Category Archives: Change methods

Grassroots Innovations for Sustainable Development – A New Research Agenda

Community action for sustainable development is an important  element of most countries’ policies for sustainable development. We welcome this growing recognition of the role of civil society in achieving sustainability objectives, but tempered with a few words of caution: First, … Continue reading

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Employment Effects of Technological and Non-Technological Innovations

Read This paper attempts to shed new light on the effect innovation has on employment. Specifically, it identifies the net employment effects of technological product and process innovations as well as complementary non-technological organizational innovations which have so far mostly … Continue reading

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The Complexity of Change

Most critical of these issues is the recognition that change is embodied in a clear sequence of stages, and that for meaningful change to stick, you can expect to go through all these stages in turn. Deep change will drop … Continue reading

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Culture and Complexity: New Insights on Organisational Change

The focus of organisational change interventions moves away from ‘planning change’ and onto ‘facilitating emergence’. Most change agents seem to have a much more mechanical view of themselves—how can you be a good consultant, how can you re-engineer or fix … Continue reading

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Experiencias y Metodología de la Investigación Participativa

Read El potencial de la investigación participativa apunta a la producción de conocimiento, articulando de manera crítica los aportes de la ciencia y del saber popular, con el fin de reorientarlos hacia la acción transformadora de la realidad. A través … Continue reading

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The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People

Read Throughout history civilization has been shaped by war. Now, after a century of unprecedented devastation, it seems humankind is preparing to embark on another cycle of violence. Are we condemned to be in a state of perpetual warfare? In … Continue reading

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Participatory Action and Learning – A Field Worker’s Guidebook

Read The Guidebook introduces Participatory Action and Learning (PAL) as a way of addressing a number of these issues by providing an approach for both Forest User Group (FUG) members and forestry field staff to learn together from the process. … Continue reading

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The Open Book of Social Innovation

This book is about the many ways in which people are creating new and more effective answers to the biggest challenges of our times: how to cut our carbon footprint; how to keep people healthy; and how to end poverty. … Continue reading

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The Change Handbook

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