8 - Learning Cycle

Social and human dynamics

8.1 Social and human dynamics


There is a fundamental flaw in the chess metaphor to represent strategy: in real life, the parts only move when they want to, and when they do, it is not always in the direction you had hoped.  Different process problems and opportunities present different challenges, and therefore require adapted change “vehicles”.  A change event needs to be tightly choreographed and managed.  Only thus can it create the required sequence of moments of truth to generate genuine and durable transformation.  These events must be part of an adapted change strategy.

Key concepts: Change vehicle, typology of process problems and opportunities, matching the vehicle to the job,  the kaizen event or workshop, moments of truth in the change experience, choreography of change, change management.