Involve leaders at all levels
Once senior executives have used book circles to examine Stepping Up's research findings, arguments, recommendations and opportunities, you can then use engagement cascades to drive the learning down through the organisation. The more people who are informed and engaged in the process, the greater the creativity and momentum that will arise from your change effort.
The size of your engagement cascade depends on the number of book circles you establish. Ask each member of your book circles to lead 3 discussion groups of 20 leaders (total 60) selected from all levels of the organisation. In these discussion groups they disseminate the summaries from each book circle session, share the decisions made by the book circles and explore implementation opportunities and challenges together.
Touch 600 or 6000
If you have one book circle with 10 executives, you can ask those 10 executives to run 3 engagement cascades each with 20 people (10 x 3 x 20 = 600 people): that will get 600 people involved in your very own 'stepping up ' program.
If you have 10 book circles with 10 executives, you can ask those 100 executives to run 3 engagement cascades each with 20 people (100 x 3 x 20 = 6000 people): that will get 6000 people across your organisation involved in your very own 'stepping up ' program.
The more people you touch, the more people who will have acquired the knowledge, language and understanding of what needs to be done. They will be change-ready and you will notice a significant improvement in forward momentum. Engagement cascades can be incredibly effective at getting people onside – the two-way communication, the listening and the opportunity to lead from any level go a long way.
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