Over the past two decades, Dannemiller Tyson
Associates (DTA) has developed an approach to organizational
change that has helped literally thousands of organizations
around the world.
Among the keys to our success is
our focus on supporting client achievement of bottom
line long-lasting results.
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Dannemiller Tyson Associates
“We help people combine and focus their power, wisdom, and heart to create successful, sustainable organizations and communities. We do this by pioneering and applying whole-system approaches to learning and change.”
Dannemiller Tyson Associates was founded in the early 1980’s by Kathleen D. Dannemiller and the late Charles Tyson to help organizations achieve fast, long-lasting change. The earliest work was with the Ford Motor Company as it sought to move its culture from "command and control" to a more participative style. In the late 1980’s DTA expanded its work to other companies and organizations. Over the years, DTA has worked with literally hundreds of
clients in the profit, non-profit and governmental sectors around the world. DTA consultants are all seasoned senior practitioners skilled in helping organizations chart and travel their own change journeys.
(Why Clients Choose DTA)
We have developed processes that allow our client systems to:
Clarify their current reality (including the drivers for change)
Shape a vision for the organization they are striving to become
Develop action plans that move them toward that future
Address information, process, structure and relationship issues vital to the change process
Our core competencies include engaging large and small microcosms of the organization as the key elements of the change process. We work with groups as small as ten and as large as 1,000. These interactions of large and small groups allow a "critical mass" of the organization (or a sub-system within the organization) to build a common database and form a common intention for action. Whole-Scale® processes are robust: they work in many different circumstances with people from all parts of the organization.
The Whole-Scale® approach is a flexible methodology that can be used at different levels and at different stages of the change process. We stress that Whole-Scale® is a journey and each step can create "critical moments" in the process but only in the context of a sound change strategy that includes clear strategic goals, strong leadership alignment, adequate training and concerted implementation follow-through.
Core Beliefs and Values
The core beliefs and
values that underlie our approach are:
Creating Empowerment and Participation We believe in engaging the entire organization in ways that lead to ownership of and commitment to a shared purpose and future direction.
Creating Community We believe that when you foster an environment where employees can come together, they can create and believe in something larger than themselves.
Using Reality as a Key Driver We believe the change process must keep a continual focus on the simultaneous and sometimes conflicting realities that exist in the internal and external environments of the organization.
Building and Maintaining a Common Database We believe that a "level playing field" of information and common understanding of the strategic issues informs the discretion of people at all levels so that they can make wise decisions, individually and collectively.
Creating a Shared Preferred Future We believe creating a collective "image of potential" for the future forms the basis for action today.
Creating Change in Real Time We believe in simultaneous planning and implementation of individual, group and organizational changes.
Practicing Action Research We believe that only through continuous re-examination throughout the process can we adjust our approach to ensure reaching our vision of success.
Transferring Learning We have a strong value for creating self-sufficiency and against creating dependency on us in our client systems. Our goal for the completion of a project is that participants will make our methods their own so they would feel confident and capable of carrying on with or without Dannemiller Tyson Associates.
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