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10.05.09  Robert Schaffer

Turning Giants

Creating change in a large organization can be easier than you think – if you concentrate on rapid gains.


Healthcare Rx: Start with Results Today

Learn how the Rapid Results Approach can look and feel. See how the process works in case examples from a major hospital system, a mental health facility, and local health clinics in a developing country. Discover how to get started using a Rapid Results approach i…


03.03.08  Keith Michaelson

Using CAIDI as a Leading Indicator

Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) was able to achieve significant improvement in outage response, as measured by CAIDI (Customer Average Interruption Duration Index), by shifting from solving technical problems to coordinating responses to outage events more effec…


12.17.07  Robert Schaffer

Make Results Part of Your Process

A major challenge for internal consultants is that while they are good at improving the systems within their areas of competence, they often do not make certain that these improvements mesh with other, interrelated systems. This disconnect causes many disappointmen…


12.03.07  Ron Ashkenas

Simplicity-Minded Management

This article details the elements of a simplicity-minded strategy: Streamline the structure; prune products, services, and features; build disciplined processes; and improve managerial habits.


Leader as Capacity Builder

How successful leaders not only drive for results, but also build into everything they do steps to strengthen the organization’s change capability at every level.


Rapid Results!: A Chapter from "The Change Handbook"

Learn how companies and governments used Rapid Results projects to build confidence as well as the capacity to manage change.


WorkOut: A Chapter from "The Change Handbook"

A chapter from The Change Handbook: The Definitive Resource on Today's Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems.


Aprender de los resultados rapidos (English Translation)

English translation of Learning from Rapid Results, the original HBR article written in Spanish for the Harvard Business Review Latin American Edition, December 2006.


10.02.06  Robert Schaffer

Rapid Results: Easier to Achieve Than the Gurus Will Tell You

If you have to improve productivity significantly, lower costs, shift market focus or make other major changes in your company, cheer up: it can be done much more easily than you probably believe it can.