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Redesigning Organizations Systems of Organizing, Managing and Leading: The Indispensable Role of Honest Conversations

  • 04 Mar 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 PM (EST)
  • Zoom Webinar
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Redesigning Organizations Systems of Organizing, Managing and Leading: The Indispensable Role of Honest Conversations

Thursday, March  4th, 2021 at 9:00 am Eastern Time

The ever-accelerating pace of change in the competitive environment such as markets, technology and social norms requires rapid redesign of organization’s system of organizing, managing and leading. Yet, most transformations are too slow or fail to produce an effective organizations capable of executing their strategy and values. These failures are manifest in all institutions – corporations, not-for profits, government and NGO’s – and cut across multiple transformational problems such moving to matrix, becoming more agile, integrating acquisitions, introducing new technology such as AI, meeting ESG goals and becoming less bureaucratic and more human centric. Four decade of action research have revealed that organizational silence prevents top management from learning about six core undiscussable barriers to their transformational agenda. The Strategic Fitness Process was developed to overcome the barriers and has been applied in over 800 organizations around the globe. The results of this process and its implication for how leaders, academics and consultants must think and act with regard to organizational redesign challenges will be discussed. 

Learning Objectives:

To inform senior managers, scholars with a practical orientation and consultants about why and how they might approach organizational redesign in a radically different, counterintuitive and counter-conventional manner. An overview of the Strategic Fitness Process and its underlying theory and principles will be discussed. So will the requite conditions for its successful application.

Speaker Intro:

Michael BeerCahners-Rabb Professor Emeritus, Harvard Business School

Author: Fit to Compete: Why Honest Conversations About Your Company’s Capabilities are the Key to a Winning Strategy.

Reading Material 

Fit to Compete: Excerpt from the book

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