Facilitating Organizational Change

The Smart Policing Initiative presented a webinar on "Facilitating Organizational Change" on July 25, 2013 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Eastern Time.  Brenda J. Bond, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Public Service in the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University, and SPI Subject Matter Expert, facilitated this webinar. This webinar described concepts related to organizational change.  The webinar began with a discussion of why law enforcement organizations must embrace and learn from change, then reviewed various models of organizational change processes, offering SPI webinar participants a variety of tools and approaches for introducing and implementing change in their agencies.  The webinar offered the opportunity to discuss the real and complex obstacles to change, focusing primarily on ways to avoid and/or head off these obstacles.  Practical examples from law enforcement and other sectors were presented, including presentations by SPI sites Boston, MA; Columbia, SC; Lowell, MA; and Michigan State Police.

You can download the slides from this presentation here.


You may wish to read one or more of the following resources in advance of viewing our webinar:

"The 8-Step Process for Leading Change" by Kotter International.  (Adapted from work by Dr. John Kotter) http://www.kotterinternational.com/our-principles/changesteps.
The Art of Making Change Initiatives Stick by Michael A. Roberto and Lynne C. Levesque, in MIT Sloan Management Review, Summer 2005. http://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/the-art-of-making-change-initiatives-stick/
Research in Progress - Relational Coordination and Organizational Change, Relational Coordination Research Collaborative at Brandeis University.