On the cover of her book “A Simple Way”, Margaret Wheatley offers an invitation for others to help answer a primary question “How could we organize human endeavor if we developed a different understanding of how life organizes itself?”
In the 1980s, many of us involved in management consulting embraced the concept of Total Quality Management (TQM) as a strategy for cost-effectively improving customer value. Following on from TQM we had the opportunity to understand, and to varying degrees embrace, a cascade of new performance improvement strategies including Six Sigma, Process Reengineering, Learning Organizations, Business Process Management, Agility and Scrum, and Lean. One purpose of implementing these strategies was, as with TQM, to cost-effectively improve customer value.
Through 20 years of experience, the presenter has developed the view that all of the new management strategies, in different ways, have a similar purpose which is to improve bottom-line performance and the quality of working life by enhancing the organic capability of the organization.
The workshop will cover the characteristics of an organic organization, why these characteristics help enhance both organizational performance and the quality of working life, and how to develop an organic organization.
6:00 - Networking
6:20 - Introductions
6:30 - Presentation
7:30 - Networking
8:00 - Close
This is our first event at USF, at their new downtown campus:
The elevator will be closed at 6:30 - please arrive before then so you can get upstairs easily.
Bob McQueen, the President of OLC, along with OLC Associate Stellie Kim, will facilitate the Organic Organizations Workshop. The Organizational Learning Center (OLC), based in San Jose, has for 20 years provided “hands on” consulting services to help organizations improve bottom-line performance and the quality of working life.