2012 Conference “At the Edge of Design”
Plenary speakers include:
Christopher G. Worley
Center for Effective Organizations
Marshall School of Business University of Southern California
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Worley ’12 presentation (powerpoint)
Chris Worley is a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations at USC’s Marshall School of Business. He also serves as a professor of management at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. He is a recognized leader in the field of strategic change, organization development, and organization design. Prior to coming to CEO, he served as Director of the Master of Science in Organization (MSOD) program at Pepperdine University. He was awarded the Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellowship in 1997. Dr. Worley has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Pepperdine University, the University of San Diego, University of Southern California, and Colorado State University.
Dr. Worley is co-author of Management Reset and Built to Change as well as Integrated Strategic Change: How OD Builds Competitive Advantage in Addison-Wesley’s OD Series. He is also co-author of Organization Development and Change, the leading textbook on organization development. His articles have appeared in The Sloan Management Review, Organizational Dynamics, the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, and the Journal of Organization Behavior among others. He has contributed numerous chapters in edited volumes and made presentations to scholarly societies such as the Academy of Management, HRPS, and the Conference Boards of the U.S. and Canada. He also served as Chair of the Academy of Management’s Organization Development and Change Division.
Dr. Worley consults with organizations on strategy formulation and implementation, organization design, and large scale organization change. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies in technology, chemicals, natural resources, and financial services as well as leading organizations in health care and the public sector. His consulting activities are complemented by more than 15 years of management experience in academic, for-profit, and government organizations.
Dr. Worley received his Ph.D. in strategic management from the University of Southern California, an M.S. in organization development from Pepperdine University, an M.S. from Colorado State University, and a B.S. from Westminster College. He is a member of the Strategic Management Society, the Academy of Management, NTL, and the Organization Development Network.
Shoshanna Zuboff: Author of “The Support Economy: Why Corporations Are Failing Individuals and the Next Episode of Capitalism” and former Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. Dr. Zuboff will talk about the rise of a new type of capitalism that is being fueled by individual, rather than mass, consumption. How do we design organizations to align with the needs of today’s society? How do we help ignite a new wave of wealth creation for the twenty-first century?
One of the first tenured women at the Harvard Business School and the youngest woman to receive an endowed chair, she earned her Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University and her B.A. in philosophy from the University of Chicago. She has been a featured columnist for BusinessWeek.com and for Fast Company Magazine.
Professor Zuboff’s most recent article is Creating Value in the Age of Distributed Capitalism (McKinsey Quarterly, September 2010), derived from her work over the last decade with new enterprises geared to the emerging challenges of individualized distributed commerce. Long before the economic crisis of 2007-2008, this far-reaching multi-disciplinary effort integrated history, sociology, management, and economics to explain how today’s business models have reached the limits of their adaptive range. The Support Economy anticipated many of the dynamics at the heart of the financial meltdown as it chronicled the institutionalization of zero-sum adversarial conflicts between consumers and businesses and has been praised and translated around the world. Many now credit it as providing a prescient and comprehensive analysis of the underlying dynamics responsible for the worldwide economic crisis.
In 2006, strategy+business named Professor Zuboff among the eleven most original business thinkers in the world. She was featured in 2004 as a “Creative Mind” in strategy+business, described as “a maverick management guru…one of the sharpest most unorthodox thinkers today. Click here for additional information.
Daniel is co-founder and co-CEO of Rypple, where he drives marketing, engineering and product development initiatives. Before Rypple, Daniel co-founded Workbrain, a workforce management software company that listed Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, Citigroup, and British Airways amongst its more than 250 global clients. Daniel led Workbrain’s sale to Infor for $227m in 2007. Daniel is a regular contributor to Fortune.com and the Huffington Post, and has been widely quoted in the Financial Times, the Economist and Bloomberg Businessweek. He holds a JD/MBA from the University of Toronto and an LLM in Law, Science and Technology from Stanford University. He lives in Toronto with his wife and children.
Daniel will discuss how social media, new demographics, and the need for more immediate feedback are changing the workplace.