In the Laboratory, teams create small pilot projects to experiment with new processes, procedures, principles etc.
Latest Activity: Jan 13, 2011
Any change projects needs to start with a first step. Because change is associated with a lot of uncertainty, it is not a bad idea to organize pilot projects, also called "Proof of Concept" (PoC), in which the new idea can be tested. However, you must be aware that a piloting phase often takes an extra amount of energy. In pilot phases, people cover new ground and they need to be sure that they can return to a safe haven. So before people are ready to test the change they need to feel assured that a nurturing and mentoring environment - a safety net, so to say - has been errected around them. They also need extra time to reflect and digest their experiences. So, pilot phases require a narrow feedback loop and an established trust base between the experimenters and their bosses and peers.
Please add tools, links, articles etc. for organizations which want tocreate pilots that help them learn about their change processes.Continue
Started by Holger Nauheimer Feb 28, 2010.