Designing Authentic Connections Conference Session:
Emerging Design Landscapes: Decolonializing OD
William Zybach, Dr. Richard Thayer, & Sally Breyley Parker
Category: Emerging Operating Models
William Zybach is innovation director at Syngineering Solutions. He is a collaborator on Syngineering: Building Agility into Any Organization. He is a certified Organization Design, Holocracy and Gestalt practitioner. He was on the Organization Design Forum board, a co-founder of the African Organization Design Forum and currently is a member of the European Organization Design Forum and the International Organization Development Association. After working with Al Gore on reinventing government he worked in Washington DC during it’s transformation before leaving for South Africa in 2011 to teach design practice. Currently he is employed in the US Financial industry. He collaborates on the delivery of agile organization design training at George Washington University and through Caliber Consulting.
Sally Breyley Parker is co-founder of TimeZero Enterprises, LLC. Sally, together with a growing community of collaborators, focuses on environmental conditions — such as strategy, design, and culture — that create flourishing systems and foster transformation and enhanced performance. Her passion is social process innovations that tap the genius of natural systems to release the authentic power of the human spirit. The outcomes are inventive strategies, innovative designs, and transformed businesses grounded in a deep sense of purpose.
The Gestalt “paradoxical theory of change” is the port of departure for a journey we want to take participants on to explore new landscapes, setting sail like the Europeans in the 1500’s. However, unlike the conquistadors this workshop provides a framework that values indigenous cultures and their lands and allows us to enter as collaborators. This voyage includes a fresh and appetizing case study; a charismatic “monarch” dies leaving a fractured and suffering organization in desperate need of a new vessel designed for the changing seas.
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