This can be an introduction to a change management workshop. The key is to let people discuss the issue without coming to a conclusion.
To discuss the characteristics of an effective and of an ineffective organization
To identify the struggle with avoiding the characteristics of an ineffective organization
- marker pens
BeforePre-Work Required: reflect on the group and their type of organization
Apply the Focused Conversation (O.R.I.D.)
- What is the name of one company or organization that comes to mind?
- What are some effective organizations in your industry that you are reminded of?
- What are the characteristics of an effective organization?
- What are the names of organizations you would consider ineffective?
- What are the characteristics of an ineffective organization?
- What can you do to avoid the characteristics of an ineffective organization?
List characteristics on flipchart.
Follow-Up Required: none
Usual or Expected Outcomes: reflection on effective organizations
Managers can plan by setting goals and steering the organization toward those goals.
A second approach to planning is to not set goals but to determine conditions that the organization should avoid and plan to avoid those conditions.
Potential pitfalls: People try to fix the organization.
Source: Jon Jenkins
Derived from: The Focused Conversation Method of the Institute of Cultural Affairs