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December 8, 2016 Member Call

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December 2016 Member Call: Monica Worline – Resourcing Change and Adaptive Culture Resourcing-Change-Adaptive-Culture2-Worline2.pdf Organizational structures that are designed to do the normal work of organizations can be redirected in the course of responding to human pain. Redirecting these structures to a new purpose can create a type of collective capability around emotion-based organizing that arises from human compassion in response to pain.Three key questions for resourcing: 1.What can we do with this? 2.How can we connect things to generate new potential? 3.Are there practices we can borrow and adapt? December 8, 2016 11:03 am
LILA member call 12-2016: Monica Worline Note-from-2016-12-LILA-Member-Call-Monica-Worline-Notes.pdf Monica Worline, affiliate faculty at the center for positive organizations at the Ross School of Business of University of Michigan and research scientist at Stanford University Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. Monica’s research looks at how to enliven work and workplaces through courageous thinking, compassionate leadership, and cultures that bring our best to life. Her research addresses challenges you have identified pertaining to how to create the a positive culture at work such as What are the elements of an adaptive culture that drive engagement, motivation resulting in a sense of purpose? What cultural nudges can be put into place by the Chief Learning Officer group to shift the organization towards an intentional succession and talent development mindset? How do you organize for nimbleness in order to respond to market shifts? Monica will now share her thoughts on resources for change. December 12, 2016 6:07 pm

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  1. Marga Biller

    What do the members in your organization actively do to pick up weak cues signaling threat and/or opportunity?

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    During the December 2018 LILA member call, Professor Claus Rerup provided some insights into these questions. His research focuses on what he identifies as attentional triangulation – how a group of people (e.g., teams and organizations) avoid missing cues about threat or opportunity. Paying attention to the right kinds of cues is likely a mechanism toward achieving this year’s theme of collective mindfulness. When teams and organizations do not act in collectively mindful ways and are on autopilot, it is likely at least in part through lack of attentional triangulation.
  2. Marga Biller

    December 8 Member Call featuring Monica Worline

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    Monica’s scholarship is animated by one of the classic puzzles of organizing: as humans, we hold tremendous potential for capable action, but we are easily swayed into inaction by hierarchy, social norms, conformity, and other regularities of group life. Monica uses her writing, research, and teaching to ask how organizations can enliven the people who work in them, especially in the face of adversity. Monica will share her thinking about creating positive organizational cultures specifically through four frames roles, network ties, routines and values.
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