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David Wilson
Manager, Canada

Quinn and Bottom-up Change

Quinn in his 1996 book "Deep Change: Discovering the Leader Within" identifies that change occurs when you find the source of trouble. He also suggests that cultural change needs to start with personal change, even for the CEO. Quinn suggests organizations need to undo forces that want to preserve the status quo, especially if they involve the maintenance of hierarchies. He also suggests promoting technically competent and innovative people may not help change, if they do not understand the culture or politics of the organization.
Is it possible for the power of the leader to poison the workplace environment? I think it may. Sometimes resistance or barriers are created by a leader, who is not trusted or respected. Quinn appears to support bottom up change, as well as the need for transformational leaders. Pressure by leaders to conform, will result in resistance and often leads to failure of any change initiatives.

  cheryl yamazaki
Business Consultant, Australia

Bottoms Up!

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Professor, India


Change often starts from the top to the middle to (...)

  Marcus Webber
Strategy Consultant, United Kingdom

The Nature of Hierchical Effects

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  dagmar kokavcova
Professor, Slovakia

Bottom-up in Practice

As a good example of this approach I consider the (...)

  Sankaran Nambissan Poozhikunnath
Manager, Sultanate of Oman

Involving the Bottom Level in the Implementation

Change will be decided by the top level. They are (...)

  Johnny Michael Tan
Management Consultant, Malaysia

Managing and Leading Change

Change starts from the top... Must involve top / m (...)

  Madan Gopal Agarwal
Business Consultant, India

Bottom-up or Top-Down Approach

In certain situations, 'bottom-up approach' is mor (...)

  Ron White
Teacher, United Kingdom

Achieving Consensus

I agree with Madan Gopal Agarwal that, basically, (...)

  Barbara Wilson
Coach, France

Combine Bottom-up and Top-down Approach

I like this approach and remember it from my MBA s (...)

  Ian Straus
Analyst, United States

Quinn and Bottom-up Change

@David, re. "is it possible for the power of a lea (...)

  Rixon Campbell
United States

Merger of Top Down and Bottom- Up Approaches

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  Cindy Palomo
Manager, United States

All Levels are Needed

I don't think it's a question of one or the other (...)


Participation of All Levels

In my view, organisations must espouse the spirit (...)

  Javier Elenes
Business Consultant, Mexico

A Warning Word About Employees Participation

Employees participation is good, but shall be focu (...)

  Charles Peter
CEO, Kenya

Bottom - Up and Top Down Approaches Both Obsolete

My conviction is that both these approaches are be (...)

  James Saw
Analyst, Malaysia

Change or Be Changed

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  Arif ur Rehman
Professor, Pakistan

Ripples Approach

Bottom up or top down approaches have their due ro (...)


Choose One Approach

Both approaches are having advantages as well as d (...)

  Serkalem G.Kirstos
CEO, Ethiopia

Gaps in Bottom up

I do agree with a bottom-up approach but not in it (...)

  Nasir Cader
Student (Other)

Bottom-up Approach and Fear

Information and suggestions should flow from the c (...)

  Odufowokan Adesina
Teacher, Nigeria

Bottom-up Approach Should be Systematically Applied

It`s an instrument for solving organizational prob (...)

  David Whitfield
Professor, United States

Combine Bottom Up and Top Down

I totally agree with Barbara Wilson regarding both (...)

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