Adaptive organization in practice: no kidding or blah blah blah!

6 EPISODES   |  LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Series Overview

While it is now crystal clear to almost everybody that a new and better organizational practice is needed, bringing true resilience to our organizations, you are currently being bombarded with a thousand theories, frameworks, models by so-called experts. What to do, then? Who to listen to? Where to start? Let's start with a simple and key truth: just like every person is unique with her identity and trajectory, so is any organization. Starting from this awareness, you will simply see how to truly understand what your org needs and how you can naturally achieve it.
In this series we'll explore how this work is done, leveraging 100 years of org design history, but not dwelling in it. Instead, we will focus on practice. What to do on day one? Who to engage, and why? What are the key choices to make? How to follow what then emerges? What are the minimum critical things to consider?
These are complex, generative questions. And in complexity there are no "experts" to listen to: there is mastery to be nurtured and developed by "surfing" in the real world of waves. That's what this series is all about.

Who should join us

  • Entrepreneurs and decision-makers facing the challenge of organizing in the current stormy times.
     
  • Those interested in the future of work/organizations and how to best bring this forward.
     
  • Internal and external consultants (Organization Development and Organization Design).
     
  • Those doing systemic change or transformation work in organizations.
     
  • Those interested in the transition from a mechanistic to an organic understanding of work.
     
  • The next generation of organization designers.

All episodes details

EPISODE 0

Let’s suit up and get wet!

This is the free premiere webinar of our series. We’ll get to know each other, better present the series, and answer all of your questions.

This is also when we collect your desires and needs, in order to tailor the series as much as possible to your practical and specific needs. We want to cut the blah blah blah and generate actionable value for you.

DATE: 30 JULY 2020
TIME: 15:00 – 16:00 CEST
FORMAT: WEBINAR
PRICE: *FREE*
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
TOTAL SEATS: 50
YOU WILL USE: ZOOM, MIRO, GOOGLE DOCS

EPISODE 1

Reading your system and setting the frame

Not only the organizational setup depends on the specific characteristics of your system, but so does also the design approach and course of action that you should choose. So how to read and understand your system in order to best work with it? We’ll see what are the key dimensions to take into account, where to look, who to consider, what to take as a constraint. Thus, we’ll generate the frame in which your organizational evolution will be best taken care of.

DATE: 6 AUGUST 2020
TIME: 16:00 – 18:00 CEST
FORMAT: WEBINAR
PRICE: €14 + VAT
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
TOTAL SEATS: 50
YOU WILL USE: ZOOM, MIRO, GOOGLE DOCS

EPISODE 2

Crafting the design compass

In the whole process of evolving your organization, from the design phase to the following continuous evolution, you’ll have to make choices. Keeping in mind that in complexity even small differences in those choices can generate hugely different outcomes, and also understanding that alignment among people in those choices strengthens or hinders the efficacy of the action that will follow, we’ll see how to craft a “compass” to continuously navigate them.

DATE: 20 AUGUST 2020
TIME: 16:00 – 18:00 CEST
FORMAT: WEBINAR
PRICE: €14 + VAT
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
TOTAL SEATS: 50
YOU WILL USE: ZOOM, MIRO, GOOGLE DOCS

EPISODE 3

Designing the key organizational dynamics

A pivotal concept of Adaptive Org Design is that of “dynamic”. Indeed, in order to tap into adaptiveness, we say “focus on dynamics much more than structures”. Let’s see what a dynamic is in this context, how it embraces and engages the depth of the human system through stories, and how to generate and refine it. Let’s also see how to choose the *key* dynamics for the whole design journey, in order to grant you all the main aspects needed to thrive in uncertainty and variability.

DATE: 27 AUGUST 2020
TIME: 16:00 – 18:00 CEST
FORMAT: WEBINAR
PRICE: €14 + VAT
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
TOTAL SEATS: 50
YOU WILL USE: ZOOM, MIRO, GOOGLE DOCS

EPISODE 4

Composing the whole system of dynamics

Old good org design teaches us that the moment you separate is the moment you have to work to integrate. The dynamics-driven adaptive approach makes no difference. We are not separating focusing on structures, but still we are dividing. Thus, it is time to integrate the dynamics in a whole organic system of value flows and feedback loops. Let’s see how to do it, and how to read what comes out of this work, that is something very far from an org-chart, much more alive and informative.

DATE: 3 SEPTEMBER 2020
TIME: 16:00 – 18:00 CEST
FORMAT: WEBINAR
PRICE: €14 + VAT
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
TOTAL SEATS: 50
YOU WILL USE: ZOOM, MIRO, GOOGLE DOCS

EPISODE 5

Ensuring both efficiency and adaptiveness

So now you have an adaptive organizational setup, uh? And you see that it’s not all about self-organization and/or collaborative decision-making. Good: you are in the real world, and set to have something that actually works. In order to make sure of it though, let’s check that the efficiency and control elements are in place. What are the structures you are foreseeing? Which titles need to exist? Which kinds of expertise? And how to develop the new competences needed to evolve it from here?

DATE: 10 SEPTEMBER 2020
TIME: 16:00 – 18:00 CEST
FORMAT: WEBINAR
PRICE: €14 + VAT
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
TOTAL SEATS: 50
YOU WILL USE: ZOOM, MIRO, GOOGLE DOCS

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