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Large Group Interventions: Engaging the Whole System for Rapid Change



Large Group Interventions: Engaging the Whole System for Rapid Change

Barbara Benedict Bunker, Billie T. Alban

ISBN: 978-0-787-90324-4 October 1996 Jossey-Bass 272 Pages


Large Group Interventions presents a comprehensive overview of twelve of the most powerful methods of large group interventions in use today. This comprehensive guide describes the methods' origins, explores their differences and similarities, and presents vivid examples and case studies of each intervention method in action. Bring together as many as two thousand employees and customers in one location for activities as diverse as creating future direction, restructuring the organization, solving problems, and generating new ideas.

Large Group Interventions covers: **A brief history of large group interventions **The search conference **Real-time strategic change **Participative design **Large group dynamics Large Group Interventions is the first and only book to present and compare different large group intervention methods and describe the situations and conditions under which each might be used.
Foreword -
W.Warner Burke Preface The Authors
Part One: An Introduction to Large Group Interventions
1. Of Mud Flats and Solid Brass
2. A Brief History of Large Group Interventions
Part Two: The Methods: Creating the Future Together
3. The Search Conference
4. Future Search
5. Real Time Strategic Change
6. ICA Strategic Planning Process Part Two Summary
Part Three: The Methods: Work Design
7. The Conference Model
8. Fast Cycle Full Particiption Work Design
9. Real Time Work Design
10. Participative Design Part Three Summary
Part Four: The Methods: Whole-System Participative Work
11. Simu-Real
12. Work-Out
13. Open Space Technology Part Four Summary
Part Five: Group Dynamics, New Directions, and How to Move Ahead
14. Large Group Dynamics
15. Current Innovations and Underlying Values
Appendix References Index