IAF Methods

Effective Organization Conversation

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This can be an introduction to a change management workshop. The key is to let people discuss the issue without coming to a conclusion.

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Goal

To discuss the characteristics of an effective and of an ineffective organization

To identify the struggle with avoiding the characteristics of an ineffective organization

Attachments

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Materials

  • Flipcharts
  • marker pens

Instructions

Before

Pre-Work Required: reflect on the group and their type of organization

During

Apply the Focused Conversation (O.R.I.D.)

  1. What is the name of one company or organization that comes to mind?
  2. What are some effective organizations in your industry that you are reminded of?
  3. What are the characteristics of an effective organization?
  4. What are the names of organizations you would consider ineffective?
  5. What are the characteristics of an ineffective organization?
  6. What can you do to avoid the characteristics of an ineffective organization?

List characteristics on flipchart.

After

Follow-Up Required: none

Usual or Expected Outcomes: reflection on effective organizations

Conclusions:

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.

Background

Source: Jon Jenkins

Derived from: The Focused Conversation Method of the Institute of Cultural Affairs

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