Organizations face increasingly complex challenges in re-inventing their work – from leveraging the right technology, to designing optimal organizations, to creating the right human experiences. In this age of digital design and transformation, we are often faced with paradoxical challenges, which can put people-centered outcomes at odds with technological priorities.
How do we design to enable technology that truly supports people working in new and innovative ways? How do we digitize and keep people engaged in meaningful work? How do we organize for 21st century business speed and keep pace with practical people and customer needs? At ODF’s 2019 conference, we’ll explore these critical questions facing organizations today.
Join a group of experienced, committed, and passionate practitioners near Seattle, April 16 – 18, 2019. We’re bringing thought leaders together to explore Technology in Service of People; The Art and Science of Transforming Our Work – be a part of it!
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Pat Wadors, Chief Talent Officer, ServiceNow
In this rapidly changing digital world, how can we design an organizational structure that is based on a people-first approach?
Ron Carucci, Author & Co-Founder, Navalent
In the face of AI, AR, robotics, and other accelerating technology advances, is it safe to be fully human these days inside an organization? How do we design workplaces where humans and technology both thrive with integrity?
Kellye Testy, CEO, Law School Admissions Council
Mark LaScola, Managing Principal, ON THE MARK
For former Law School Dean and LSAC CEO, Kellye Testy, modernizing its operating model quickly while genuinely engaging its staff from the start was a fundamental requirement. Leveraging OTM’S collaborative approach engaging key stakeholders, customers, its board and the entire employee population, the redesign took less than one year to complete.
facilitated by Bill Pasmore, Stu Winby, & Sue Mohrman
and consortium reps to include BASF, Google, Magellan, and Nike
The speed of development of advanced technologies has far exceeded knowledge of how to adjust our organizations and work systems to take advantage of the new capabilities. We share learnings about organization design that are emerging from a nine-company consortium participating in a longitudinal STARLab process to advance knowledge of the design and leadership of digitally enabled organizations. These companies are in the midst of fundamental organizational transformations, moving from an initiative driven transformation to a full systems shift. The session will focus on the common organization design and leadership challenges, and the socio-technical solutions they are generating.
Our peer workshops offer a wide variety of learning opportunities for those looking to stretch their design thinking, as well as for those looking to take home new tools and techniques. We feature dynamic, outside the box thinkers who will engage our conference participants in diverse conversation and experiential learning. ODF is committed to providing a conference experience that inspires, connects, enables, and supports the exciting work of organization design with our community of experienced, committed, enthusiastic practitioners looking to learn and share client needs and solutions that advance organizational capacities to more nimbly adapt and innovate.
Confirmed to date:
DAVID NOLL & DUYEN BUI, Boeing
Explore a framework for identifying and evaluating Obvious, Complicated, Complex and Chaotic environments and demonstrate adapting organizational design methods to each of those domains.
IRADA SADYKHOVA, Microsoft
This session is intended to share Microsoft’s journey towards an organizational culture that unlocks customer value, innovation, agility, and learning to match digital era demands. It is also designed to share the flexible, yet focused, change approach that pursues behavioral shifts, systemic processes and practices change, and effective storytelling.
TINA WHELSKI, IBM
IBM Blockchain strives to deliver exceptional experiences by focusing on user outcomes via the use of Enterprise Design Thinking, which is traditionally a product focused approach. When applied to large, complex enterprise situations there are different needs, challenges, and approaches to deliver successful outcomes.
KEVIN OAKES, Institute for Corporate Productivity
Leveraging data from a brand new i4cp study, learn how high-performance organizations are leveraging advanced work automation (AI, robotics, etc.) in the workplace as well as in the HR function.
SUSAN FLEETWOOD, Microsoft
This session is intended to share Microsoft’s journey transforming its commercial and consumer sales model. Grounded in its organizational culture and operating as One Microsoft, it was designed with compelling vision and strategy, clear design principles, synchronized execution, and a thoughtful change approach.
WOODMARK HOTEL & STILL SPA
1200 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98033
GALLERY WALK/POSTER SESSIONS
The afternoon of Day 2, we are shaking things up a bit in 2019. . .
We are looking for dynamic, outside the box thinkers who will engage our conference participants in diverse conversation and experiential learning. Submit a proposal to present a Poster Session in our Gallery Walk of Organization Design Projects for an high engagement practicum of knowledge sharing to:
Available Demos: Work on the go with augmented intelligence – Future Workspace environment – Team Collaboration Spaces – Next Gen Meetings – Digital desk and smart canvas – Home Hub – Cooking with Cortana – Next Gen Family Room
Thanks to our Microsoft attendees for sponsoring the tour fee!
Tour is strictly limited to 20 participants
We have reserved a charter coach to transport the group from the Woodmark Hotel
We anticipate being back to the hotel ~7:00 PM
The Microsoft Envisioning Center allows visitors to experience how our emerging technologies and current investments could transform life at home, at work and on the go, and to see first-hand our vision for the future of productivity in response to this fast changing world. The center features immersive, hands-on experience prototypes set about five years out in three environments: a future work environment, a home, and a public space. These prototypes bring four key user experiences to life:
Monday, April 15th
The Organization Design Forum devotes the day before the conference to workshops that build knowledge, skills and competence for our different types of practitioners. It is our goal to help elevate and deepen the practice of organization design by offering learning opportunities that enable or support the field.
In this session, we will explore principles, strategies, and practices of the Flourishing Living Systems platform and their practical application to organization design. Through applied biomimicry, we will delve into the emergent properties of healthy ecosystems and how to draw on these as design principles in organizations. We will examine the creative role of generative tensions in living systems and how to design to optimize the natural flow of these tensions. We will offer design strategies for creating conditions for flourishing and practical design insights based upon the adaptive cycle of ecological systems. The session will include frameworks and tools, case discussions, and opportunities for participants to think creatively about how to incorporate these concepts into their design practices.
Are you new to the field of organization design? Do you want to better understand more about its foundation and methodology? If so, this engaging, fast-paced program will build your awareness, understanding, knowledge, and ability to move forward as an emerging practitioner of organization design.
WHAT WE HEARD AFTER OUR 2018 CONFERENCE . . .
Most conferences give you information with a fire hose, this one, however, was extremely well balanced! There was a great mix of active participation, listening, networking, and time to process. As a first time attendee, I had no idea what to expect, and I will definitely attend again!
The structure of the week was exceptional – from thinkers like Chris Worley and Chris White, to companies who could model application of concepts and results like Menlo, to conference peers and our conversations about current evolution of our teams and organizations. It was a terrific week with balance of organizations and insightful individuals.
This was a great conference and a good mix of plenaries,peer workshops with excellent information and participation, field trip and a company to help solve some issues. The plenaries were terrific!
SINCERE GRATITUDE TO
OUR GENEROUS SPONSOR
ServiceNow makes work, work better for people. Our cloud-based platform and products streamline and simplify how work gets done. We deliver digital experiences that help people do their best work fast, creating great employee and customer experiences. ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW) works for you. To learn more, visit ServiceNow.com