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Is Your Strategy Stuck in the 20th Century?: Rethinking Our Assumptions about What Makes Organizations Thrive

June 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Today, the world is a much different place than it was twenty years ago. Yet, in OD and the organizational world, we still rely on strategies that were developed in the 20th century (and a few that were developed over 2000 years ago). We need to move beyond old methods to what works in our connected, global, rapidly changing world. In this active, engaging webinar, we’ll discuss the five common assumptions about strategy, based on deeply ingrained thinking about organizations. We’ll explore new pathways towards helping organizations thrive.

Participants will leave with increased clarity about:

  • How their work is tied to the five common assumptions about strategy;
  • How disrupting some of those assumptions might benefit their work and their organizations; and
  • What alternatives exist to the five assumptions and how to integrate them into their practices.

OD Network Members: $15
Non-Members: $25

Maya Townsend helps individuals, teams, and organizations thrive in our networked world. Through her company, Partnering Resources, she uses the science underlying human relationships to make soft skills generate hard results. Her strategy, change, and network clients range from Fortune 50 to small NGOs.

Maya serves on the Editorial Review Board for OD Practitioner. Her articles are regularly published by venues such as Inc.com, CIO.Com, People + Strategy, and Nonprofit Quarterly. Co-editor of The Handbook for Strategic HR, Maya will happily tell you why you should throw out your performance reviews and why most HR departments need a total makeover.

Martha Miser focuses on disrupting organizations, so that people think differently about themselves and their relationships, leading to client organizations that are more awake, more passionate, more human and more focused – all of which adds up to better business results. Her company, Aduro Consulting, serves a broad range of both domestic and multinational companies.

Prior to starting her consulting business, Martha held leadership positions in several organizations, including Global Head of Leadership and Change for ING Bank in the Netherlands. Her newsletter, Exploring Leadership, examines the unique challenges of 21st-century leadership.


June 20, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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Organization Development Network (ODN)
odnetwork [at] odnetwork [dot] org

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