The Five Disciplines of Change

There is no change unless there is behavioural change. The laws governing behavioural change are very specific. Here is some skill building possibilities

The Five Disciplines behind Viral ChangeTM are the competences of the modern organization. They provide a way to understand the dynamics of the firm today where agility, true employee engagement and bottom-up leadership shape everyday life. These are offered in a traditional training programme which can be delivered as a overall package or individually. These Five Disciplines are introduced in the book Homo Imitans (Leandro Herrero, Meetingminds, 2011) and are as follows :

  1. Behavioural-based management: The new organizational focus is behaviours, not simply process and systems; these are the baseline, a given. How to learn the essentials of behavioural change as applied to your organization.
  2. Mobilizing scalable influence: How to maximize influence and trust within the firm; hierarchical influence is a given. However, peer-to-peer influence is the true engine. How to learn to map influence and make use of it in your organization
  3. Nurturing informal social networks: Formal structures are a given, the default. However, most of the neat stuff happens in informal social networks, ignore them at your peril. How to understand internal social networks and to use them in your organization.
  4. Accelerating a new narrative (stories): Storytelling is not new, although still largely ignored by many business organizations; mastering the art of using the right stories to accelerate a new corporate narrative. How to learn the essentials of storytelling and promote their value within your organization
  5. Fostering distributed leadership: Top-down leadership is a given; the real engine of leadership is distributed around the organization in the form of highly influent people, whose influence does not depend on the job description or title. How to enhance, uncover and master distributed leadership in your organization.

The Five Disciplines are connected but each of them deserves focus (understanding, training, enabling, becoming excellent at…) in their own right.