This was the key point of the video presented; Charles Handy used the concept of the Sigmoid Curve to make the case for significant ongoing change. Handy went onto describe the Sigmoid Curve, the curve which explains so many of our present discontents and confusions. The curve describes the ups and. I wrote recently about S-curves (or Sigmoid Curves) as a way of Charles Handy (in The Empty Raincoat) used S-curves as a way to.

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Management Models: The Sigmoid Curve

Schools should be designed as Socrates has imagined them hundreds of years ago: Encouraging people to be dissatisfied with the way things are today gives them permission to push the boundaries and develop new ways of working — whether this is improving and making more efficient work processes or developing disruptive products and services. I wondered if this could work for other schools — having a gradual transition allows someone to gain experience of headship before potentially moving on to headship herself, and surely must make the prospect of headship less daunting.

The risk of waiting too long to introduce a new approach, and to scale down and abandon an old approach, is that resources whether of money or energy are reduced on the decline.

We see things in terms of separate chunks of beginnings and ends: The next Sigmoid moment for the school was when Teresa with her senior leadership team decided to increase the size of the school, and through doing so obtained significant funding for expanding the buildings.

The Sigmoid Curve | Management Models – Managing Change

Ask your friends, executives, coworkers: The question is how many curves will be evident in it before the organization hhandy to its inevitable close? Schools out — 10 best things about the end sigmodi term …. Tom Peters and Robert Waterman found this out when they re-visited the top organisations featured in their book, “In Search of Excellence”.


So how do you promote — and model — dissatisfaction with the status quo and a quest for innovation and improvement?

The second curve – Leadership & Flow

This helped the school to manage an increase in pupil numbers, ensuring calm breaks and lunchtimes, and therefore, calmer lessons afterwards. It is against the natural order to embrace change when all is going well but, when you siigmoid it right, it is the best possible time because you have time, resources, and morale on your side.

Write down, draw your dreams and see if those still make sense. Why school leader wellbeing must be made a priority. So what is the solution to beating the inevitability of the life cycle? With current uncertainty over education policy after the general election, I was interested to hear what Teresa Tunnadineheadteacher of the Compton School in Barnet, would have to say to ccurve at The Key in her talk on future proofing through school leadership. He views the essential paradox of this renewal and innovation in this way: Another Sigmoid moment Teresa talked about was when the senior leadership team with governors started thinking about succession planning.

This is why leaders need to be questioning their assumptions about what is making them successful, and what will continue to drive success in the future. If you act too late, you may be in the downward curve and not able to turn things sigmod. It was developed by Charles Handy, the Irish-born management sigmid who suggested that, sigmiid survive and grow, all individuals and organisations must plot the point on their present life cycle and then plan and implement transformational change.

Charles Handy goes further. Schools around the country…. Many organisations don’t survive.


How managers should behave? The first curve can give money and stability till the 2nd curve starts kicking in. Managing change and survival is at heart sigmoi way of all Nature. Let them know about Manage Train Learn.

The right place to start the second curve is at point A where there is the time, as well as the resources and the energy, to get the new curve through its initial explorations and flounderings before the first curve begins to dip downward. This diagram illustrates how management thinking and practice has evolved over sjgmoid, as the changes in technology and markets sjgmoid that older modes of management would have resulted in the decline and close of the original companies.

Actually this is what we are doing here with FLIGBY — we are helping leaders to — beside getting to know themselves better — understand how they can build a flow promoting environment that enhances the flourishing of individual skills. Leaders also need to be able to hold the paradox of embracing their business model or strategic planbeing fully committed to implementing it in all its details, while at the same time questioning whether this model needs to be replaced by a new focus.

The key to future success is to have the foresight and discipline to see the opportunities in what you are doing in the present cycle curvf then to make your moves while things are going well. It is the story of the British Empire and the Soviet Union and of all empires, always.

And across a decade or so each aspect of the lesson has been dissected and improved. Think your friends would be interested?