2008 Roundtable Feb

...successful organizations face a paradoxical tension when they engage in substantial change.

  • Wednesday, February 13th, 2008
  • 1:30-4:30 PM
  • ISO (545 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ).

The Challenge of Organizational Change in Pursuit of Innovation

As we have seen in past Roundtables, successful organizations face a paradoxical tension when they engage in substantial change.  How do we keep our current operations successful as we reinvent ourselves?How do we continue to leverage our profitable core business while we implement transformational innovation? In effect, and only a bit facetiously, how do we stay the same until we are completely different?  This Roundtable will investigate this conundrum.

 
We will have three facilitators to lead the discussion and engage participants in sharing their experiences, good and bad, with this important challenge.  Roy Nicolosi of ISO and Tony Le Storti of IDEATECTS together will outline the key aspects of the problem and some initial process strategies.  Jack Emert of Infineum will provide a living case study, as he updates us on his company's ongoing efforts at substantial organizational change in the pursuit of innovation.

 
Directions to ISO are below.  The meeting will begin at 1:30 PM.  A luncheon will be available from 12:30 PM, courtesy of ISO, which will afford the opportunity to network with other Alliance Partners.  Dress code for the Roundtable is business casual.  Please let Sharen Glennon (sharen.glennon@stevens.edu or 201-216-5381) know the names of attendees.