Catalytic Governance: Leading Change in the Information Age
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Published: March 2016© 2016
Imprint: Rotman-UTP Publishing
Page Count: 208 Pages
Illustrations: 15 figures
Dimensions: 6.00 x 9.00
208 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.50 in, 15 figures
Although the information age offers individuals from all walks of life the power to make their voices heard, we often end up with a cacophony of competing voices rather than a conversation. With so many people empowered to join the decision-making process, the number and diversity of stakeholders in governance situations poses a special challenge: how do you steer when so many hands are on the wheel?
Catalytic Governance offers a proven approach to managing this challenge, built on the insight that effective leadership and governance depends less on traditional top-down approaches and more on creating shared meanings and frameworks. Drawing on their experiences managing transformational change in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment on issues ranging from finance to climate change, health, and the digital revolution, Patricia Meredith, Steven A. Rosell, and Ged R. Davis demonstrate how to use dialogue to engage stakeholders, explore alternative perspectives, develop shared mental maps and a vision of the future, and co-create strategies and initiatives to realize that future. While elements of this approach will be familiar, this is the first time they have been combined into a coherent model and tested together in practice. The book describes in detail how this was done in the process of transforming the Canadian payments system. The catalytic approach to governance is a powerful tool for leaders in the public and private sectors looking to lead and govern more effectively.
Introduction: Leadership and Governance in the Information Age
Chapter 1: The Global Information Society
Chapter 2: Engagement and Dialogue
Chapter 3: Exploring Perspectives and Building Scenarios
Chapter 4: Developing a Governance Framework for the Canadian Payments System
Chapter 5: Co-Creating a Desired Future
Chapter 6: Lessons Learned and the Catalytic Governance Model
Appendix: Summary of the Scenarios
"Catalytic Governance is an important book that shows and explains in detail how some of the new approaches to change – dialogue and scenario planning – are evolving as the crucial methodologies for dealing with the complex and systemic problems that private and public organizations are increasingly facing."Edgar H. Schein, Professor Emeritus, MIT Sloan School of Management, and author of 'Humble Consulting'
"This book is as much a manual on managing an inclusive multi-stakeholder dialogue as it is a tour de force about the contours of technology-driven change in the information era."Rohinton P. Medhora, President, Centre for International Governance Innovation
"Based on my experience as a participant in the remarkably successful transformative process described so clearly in this book, I believe that Catalytic Governance should be used widely to make progress on a range of wicked problems."Barbara G. Stymiest, Former Group Head of Strategy, Treasury and Corporate Services, Royal Bank of Canada