I recently had the honor of being a guest on the Business 901 podcast with Joe Dager. Joe and I discussed a variety of topics related to organization design and leading the journey to sustainable excellence. As we recorded the podcast, Joe also captured the video. This video series contains five excerpts from that interview as well as the entire interview.
Organization Design Community, Framework and Sustaining the Gains!
In this first video, we discuss the organization design community, the leadership framework for organization architects, and sustainable excellence | Watch Now
Overcoming the Inertia of Status Quo
Organizations tend to remain static unless there is a force greater than the inertia of the status quo. There are two basic types of force that can be applied to an organization. The first type is the “pushing” force from the dissatisfaction with the status quo. The second type is the “pulling” force of a vision of a better future. Not only must tension be sufficient to overcome inertia, but it also has to be maintained to keep the organization moving | Watch Now
Learning & Innovation: Combining Science & Creativity
In this segment, we cover key issues related to organizational learning and innovation. Ideally, organizational learning and innovation are complementary activities, each adding to the overall process of improvement. The ultimate purpose of learning is to inform innovation and improvement, and scientific methods can be combined with creativity to enhance both processes. Here are some additional thoughts and comments on the key points in the video | Watch Now
Personal Transformation… [Often] Required
In this podcast segment, we discuss the need for all 14 steps in the Path to Sustainable Excellence, the need for personal change, and setting the example | Watch Now
Systems Thinking: Challenges and Potential
In this video, we discuss some of the challenges associated with systems thinking along with some thoughts on the potential of Big Data. We begin this discussion with some background on the issues with education and systems thinking. Then we briefly explore the difficulty in learning when there is a delay between action and result. Finally, we touch on how big data and better organization models may provide new insights and hope for systems thinking in the future. Below is a summary of the key points | Watch Now
Business 901 Podcast Interview – ALL
Watch the entire 45-minute interview | Watch Now