Small Change

It is not always easy to have the big vision or build a clear strategy, sometimes the issues we are dealing with are too complex and involve too many possible options. ‘Small Change’ takes a different approach and suggests addressing the smallest step you can take to start to make changes. Instead of the more usual – analyse, plan, act – small change encourages you to take action and then form theories. Small Change has been developed by Alchemy in relation to organisational development. This workshop will show you how to:

  • Find a first and meaningful step…start where you can, start small and start where it counts
  • Use your imagination
  • Embrace serendipity
  • Look for multipliers and bright spots

Small change is a powerful mechanism for helping you to think and act both practically and strategically.

Benefits to you

The Small Change workshop will enable you to:

  • Think about your change projects or issues in new ways
  • Understand the many stakeholders and issues involved
  • Map out and recognise the messiness of the problem or issue
  • Develop an approach to transition that feels more manageable

What’s involved?

During this session you will be introduced to the concepts underlying the small change approach and how these might differ from more traditional strategic planning. We will start by looking at a big and complex issue to get a feel for the approach. We will then look in detail at an issue or opportunity you are facing either as an individual or as an organisation and apply a small change view. The day will conclude with the development of your own small change approach.

Before & After

To get the most out of our sessions we ask anyone who is joining us to do a bit of preparation, for Small Change it would be great if you could:

Think about a change process you have experienced in the past. What sort of approach did you take?
Think about a complex issue or area that you are working in either as an individual or as an organisation that you would like to address in the session

Once you’ve attended an Alchemy workshop we won’t forget you – we will provide a post course area for you to stay in touch. We will also keep refreshing our online resources. You might like to consider our coaching support or a Bite Size follow up session

Once you’ve attended an Alchemy workshop we won’t forget you – we will provide a post course area for you to stay in touch. We will also keep refreshing our online resources. You might like to consider our coaching support or a Bite Size follow up session.

Take aways

As part of the course you will be provided with training materials and a goodie bag. Hopefully, you will also leave with some new contacts and positive support for your small change activity.

Small Change is part of Alchemy’s Serious Play learning and development programme it is presented with thanks to Nabil Hamdi.