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  • Lessons learned - concretely relate the findings in our research and real-life projects to the skits.


Anti-tech ArnieThe leader of the underground organization SQUASH where members are committed to maintaining communication by fax. Of course this will prove an enormous challenge for the group since fax paper is no longer being produced. Anti-tech Arnie continues to eat burnt toast for breakfast.
Bureaucrat BevWent on to create the Bureaucratic Center for Centering Bureaucracy, which increased efficiency by allowing them to organize and access information with themselves and the public, making everyone in the world a bureaucrat.
Busy Betty BeeEagerly promoted the use of kiwis through her continued involvement in the CED affinity group and her community organizing. Eventually Busy Betty Bee helped to create other affinity groups both within the CED program at Concordia University as well as within the broader population. Busy Betty Bee hopes to create international affinity groups. She helped to edit Innovator Irene’s book on kiwis, she consults for Bureaucratic Bev’s agency, she also writes funding proposals for the Blue-Chip Program and she visits Whiny Negate No No Nancy every Tuesday morning between 5 and 5:30.
Innovator IreneWent on to invent more conventions for kiwis and founded an organization that trains thousands on the proper use of kiwi conventions. Her success led to a number 1 best seller “Kiwi and Community Organizing” that was featured on the Oprah show.
Iron-fisted RARRRR ThorDeveloped REBOOT a boot-camp style initiative funded by the federal government whose aim is to re-educate the general population to the effective means of organizing, data-collection, and information sharing. Iron-fisted Thor obtained special funding that is currently piloting a Blue-Chip Insertion program aimed at ensuring that people do things “his way or the highway!”
Mélanie Hughes
Whiny Negate No No NancyHad a difficult time understanding the change in her CED classmates. She cried herself to sleep every night for six months until she finally sought help. She was hospitalized in a private hospital where she received experimental treatment through the Blue-Chip Insertion Program.

Lessons Learned

Katherine takes over the set and begins while Janet continues to figure out the puzzle pieces.

What you’ve just seen is a demonstration of the challenges that individuals can face when trying to introduce change. We've used kiwi (aka: Wiki), as the vehicle to show that organizational culture, behavior, or mindset (perceptions) are each part of the process that require an individual consider when introducing change.

While we've used humor as an approach to introducing change, there are a multitude of other tools that can be applied such as Appreciative Inquiry, workshops, story-telling, manuals, technology, etc. Engaging people through a variety of methods creates value and is an important precursor that can lead to "buy-in", and adaption to and adoption of change.

We've put together a manual - available on wiki - that shares what we've learned about change and being a change agent.

The most important thing to remember though is that there are no simple recipes for change!


Developer: Katherine; Presenter: WikiCED group; Minutes: 5; Position: 5