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San Diego Chapter Virtual Event - Treating an Organization as a System

  • Date:
    Apr 29, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    PT

Treating an Organization as a System

 

This event is free and open to all, including non-members.

This presentation is VIRTUAL/ONLINE only.

Date: Wednesday, April 29th 2020, 6pm – 7:30pm (Pacific Time) (1 hour presentation, approx 30 min for Q&A)

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Please Note: This presentation is purely VIRTUAL/ONLINE. An online chat questions-and-answers session will also be included.
Cost: Free.
Online Webcast Link: https://zoom.us/j/838657545
Running the Webcast: The above Zoom video link will give you the option of installing the client, or simply running it within your browser (no software install required. You may, however, have to create a Zoom account). To choose the second option, click the join from your browser text. ALSO note that Zoom has patched an earlier security issue, so no problems are anticipated.

Abstract: An organization, to some extent is a system like any other – inputs, processes, outputs and feedback loops. What makes a bit difficult to design and manage is its human nature, and its complex nature. To influence and change an organization, you need to view it from a multi-level perspective. Each level has its own dynamics, challenges, and interventions. In addition, you need to evaluate the severity of its problems and/or opportunities to pursue.

Oftentimes when management and consultants try to change organizations, much emphasis is put on the “cultural” elements – that is the norms, behaviors and dynamics of resistance to change. While critical to any change effort, one must also look at the other elements or systems that make organizations work, and sometimes not work. Otherwise, it would like building a car and only focusing on the tires.

Dr. Chaudron will summarize these concepts in his presentation and how to use them. He will also look forward to a lively Q&A.

Presenter: Dr. David Chaudron
Dr. Chaudron has over 30 years experience and is managing partner of Organized Change Consultancy. National and international clients include those in manufacturing, banking, finance, petrochemicals, electronics and aerospace in the United States, France, Germany, Portugal, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. He has spoken at numerous national and local conferences and been a major speaker at internationally broadcast teleconferences to over 35,000 people on organizational change, TQM and Re-engineering, systems thinking and strategic planning. He holds doctorate and masters degrees in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and is the author of numerous articles and three books.