When rea­ding is good.

I lis­te­ned to this while wri­ting this post, try it while you read :o)

Yes­ter­day, I told you about a book I found by chance, let’s conti­nue. This book, Com­prendre et mesu­rer la capa­ci­té de chan­ge­ment des orga­ni­sa­tions (Unders­tan­ding and Mea­su­ring the Capa­ci­ty for Change in Orga­ni­sa­tions) by Taïeb Haf­si and Chris­tiane Demers, was a reve­la­tion for me. It was the spark that I nee­ded to slight­ly modi­fy my vision of the world and get me into a more auto­no­mous stage. But let me tell you a lit­tle bit about this book.

First, this can be consi­de­red a refe­rence work. Writ­ten by two advan­ced aca­de­mics, this book attempts to sum­ma­rise ele­ments that could influence an organisation’s abi­li­ty to change. The book pre­sents a modest biblio­gra­phy, but slight­ly above ave­rage (at least from my per­so­nal libra­ry :)) The authors, in my opi­nion, achieve their aim.

The book alter­nates bet­ween refe­rences from the field and sug­ges­tions from the authors. The struc­ture uses a model of pro­po­si­tions and ends with a gene­ral pro­po­si­tion. My only wish for this type of work is for it to have a conclu­sion or sum­ma­ry for each chap­ter, as J. D. Thomp­son does in his book, Orga­ni­za­tions in Action.

This book has obvious­ly whet my appe­tite to learn more on the sub­ject and so I orde­red the two most cited works from it. I’ll save them for tomor­row, though!


I’m Dan­ny (aka Coa­ch­Dan­ny). I have a pas­sion: humans. Come with me and take this minute eve­ry day to explore what’s going on today and why is it tren­ding. Click here to get your dai­ly thought right on time for break­fast.

Sources: https://solomotivation.com

Trans­la­tion by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/

Last Upda­ted on July 29, 2020 by Coach Dan­ny

Coach Danny

See in me a trustworthy person who will not disappoint you. Although, like you, I have to work to make a living, your well being is my main interest and together we will find goals to make you feel fulfilled and proud of you. It has nothing to do with your bank account, your physical appearance or your material assets. Let’s be clear, we are working on fundamental levers for every human, whether you are a homeless person or part of royalty, you have these same levers. I’m Danny (aka CoachDanny). The people I work with are few, but they all have one thing in common. They share a common goal, self-fulfillment and more.

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