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2019 Sponsor Meeting Presentations

Downloadable PowerPoint Presentations in PDF format from the 2019 Sponsor Meeting at the Portofino Hotel in Los Angeles.

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How Incubators Enable Business Model Change and New Ways of Working at Humana

In this webinar, Jeanna Kozak will describe the approach that has been taken by Humana, Inc, which is using an incubator to achieve fundamental change in its business model with a goal to: Co-create simple, personalized, and connected experiences so that providers and patients may engage and easily manage health holistically.

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Designing Organizations for the Digital World

In this webinar, Stu Winby, President, Spring Networks, will join CEO Research Scientists Sue Mohrman and Chris Worley to discuss and give examples of the fundamentally changed organization designs that are emerging.

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Organization Design Capabilities: What Organizations Need to be Agile in Today’s Increasingly Turbulent World

During this webinar, Sue Mohrman and Chris Worley provide an overview of organization design, describe its importance, and make the business case for an internal design capability.

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Building Management Processes to Support Agility

Christopher G. Worley (CEO), Thomas Williams (PwC Strategy LLP), Edward E. Lawler III (CEO) explain how agile organizations continuously adjust to changing circumstances by, for example, launching new products or eliminating old ones, entering new markets or exiting underperforming ones, or building new capabilities. This requires management processes that can support adaptability over time.

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Weaving Change Capability into the Fabric of the Organization

Organizations are in the midst of fundamental shifts in how they are managed and designed. They are being forced to compete in an environment full of moving pieces, activist stakeholders, and volatile marketplaces. Chris Worley, Sue Mohrman, and special guest Becky Spears (Oracle) discuss these issues.

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How HR Supports Organization Agility, 2/29/2016

In this webinar, Chris Worley and Sue Mohrman, Senior Research Scientists and Directors of CEO’s Organization Design Program, describe the foundations of agility – how the full systems design using the Star Model compliments today’s VUCA world.

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Built to Change

Built to Change

DVD featuring Edward Lawler and Christopher Worley. Based on the book Built to Change. Lawler and Worley highlight the major themes in their book with practical examples.

Changing Tires on a Moving Car: Management Processes that Support Agility

The term “agility” gets tossed around a lot these days. Strategists tout the virtues of strategic agility, fast strategy, and resilience.

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Agility’s Dirty Little Secret

Christopher G. Worley (CEO), Thomas Williams (PwC Strategy), and Edward E. Lawler III (CEO)
The Agility Pyramid describes how the four agility routines and management processes work together to keep an organization’s capabilities effective and refreshed.

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Organization Agility and Talent Management

This article by Edward E. Lawler III (CEO) and Christopher G. Worley (CEO) uses case studies on Netflix and oDesk to show that organizations can create an agile workforce by adopting a set of talent management practices that encourage employees to learn and develop, and by reducing the transaction costs associated with changing the skill sets in their workforce.

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