Category: Organizational Change

  • Implementing Your Strategic Plan

    The plan is complete! You’ve engaged stakeholders and set new directions for the organization. Now what? What can you do to ensure the plan comes to life instead of being relegated to a drawer or posted on the web but never visited? The first challenge is to integrate the plan into the organization’s work so […]

  • Cultivating Coaching Cultures

    Last month, I attended a panel discussion on Creating a Coaching Culture in Your Organization sponsored by the Bay Area Organization Development Network. Only one of the panelists actually talked about how coaching becomes cultural–the others discussed the practice and discipline of becoming a coach. Nonetheless, the event prompted me to think about coaching and reflect on […]

  • The Year Ahead–2016

    Happy New Year! What’s on tap for 2016? Continue consulting to organizations–especially libraries–that are motivated to transform themselves through leadership, strategy, and innovative organizational design. Integrate a lifelong commitment to community service through service learning advocacy. Explore the possibility of bridging polarized relationships that are obstacles to transformative change. I am excited about the publication […]

  • Sliding off the Bandwagon: Academic Libraries and Isomorphism

    Earlier this summer, I had a couple of moments when I wondered what had happened to a trend that was really hot for awhile but seems to have died down. One was as I read through the ACRL Environmental Scans for 2015 and 2013. In 2013, MOOCs were seen as a phenomenon that would have an […]

  • From Scarcity to Abundance: Libraries, Learning Spaces, and Collections

    Last week I had the good fortune to attend a workshop on creating learning spaces at the Fielding Graduate University Winter Session. The workshop created a learning space in its own right in a large hotel ballroom. We participated in exercises to expose us to the different experiences two Fielding graduates had as they taught […]

  • Project Management and Organizational Change

    The Project Management Institute has published Managing Change in Organizations: A Practice Guide. This guide, which a staff member at a client organization brought to my attention applies project, program, and portfolio management practices to change management in organizations. The goal of the guide is to increase the effectiveness of change management in organizations. Of […]