ingo Gildenhard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351538725
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This groundbreaking volume maps the shifting place and function of marvelous transformations from antiquity to the present day. Shape-shifting, taking animal bodies, miracles, transubstantiation, alchemy, and mutation recur and echo throughout ancient and modern writing and thinking and continue in science fiction today as tales of gene-splicing and hybridisation. The idea of metamorphosis lies in uneasy coexistence with orderly world views and it is often cast out, or attributed to enemies. Augustine and the church fathers consider shape-shifting ungodly; Enlightenment thinkers suppress alchemy as unscientific; genetically-modified wheat and stem-cell research are stigmatised as unnatural. Yet the very possibility of radical transformation inspires hope just as it frightens. A provocative, theorising, trans-historical history, this book ranges across classics, literature, history, philosophy, theology and anthropology. From Homer and Ovid to Proust and H. P. Lovecraft and through figures from Proteus to Kafka's Fly and toSpiderman, four historical surveys are combined with nine case studies to show the malleable, yet persistent, presence of transformation throughout Western cultural history.

Promoting gender transformative change with men and boys A Manual to spark critical reflection on harmful gender norms with men and boys in Aquatic Agricultural Systems

Author: Promundo-US
Publisher: WorldFish
ISBN:
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre:

The CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) led by WorldFish aims to lift millions of people out of poverty and promote positive, transformative change in aquatic agricultural development. The AAS program recognizes that gender and power inequalities between men and women, which are reinforced at all levels of society, are key factors perpetuating poverty. One of the AAS themes aims to engage men as an integral part of its gender-transformative approach to the questioning and fundamental altering of unequal power relations and structures. These goals require the creation of spaces for critical reflection and action focused on harmful masculinities and their effects on the lives of women, girls, and men themselves – in combination with other approaches. However, thematically relevant resources (i.e. those that provide a conceptual and programmatic approach to such reflection with men and boys) have been lacking. To help fill this gap, this manual was developed by Promundo, based on experiences training in AAS country “hubs” (i.e. geographic locations providing a focus for innovation, learning, and impact through innovation research) in 2014 and informed by other resources related to the engagement of men and boys.

Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up

Author: Anthony Flaccavento
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813167367
Release Date: 2016-06-06
Genre: Business & Economics

The global economy has witnessed important changes in recent years. In the United States, enterprising communities have transitioned from tobacco farming to growing organic produce, from extractive fishing to vertical farming, from nonrenewable energy consumption to the implementation of solar cooperatives -- and have transformed from impoverished neighborhoods into green development zones. Yet these promising achievements remain a small part of the total economy and are largely ignored by policy makers, pundits, and economists. In Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up: Harnessing Real World Experience for Transformative Change, Anthony Flaccavento introduces readers to the innovators who are creating thriving, locally based economies and provides a road map for others who are interested in doing the same. He demonstrates that, despite the success of local initiatives like farmers' markets and clean energy cooperatives, true and lasting change of this type stalls without the appropriate discussion and implementation of public policies that define their lasting impact. He shows how active citizens can spur essential changes, generate community capital, increase civic dialogue, and foster sustainability efforts. Flaccavento skillfully combines economic analysis and public policy recommendations with practical solutions. His call to collective action will appeal to scholars, entrepreneurs, policymakers, community activists, environmentalists, and all citizens passionate about the health of their communities.

Cities on a Finite Planet

Author: Sheridan Bartlett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317291978
Release Date: 2016-04-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Cities on a Finite Planet: Transformative responses to climate change shows how cities can combine high quality living conditions, resilience to climate change, disaster risk reduction and contributions to mitigation/low carbon development. It also covers the current and potential contribution of cities to avoiding dangerous climate change and is the first book with an in-depth coverage of how cities and their governments, citizens and civil society organizations can combine these different agendas, based on careful city-level analyses. The foundation for the book is detailed city case studies on Bangalore, Bangkok, Dar es Salaam, Durban, London, Manizales, Mexico City, New York and Rosario. Each of these was led by authors who contributed to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment and are thus acknowledged as among the world’s top specialists in this field. This book highlights where there is innovation and progress in cities and how this was achieved. Also where there is little progress and no action and where there is no capacity to act. It also assesses the extent to which cities can address the Sustainable Development Goals within commitments to also dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In this, it highlights how much progress on these different agendas depends on local governments and their capacities to work with their low-income populations.