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Debunked management concepts and practices

View the entry for 70% of organizational change initiatives fail

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70% of Organizational Change Initiatives Fail

View the entry for Change is a journey

Debunk 002

Change is a Journey

View the entry for Employee engagement

Debunk 003

Employee Engagement

View the entry for Resistance to change

Debunk 004

Resistance to Change

View the entry for Authenticity

Debunk 005


View the entry for Project prioritisation matrix

Debunk 006

Project Prioritisation Matrix

View the entry for Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Debunk 007

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

View the entry for Organizational Culture

Debunk 008

Organizational Culture

In the pipeline

Burning Platform

Change as Three Steps (Unfreeze » Change » Refreeze)

Communication is 7% Verbal and 93% Non-verbal (‘Mehrabian Myth’)


Open Space Technology



Value Delivery



Some prime candidates for debunking

8-Step Change Model (John Kotter)

Agile, inc. Scrum

Best Practice

Brainstorming (Alex Osborn)

Causal Model of Organizational Performance and Change (W. Warner Burke and George Litwin )

Change Curve (John Adams)

Change Formula: D x V x F > R (David Gleicher, modified by Kathie Dannemiller)



Command and Control, Elimination of

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Design Thinking

Diverge then Converge (Idea Generation)


Five Forces (Michael Porter)

Focus Groups

Force Field Analysis (Kurt Lewin)

Four Steps to Generative Dialogue (William Isaacs)

Future Search (Marvin Weisbord and Sandra Janoff)

Holacracy (Brian Robertson)


Logical Levels Model (Robert Dilts)


Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Nudges (Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein)

Real Time Strategic Change (Robert W. Jacobs)

Root Cause Analysis

Spiral Dynamics

StrengthsFinder (Donald Clifton / Gallup)

SWOT Analysis

Systems Theory

Teal Organizations (Frederic Laloux)

Theory U (Otto Scharmer)

Three Kinds of Power (Starhawk)

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