ore or less permanent desire for change. So, what clues are there about making organizational change more successful? I speculate that there are five shifts away from the traditional approaches to change which are shown in the table presented here. The right column shows some of the essential features of the solution-focused approach (as I see it, of course). Without saying that the conventional approaches should be abondonned altogether, I predict that a shift along all these five dimensions in the direction of the solution-focused end, in most cases will increase the likelyhood of success.