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Conversations that Matter on Organizational Democracy: Jan. 11
January 11, 2011 - December 16, 2011
Wally Hauck will host our next “Conversations That Matter” on January 11, 2012 from 7 PM -930 PM EST
The focus of the conversation will be:”Organizational Democracy: How can we apply the principles that made the USA great (Declaration of Independence and the Constitution) in organizations?”
Registration is free for KCC members, $10 for non-members. Participation is limited to 12 participants.
Register by contacting Ron Nelson. For more info about the topic contact Wally (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Some hierarchical organizations are collapsing around us. Greeks are protesting. Libya hunted down a killed Gaddafi. Egyptians threw out Mubarak. The Post Office is losing money and is reorganizing to reduce services to reduce costs. Nearly every state and municipality is financially challenged and some have even declared bankruptcy. Even our beloved USA is severely stretched financially with $15 trillion of debt and growing.
Why is this happening? One could make the case that faltering of the global economy is the major cause. I submit it is deeper than that. Our command and control leadership model is failing us and we are witnessing the symptoms of the past 150 years of its implementation.
Organizations need to be more like social networks. This will require people to follow basic principles while being given optimum freedom of choice. Organizational Democracy will take many of the same characteristics of a social network. Optimum freedom of choice within a context of specific principles will begin to define an Organizational Democracy.
The focus is on how Organizational Democracy must replace command and control leadership in order to reverse the serious problems we are facing in our economy. This discussion will explore these ideas and refine what it means to have an Organizational Democracy in your organization.