Stream analysis, a practical tool for innovators and change agents

A. Kastelein

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Abstract

To survive organizations have to innovate and to change. Fundamental questions are: * Which strategies and tools could be applied succesfully in the everchanging environment? * Are the identified instruments effective iri our business? * Do we need professional support? In more than a dozen projects in different organizations (in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom) stream Analysis proved to be a broad and general method for guiding planned change and innovation in organizations. It offers a conceptual framework for organizations that will help managers and change-practitioners to better understand and improve organizations and their innovative activi.ties. Drawing on that framework, the paper describes an approach for: - diagnosing failings in organizational functioning; - planning a comprehensive set of specific change activities needed to change the organization into a more effective and innovative system; - implementing alterations in a system's character and functioning; - and tracking the actions taken. From 1988 till now, stream Analysis was effectively applied at Ingersoll Rand, AT & T, Philips, Volker Stevin, Mercedes-Benz, DAF, several hospitals, and other companies. Experiences with this method, developed at Stanford University and improved at Eindhoven University of Technology, showed the method to be powerful.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImplementation of innovations : papers for the ISPIM conference, Eindhoven University of Technology, September 5-8, 1993
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherEindhoven University of Technology
Pages210-220
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Eventconference; 9th International conference of ISPIM; 1993-09-05; 1993-09-08 -
Duration: 5 Sep 19938 Sep 1993

Conference

Conferenceconference; 9th International conference of ISPIM; 1993-09-05; 1993-09-08
Period5/09/938/09/93
Other9th International conference of ISPIM

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