February 26, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Breakthrough! Achieving Transformational Change in the Workplace
How do you change the way an entire company thinks and works? What do you do when procedures, policies, corporate goals, and organizational charts just aren't enough? How do you change the 'soul' of a company? Is it primarily a matter of emotional commitment, a dispassionate analytical process of creating the right strategies, motivations and 'conditions for change,' or some of both? Join us for an enjoyable, informative, and engaged discussion of creating change in the workplace.
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm : Networking
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Please join the GSB Consulting Roundtable as Dennis Aust, Managing Director of CharterMast Partners, moderates a discussion on 'Creating Truly Significant Change in the Way People Work'. Our focus will be two recent articles, representing complementary perspectives on the topic. One viewpoint is represented by 'The Psychology of Change Management,' a McKinsey article providing a logical, systematic approach to change management (available online). 'Fire in the Corporate Belly' represents a different approach, less analytical and more emotional. Both articles contain case studies describing company transformations. Which of these approaches works best? Are they really that different? The session will be totally interactive, similar to a business school case discussion. You should prepare by reading both articles. Come share your perspectives on the following questions:
Dennis Aust is Founder and Managing Director of CharterMast Partners, and publisher of The Virtual Strategist, an online business strategy journal. He has chaired the GSB Consulting Roundtable since 1999. CharterMast Partners LLC helps directors and senior executives implement effective value management programs. Their insights are based on communicating a thorough understanding of how the market views a firm?s fundamental economic performance. Through their affiliation with Callard Research LLC, a top-ranked investment research firm, they are able to provide recommendations based on over three decades of empirical research. Typical projects include strategic planning, incentive compensation, merger & acquisition support, and investor relations & communications. Dennis's prior experience includes general management, consulting, teaching, and staff positions at FMC Corporation, Purdue University, Callard, Madden & Associates, Inc, and Computer Sciences Corporation. He holds an undergraduate degree in business and an MBA in management science from the University of Chicago.