NAVIGATING UNCERTAINTY: CREATING A SENSE-AND-RESPOND ORGANIZATION – by Jardena London & Sally Breyley Parker
June 19, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fluid responsiveness and adaptiveness, and organizationl agility, are needed to pivot quickly in response to environmental conditions. The Sense-and-Respond model can support organizations in a VUCA World (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) and in this session we will cover ways to build this into organizations. We’ll take you through some examples of Sense-and-Respond in organizations, beyond the standard ‘product development’ responsiveness, and get into applications within management as well. We’ll explore building sensor and reading signals, responding to those signals, and cultural changes to support Sense-and-Respond. We will end with an exercise to build your own Sense-and-Respond canvas to map out ways to adapt your own organization or experiment with a fictional scenario.
Jardena London’s mission is to help organizations become healthy, productive and fun. She is out in the field consulting to the Fortune 50 on Enterprise Business Agility. Jardena’s diverse background, starting as a programmer, project manager and then launching multiple startups, has created a dynamic lens to view organizations.
Her most recent successes have been transforming a large legacy organization into a modern workplace with breakout results. Jardena served as co-founder and CEO of Rosetta Technology Group since 1997. Check out her blogtoon on workplaces that thrive at www.rosettatg.com/blogtoon.
Sally Breyley Parker is co-founder of TimeZero Enterprises, LLC, an organization strategy, design and development consultancy. Her work focuses on unleashing the life force of organizations as flourishing living systems. Flourishing organizations are innovative, productive, profitable, and healthy, because people show up whole, connected to themselves, each other, and the world. She believes that all organizations are capable of flourishing when conditions are present – and that creating those conditions is our most crucial work.
Sally brings an integrated background in organizational strategy, design, and development; complex adaptive systems / systems thinking; biomimicry; polarity thinking; architecture; and cultural anthropology to her work with organizations and their leaders. Her passion is social process innovations that 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.