The Change Handbook is about effective collaborative change. It describes the tools & methods for changing “whole systems” - that is, change based on two powerful foundation assumptions: High Involvement and a Systemic Approach to improvement. High involvement means engaging people in changing their own system. The approach is systemic because there is a conscious effort to include the people, functions, and ideas that can affect or can be affected by the work. Collaborative Change methods will help you initiate high-leverage, sustainable improvements in organizations or communities. You’ll need to determine the ones best suited to moving your organization or community to the culture you want. We believe that involving people in a systematic way is a key to leverage meaningful action & results and that the methods in this book can provide this leverage for you.