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How do I deal with my crappy organization? I like my work but I don’t like what our management is doing. How do I deal with it? Well, that’s easy. You have three options:

1. Ignore it. Changing organizations is hard work. If you don’t have the stamina to learn how to be a good change agent, then stop complaining about what’s bad. Accept that the organization is what it is,
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Published March 23rd 2012 by Jojo Ventures BV
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Nastya Khyzhniak
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Some of the pages and citation are worth printing out in the form of posters to just hang them around working spaces. While reading I stopped several times to take a note of a particular phrase or a citation and share it with my friends later. And yes, most of the people reviewing this book are quite right: it doesn't offer you an easy 3-step revolutionary way to change your organization, but it summarizes quite accurately the largest and the most useful practices you need to know and apply to b ...more
Robson Castilho
This book aggregates some known techniques (PDCA, ADKAR, Innovation Adoption Curve and 4 I's) into a "Change Management Super Model", aimed to provide help in changing an organization to a management model more consistent with the present.
Quick and funny reading, serving as a short reference guide to those practices. But if you want more detailed information about the subject, this book may seem too short and incomplete.
Apr 24, 2013 rated it liked it
It started quite promising, but after a couple of pages I realized it was more of a reiteration of a few previously existing frameworks or models. Nothing new, but a nice, quick read. It's no waste of time to read about these models from another perspective, especially with Jurgen's brief and sometimes quite humorous style.
Bjoern Rochel
Feb 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: eng-mgmt, 2013
Mostly a reference book. But I guess that's ok for a book with ~ 90 pages. I really like Jürgens humorous writing style and his attitude towards change models (combining and adapting existing models into something greater). I will definitely spend more time learning about PDCA, ADKAR and 5Is et al.
Apr 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: management30
Excellent book! Full of references to additional material for change agents that need to advance on those topics.
Javier Castillo Suazo
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
This booklet is a a good source of inspiration if you want to lead a change. For sure you maybe already know this techniques. So, also is a good reminder of some tools and resources for change management.
Hrishikesh Karekar Karekar Karekar
A refreshing short read. Good for change agents covering some key aspects relevant for any kind of transformation
Henri Hämäläinen
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good book, that gathers the most important ideas of change management. It doesn't go the details, but I guess that was the intention also.
Roman Kohoutek
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Why would you like to read this book? Because you can finish it easily in one or two days, it is well written, gives you an overview of modern change management and has a great bibliography in it ;-)
Darlan Barbosa
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good book.
Herve Tunga
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Short, could be longer, very informative and practical.
Jul 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
I like the simplicity and straight to the point style of Jurgen Appelo.
Easy to read and even though it is short and contains very cool useful tips
April Johnson
An easy to read intro to change management theory. I didn't get much new from it, but enjoyed anyhow.
Henk-Jan van der Klis
Jurgen Appelo wrote this 90 pages booklet as a little guide for change managers. In How to Change the World – Change management 3.0 he mixes a couple of methods as models as a fresh mojito to his audience. Digging from his own experience as serial entrepreneur (failing for 15 years and finally successful) and social network meetings like the Stoos Network (January 2012), and the Agile Lean Europe Network, the guide is meant to tickle your brains to take small steps and make changes doable. The g ...more
Apr 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: consulting, business
A very short cheat-sheet for driving organizational change. Appelo draws on numerous sources that go into more detail, such as Influencer: The Power to Change Anything and Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas, and includes other influences such as Systems Thinking (see: Thinking in Systems: A Primer). It's a great start, and may be all you need to effect the change you want, but if you're serious about organizational change, think about this as a survey course, and not the end of ...more
Derek Neighbors
Mar 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book is a great quick read that covers a number of existing works remixed into something tangible and immediate. It covers the current state of management and road to moving away from the failing organizational model adopted by so many.

Showing the Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) model, highlighting the importance of the people in the organization, giving a model to stimulate the flow of ideas and detailing out how go about changing the environment are laid out in this brief work on how to set up
Isidro López
Apr 28, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: agile
Nice, easy to read and short book, very interesting because of the holistic view about change management. It's very good as an introductory book to this topic, or even as a quick general reminder.

Depending on the expectations, those pros might be the cons as well: everything stays at a very superficial place, without specific examples or actions.

My rate is not so high because I had already read "Fearless change" in the past, which personally, I find much more interesting if you want more concret
Feb 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This booklet is a great addition to any change agent's desk, to be easily referred to whenever in a state of confusion or blockage. I see it as a toolbox, packed with wisdom and questions that can light up darker paths. Almost 10% of the book became my reading notes and that's a personal record.
Take-away = one of the inspiring quotes from the author himself: "Again and again I have tried to have some impact on the world around me. And every time I failed. Did I give up? Of course not".
Mar 03, 2015 rated it liked it
I stumbled across this booklet because i could lend it for free on Amazon and i was looking for a refresher on that topic.

The models presented are nothing new, and it contains a good amount of plugs of or Jurgen's other books. Yet the quick read was mostly joyful and fulfilling its purpose. The easy style, as well as the many examples given, given or to scan the bibliography for more reading In this direction.
Feb 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Jurgen uses his (in)famous Mojito Method to take four change management models (PDCA, ADKAR, innovation adoption curve, four Is) and blend them into a distilled change management meta model.

The book's small size makes it likely you will keep it within close reach for quick reference but at the same time means some of the content won't be properly understood without further research.
Jul 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Don't expect to find the solutions in this book, in fact it has a lot of known frameworks, but still a very good book cause it compile then, and just as the author says (improve the good ideas and adapt then to your needs) it offers possibilities of uses but it depends on each one who read it to use then with wisdom.

It is like a guide or a compass to help you. Congratulations to the author!
Sebastian Gebski
Sep 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Nice, quick read. A bit pricey.

A cheatsheet for everyone who needs self-inspiration and / or kick-start. Most likely it won't change your perspective or teach you anything new, but it's not the point: it helps with getting a proper focus on what change is and what's important if you want to change the organization you belong to.
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
lovely book

Dance with the system, using the PDCA model (plan, do, check, act.)
Mind the people, using the ADKAR model (awareness, desire, knowledge, ability, and reinforcement.)
Stimulate the network, using the Adoption Curve model.
Change the environment, using the Five I’s model.
Aug 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: agile
A wonderful approach to the complex problem of change management full of practical examples and references that will help change agents to start "climbing the Everest". This booklet is for all of you that feels that a change needs to be ignited in our old & crappy organizations. ...more
Sep 18, 2015 rated it it was ok
This is a small book (70 pages) which is easy to read. The core of the book is a combination of a number of ideas into a superidea, or as the author calls it, a supermodel. Overall I think the supermodel becomes too much of an intellectual construction.
Oct 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great remix. Makes curious to dive deeper into this topic.
Andy Lowry
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A great short introduction to the various models and approaches that can be used to bring about change in any organisation.
Jan 09, 2013 rated it liked it
No groundbreaking ideas but definitely recommended for change agents.
Dave Bolton
Jan 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Quick read of mostly known strategies to change. Worthwhile if just for his engaging writing style -- there are many drier, longer books covering the same subject.
Alf Kåre Lefdal
Feb 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
The book is a quick read, concise and practical. It is a book for us that want to influence others.
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