Structure Your Change Process

In this topic a model is proposed which helps you in keeping an overview of the levels of change. The logical levels of Dilts – Bateson teach us that a change is only effective (read impactful) when it is woven into all layers and all processes of the organization.

Research shows that:

  • The lower in the pyramid, the easier it is to make a change
  • The higher the level of change, the greater the impact and consequently the change
  • When you change one aspect of the pyramid, it changes all the underlying levels. The impact on the upper factors is limited
  • When you want a change, you have to make an adjustment at the right ‘level’ to achieve the desired impact
  • When all levels are aligned, the organization works smoothly and can smoothly and can put down its potential.

When we talk about impact-driven work, this means that this ambition must be supported by the mission and vision and translated to the level of concrete behavior. This is visualized by the white arrow in the adjacent drawing. It indicates that the mission is translated into effects in the environment. However, this does not mean that the change has to happen top-down. On the contrary. Change in complex affairs happens by everyone, bottom-up, top-down and laterally. Generating impact is a responsibility of every employee.

Some guiding questions and definitions