Paul Tolchinsky

Paul Tolchinsky, PhD

Paul Tolchinsky has been consulting to major companies around the world for the past thirty years. He has extensive experience in managing and facilitating large system change efforts; new plant design and start-ups; redesigning existing manufacturing facilities, particularly where unions are involved and has led numerous study missions to Japan. Paul’s particular expertise is in the design of organizations, applying socio-technical principles and Whole-Scale™ Approaches to the process of change in organizations. He is internationally known as a pioneer in the development of Whole-Scale (Whole-System) Approaches to change.

The author of numerous articles, his work is featured in Large Group Interventions (Bunker and Alban, 1997), Fusion Leadership, Daft and Lengel (1998) and The Change Handbook: Group Methods for Shaping the Future, Holman and Devane, (1999, rv 2006). Paul is also the co-author of two books on Large Group Methods entitled: Unleashing the Magic in Organizations: The Whole-scale Approach and Unleashing the Magic: A Toolkit (2000). In recent years he has been an invited speaker and guest lecturer in Europe, Australia, India, Brazil, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Tolchinsky is listed in Who’s Who in Science and Technology and Who’s Who in the Midwest. Tolchinsky received a BA in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University (1971) and a PhD in Organization Behavior and Design from Purdue University (1978).