Solid Theoretical Foundations
The Tipping Point Simulation and Workshop are based on the Tipping Point model, first developed by Dr Andrea Shapiro and published within her bestselling book “Creating Contagious Commitment”. Andrea’s work draws on a range of leading change models, including the work of Kotter, Lewin, Bridges, Conner, Weisbord and Rogers as well as many others.
In addition to drawing on the best of the established and contemporary theories of organisational change The Tipping Point model draws on lessons learned from public health, using the analogy between the spread of epidemics and the spread of ideas. In recent times many of us have learned more about epidemics than we ever wanted to know. Turning that knowledge on its head, think how powerful it would be if we could turn our change programs into positive epidemic that excite and enthuse everyone who comes into contact with them.
The Tipping Point model was also designed based on Systems Thinking. It therefore it provides a dynamic representation of the way ideas spread within organisations.
Finally, the model was developed with an appreciative and positive perspective. Leading change is therefore viewed as something to be energised, facilitated and supported rather than something that should or can be imposed. The key implication is the differentiation between seeking to achieve commitment rather that simply chasing compliance.