January 19 I was privileged to join fellow presenters Daniel Doucette, Robyn Stratton-Berkessel, Suzanne Mueller and Victoria Zelin at the OD Network, New York's Pecha Kucha event addressing Sustainability in Organizational Development.
Thanks to Headshift's Lee Bryant for counsel (via Twitter) on how to prepare for the Pecha Kucha challenge of 20 slides at 20 seconds each:
"Relax. 15-20 secs is longer than you think. It's fun!"
My topic was Open net∞WORKing Organizations: Creating Sustainable Enterprises and here are the slides:
Building on work Victoria Axelrod and I have done together, and our contributions to The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook, 7 requirements are outlined. All relate to creating organizations built on intentional, value creating networks to ensure a constant flow of innovation and adaptation to changing market and environmental conditions. To learn more see Victoria's post "Sustainable Enterprises: Innovation Intervention" and this context article.
I promised to share resources mentioned during the thought provoking table discussions following my talk:
"Why Sustainability Is Now the Key Driver of Innovation" Ram Nidumolu, C.K. Prahalad, and M.R.Rangaswami; Harvard Business Review September 2009 pp. 56-64
"Teaching Executives to See Social Capital: Results from a Field Experiment." Ronald S. Burt and Don Ronchi; Social Science Research, 2007, 36(3), pp. 1156-83
To continue the conversation please join us in the Sustainable Enterprise Network (on Ning).
To share examples of enterprises you consider are showing the way towards sustainable practices, and operating, contribute profiles to Wikisourcing Sustainable Enterprises.Thanks to ODNNY event organizers Lisa Locke, Barbara Christian and Mark Berns for an exceptional meeting of minds.
~ Jenny Ambrozek