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The RibbonWood vision sustainable organisations and sustainable change

Dogmatics is foreign to us, that's why we support these 6 principles. The approach itself consists of 10 steps and is a derivative of this.

#1 - Work from a vision

A vision is intended as a means of communication and serves as a beacon for the organization. A vision consists of: Recognition and appreciation of the current situation, the external reason for change, the purpose of the change and the change strategy.

#2 - Work with all people

People determine the success of the change. They also have the knowledge of the organization. It is therefore also important to find a structure that allows all people to work.

#3 - Create a rhythm of change

Divide the change process into sprints so that you create urgency for each sprint, can demand commitment and enable the organization to learn.

#4 - Dare to change

Real change requires overview. Don't just look at your own stamp, but at the whole. This takes guts because it often goes outside the usual domain. In addition, change sometimes requires a positive critical view. It's not always easy, but it's necessary.

#5 - Visually change

The core of good change is making things visible, including the performance of the change itself. Therefore, work on a good dashboard that shows the performance of the organization as directly as possible.

#6 - Measure and secure the change

Make sure agreements are kept. Agree a measuring instrument with each other on how this can best be done. It is very human to bounce back to the old behavior, some help to put the new into practice is necessary.​

The RibbonWood 10s approach is based on bothscientific and empirical insights. Think of insights from Kotter, Argyris, Senge, Covey, Homan and others. But we also took a good look at the insights from Agile and Scaled Agile.


works withsix principles:

1. Work from a vision

2. Work with all people

3. Create a rhythm of change

4. Dare to change

5. Visually change

6. Secure the change.

These six principles are a must-do. As far as we are concerned for any change. We have developed these six principles into a model, see also the figure. This figure has three layers: the program control, the outermost layer; the steering of the three-month steps, the middle layer; carrying out change.

The core of the approach is critical observation of the existing situation. To look for opportunities and obstacles. And to redeem or solve it. This approach stands or falls with being able to make a good diagnosis and not getting stuck in the symptoms. 

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