The Four Window Organisation, JoHari Window

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Four Windows of the Organisation

A JoHari window is a cognitive psychological tool created by Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham to help people better understand their interpersonal communication and relationships. It is used primarily in self-help groups and corporate settings as a heuristic exercise (this method is particularly used to rapidly come to a solution that is hoped to be close to the best possible answer, or ‘optimal solution’).

Charles Handy calls this concept the JoHari House with four rooms. Room 1 is the part of ourselves that we and others see. Room 2 is the aspect that others see but we are not aware of. Room 3 is the most mysterious room in that the unconscious or subconscious bit of us is seen by neither ourselves nor others. Room 4 is our private space, which we know but keep from others. Read More >>>>>>>>>>>>

Change Management

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Change Management

Ultimately only succeeds by engaging hearts and minds. Organisational change can only be built upon team and individual change.  Strong and supportive leadership can ensure that the individual changes support the organisational change. The nature of that support depends upon the characteristics of the organisation. Understanding organisational metaphors such as machine, political or organism is key to determining the kind of leadership required. But in all cases, change needs to come from within rather than just be driven from the top. According to Senge and Cameron & Green the role of change management is to ensure that ‘within’ commits to and delivers the change. Read More >>>>>>>>>>>>