In previous webinars, I’ve presented the results of my research that led to the publication of the book, “Exercising Agency.” In this webinar, we go beyond what the research said, to what it actually means. Mark Mullaly distils the essence of the findings into a concrete and practical, “So what?”
Being an agent of change is hard. On one hand, we are trying to get something done. On the other hand, we perceive many organizational, cultural and social pressures that limit choices and options. The continuum between these two points defines our range of opportunity. So how much power do we have? How much license are we allowed to take? Where does our freedom and independence start and stop, and when do we cross the line into ‘career limiting move’?
For many of us, the answer is ‘it depends’. Which raises the next question: what, exactly, does it depend on? The answer is an intriguing blend of culture, process and personality. The environment of the organization – and the autonomy, authority and independence of the individual actor – both play a role in determining how much freedom to act exists.
In this presentation, Mark Mullaly explores what it takes to navigate our organizations in order to take the actions necessary in order to succeed. Drawing on recent research into decision making, organizational change and strategy, he shares the insights necessary to assess just how much freedom exists to act – and how to exercise it. You will explore just how much power and freedom you have to act, and how to exercise this license in a way that is responsible, effective and allowed. You’ve got nothing to lose — and a surprising amount of flexibility to gain.
This webinar series is a de Jager & Co and Interthink Consulting production.
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