The Dome: A powerful experiment for change when change is hard

location_city Adelaide schedule May 30th 03:15 - 04:00 PM place G5 max25 people 7 Interested
"In ""Under the Dome"", the novel by Stephen King, the inhabitants of Chester's Mill wake up to a strange barrier, which is similar to a dome, covering the whole city, completely isolating it from the surrounding world.
The dome is impenetrable, only a small amount of air and water can pass through.
Following this puzzling event, the community under the dome has to change, for the best or the worst.

Most successful transformations at scale have a lot in common with this novel, metaphorically speaking of course.
Based on this story, we designed a brand new culture hacking experiment that proved to be successful in many environments.

Change automatically generates resistance from the team to change AND from the ecosystem around (the ""antibodies"").
What if, in order to change the culture of a whole ecosystem, a team was isolated from the outside world, protected by an unbreakable and transparent dome?

This story can be used as a referential, as this is a metaphor helping communicate and relate to the challenges faced in situations of change.
Using it as an alignment between fiction and reality, this story will open the discussion to easily relatable transformation and business agility topics."

Outline/Structure of the Case Study

- The Stephen King's novel: context, spoiler!, stakes

- Similarities with transformation and change: from top-down to bottom-up, how to scale, why is it hard (spoiler: the culture, the antibodies)

- Culture hacking: what is it? why it can help? How it fits within the dome

- They made it under the dome: 3 REX of companies who experimented it

- The dome: best and bad practices

- Take away: how to start it in your organisation

Learning Outcome

Implementable take always to start the Dome Experiment in your own organisation.
We won't pretend to have found the Grail which will successfully transform your organisation culture, but we'll explain how, through Culture Hacking and the Dome Experiment, organisations can change for themselves and for real when change is hard, and scale this change sustainably

Target Audience

CIO's, managers, HR

schedule Submitted 2 years ago

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