Chapter 18Transforming Organizations

John B. McGuire and Candice C. Frankovelgia

A declaration of interdependence is under way across organizations. Everything in our world is, or will be, connected. But interdependent, collaborative work is not a natural act in most organizations. Everyone says they want changes in leadership behavior, to be more collaborative in work processes and shared systems, but mostly that hasn't happened. How did we get here? How can we get beyond here to there? The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) has been asking these questions and finding answers through action research and development practices (see table 18.1 for some of the work that has shaped our thinking about action research). A shift in mind-set is ...

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