Thursday 10 Sep 2020
⏰ MELBOURNE TIME
9.00 – 11.00 am
⏰ LOCAL START TIME
Dr Jim Krantz
James Krantz is an organizational consultant and researcher, USA
James Krantz is an organizational consultant and researcher from New York City, whose principal interests are in the impact of emerging trends on the exercise of leadership and authority; the social and technical dimensions of new forms of work organization; and the unconscious background to work and organizational life. He is the Managing Principal of Worklab, a consulting firm in New York City that focuses on strategy implementation, leadership development, and helping organizations confront the need for change.
The Century of the System: Complexity and Interconnectedness in our Social, Organizational and Community Lives.
This presentation discusses how systems thinking provides a lens that is essential for understanding today’s challenges.
Our highly complex, globalized, information-intensive world is comprised of interdependent and inter-locking systems rather than free-standing organizations. Only through understanding how these systems operate will we be able to identify and address root causes.
By recognizing the importance of systems thinking and systemic responses, leaders and their teams can craft more effective, collaborative approaches to the complex situations they face. Topics will include:
- What is a system, how do they work and why systems thinking has become so critical?
- Where systems thinking comes from and how it connects with other ways of thinking and other approaches to problem-solving.
- Leadership, as understood from a systemic perspective.
- The psychological background to groups and organizations in contemporary organizations.
- Reframing today’s organizational challenges in systems terms.
Welcome by Prof Long
Small group discussions
Discussion forum with the presenter, moderated by Prof John Newton