NIODA Symposium 2019
Building Healthy and Ethical Organisational Culture

For those who wish to understand, study and explore the conditions that build, promote and sustain healthy and ethical organisational cultures.

Friday 13th September 2019

Thursday 12th optional pre-symposium dinner

Building Healthy and Ethical Organisational Culture

This symposium is for those who wish to understand, study and explore the systemic conditions that build, promote and sustain healthy and ethical organisational cultures. In so doing, the symposium also hopes to address the socioanalytic or system psychodynamic bases of corrupt and unethical practices; indicators of problematic practices; the emergence of whistleblowing and the factors that guard against corruption of organisational purpose and task in order to promote a healthy and ethical organisational culture.

As we have recently been discovering, many of our primary institutions of business, banking, religion, health services and the media have succumbed to profit-and-power-first cultural dynamics amidst a kind of selective blindness about what is occurring by those in senior roles. Hence, the increasing number of situations where whistle-blowers emerge and the growing number of Royal Commissions that are established to investigate corrupt practices. We are mindful of the cover-ups and denials that are acted out, and the shame that is experienced by organisation members – often those with little power but who are caught firmly in the culture of the organisation and whose roles are coloured by it.

But not all organisations within these broad institutions are subject to such dynamics. For many, prosperity lies in designing and trading excellent products and services. It lies in providing jobs for a satisfied workforce and customers. It lies in providing outcomes for the community such as products, utilities, good governance, health and education. Such organisations are able to go about their primary business and tasks without the slide into bad practices.

So, what are the conditions that build, promote and sustain healthy and ethical organisational cultures? The symposium will provide a space for examining this question.

Call for Papers

The organising committee invites papers and discussion in areas such as:

  • What constitutes a healthy organisational culture?
  • What constitutes an ethical organisational culture?
  • What are the practices and governance that build and sustain a healthy and ethical organisational culture? What are the dynamics involved?
  • How do unhealthy or unethical practices emerge? What are the systemic psychodynamic factors involved?
  • What leads to whistleblowing and how can organisations respond?
  • Can organisations become too greedy?
  • How can we prevent the slide into corrupt or perverse cultures?
  • How might the corruption of power impact organisational culture?
  • How to move from selective blindness to informed action.

Closing date for abstracts is 30 May 2019.

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Building Healthy and Ethical Organisational Culture

13 September 2019, 9am – 4:30pm from $280 in Parkville, Melbourne, Australia.  Don’t miss out!

When & Where

Building Healthy and Ethical Organisation Culture Symposium

DATE:

Friday 13th September 2019

Optional dinner Thursday 13th 

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9am – 4:30 pm

 

LOCATION:

St Hilda’s College

19-25 College Crescent, Parkville, Melbourne Australia

About NIODA

The National Institute of Organisation Dynamics Australia (NIODA) offers internationally renowned post-graduate education and research, and decades of experience consulting with Australian organisations. In 2018, their annual Symposium will explore the dynamics of interoperability and work within the emergency and trauma sectors.

The study of organisation dynamics brings together socio-technical and psychoanalytic disciplines to explore the unconscious dynamics that exist in every group, team or organisation. Learning more about these theories, and reflecting on the experience of them, can support leaders and managers to unlock great potential in their organisations, tackling issues through a whole new light.

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info@nioda.org.au

Get In Touch

PO box 287, Collins Street West  Melbourne  8007  Australia
+61 414 529 867
info@nioda.org.au

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