Patterns for Change

Lilia Efimova points to Introducing New Ideas Into Organisations, in particular the collection of patterns [PDF, 454 kB].

This is 123 pages, so I’ve only just started to work through it, but on first reading it’s fascinating – you know the “ah ha” moment when someone codifies stuff that you’ve been doing intuitively…

Certainly I recognised many patterns here as things I and others have learned the hard way as ways of introducing our ideas into the daily life of the organisations we work with – and I think many of us will also be able to learn from it.

The patterns are grouped into the following categories:

  • Roles

  • Events

  • Keeping the Idea Visible

  • Dealing with Sceptics

  • Early Activities

  • Reaching Out

  • Convincing Others

  • Teaching and Learning the Idea

  • Long-term activities

I’m sure this will be a great resource for coaching – an inherent assumption of the NLP approach is that if you can identifiy the patterns under a successful piece of behaviour you can teach it to others.

Proactive application of technology to business

My interests include technology, personal knowledge management, social change