A hearty Happy New Year to you, and thanks for stopping in. Your timing is good, as we are just now organizing our 2018 agenda. We’ll continue to use our Coggle diagram as a guide. It’s a topic map we’ve built from prior #orgdna chats, with an infusion of complexity thinking.
For 2018, we’re drilling deeper into the details, for a more pracitical, actionable discussion .. focusing on how the real work gets done.
Let’s use our MON 1/15/18 chat, 9-10:30pm ET, to dive into Stakeholder Factors. Here’s the preliminary outline, in the form of our chat questions:
- Q1. Why call them “Actors”? Is it, perhaps, where the action takes place, moving from theory into practice?
- Q2. Focus on Key Roles: Skills, interests and task demands will vary, but what roles are always essential?
- Q3. How do Catalysts function? Is this becoming the Leaders primary role?
- Q4. Why Titles can hurt: Do they sustain calcification?
- Q5. Long-term Change is hard. Can adapting in real-time be easier?
The conversation may move beyond this outline. This just gets us started. In fact, the Coggle model we’ve created is evolving with the conversation too, as we learn more.
As a reference during the chat, I’ll insert our latest Coggle map; we’ll be discussing the upper left branch, in yellow.
For more in depth viewing, try the ORGDNA-FutureOfWork PDF .
We’d love your input on all this. Just drop us comments on this post, or to individual members tweeting at #orgdna. Better still, it may be easiest to simply join us live; details are below.
Our conversations are always lively. I hope you’ll join us.
– Chris Jones @sourcepov in Charlotte NC
ABOUT THE GROUP. Over the last 5 years, a self-selecting band of OD thinkers has been discussing the future of the organization, using hashtag #orgdna. The group continues to evolve, but the number of active contributors hovers around 20-25.
ABOUT THE TWITTER CHAT. On any given month, 5-10 of us come together on Twitter for conversation, which is open to all. For the chat itself, we recommend a tweet streaming app like TweetDeck. Just add #orgdna to your tweets, and we’ll start to exchange ideas at the appointed hour.
ABOUT THE TOPIC. Much is being said on “the future of work” and its unfolding dimensions. Don’t miss Deloitte’s recent Tom Friedman interview, hosted by Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert and their senior strategist John Hagel. Add #futureofwork to your tweets for additional cross-over engagement.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR. Chris Jones is a thinker, instigator, and explorer of edges, unpacking the forces inside organizations for over 30 years. Look for more here on the #orgdna blog, on Medium – or for his deepest dive to date, over on Amazon.