About the Book
Five Elements is the core method that underpins the Tetradian framework for working with change. It's a framework that works the same way everywhere, every context, every type of content, any scope, any scale, any level of complexity, any stage of implementation.
This book can be used by anyone, but is particularly intended for people who aim to take on the role of the Guide or facilitator in work with the Five Elements frame. We explore how and why the Five Elements framework resolves many classic challenges in working with change; how the method works; the components, roles, rules, tools and more that make up the overall method; a range of worked-examples; and how to define and design your own tools to add to the framework.
The Sketchbook series provide a practical introduction to key tools in the Tetradian toolset for change-mapping.
For each tool, we move step-by-step, from core aims, to key principles, to basic practice, and on to advanced applications and use. The overall aim for the series is to make the material immediately usable, in real-world practice, every step of the way.
Each page describes one idea at a time, illustrated by one sketch-graphic. Each page builds on previous ideas and practice, and in turn provides support for the next, step by step.
We've deliberately used 'sketchy' illustrations - the kind of images you'd scrawl on a whiteboard or the back of a napkin. This is to emphasise that the text too is just a sketch, an outline: please feel free to make it your own!
About the Author
Tom Graves has been an independent consultant for more than four decades, in business transformation, enterprise architecture and knowledge management. His clients in Europe, Australasia and the Americas cover a broad range of industries including small-business, banking, utilities, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, media, telecoms, research, defence and government. He has a special interest in whole-enterprise architectures for non-profit, social, government and commercial enterprises.