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Can My Company, University or Organization Change?
The Big Big Question: Can My Company, University or Organization Change?
We are entering the age of organizational culture and change as the leitmotif of success. Post-financial crisis, business leaders are faced with the prospect of a new low-growth era, where new regions and market opportunities are an imperative to pursue. The historical lesson is that strong corporate cultures and values such as innovation and trust are the drivers of growth and performance, but these values are not discovered; they must be created. If complex organizations are going to innovate and deliver on their promises to customers, clients, shareholders and stakeholders, they must be able to align and coordinate across a distributed network internally and externally. Systems of control fade in importance, and culture and trust with accountability become more important. Communication and coordination move from vertical to horizontal channels, and formal organization is replaced by informal social networks. Can firms make this transition? Can cultures change? Can universities and professional schools lead this charge by their teaching, research, and example?
Hosted by: the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics
Friday, November 8, 2013
8:45 a.m.– 2:40 p.m.
Venue: The Italian Academy
Please note that all symposium attendees should arrive by 9:00 AM. The program will begin at exactly 9:15 AM.
|8:45 – 9:15 AM|
Breakfast and Registration
|9:15 – 9:35 AM|
Welcome Remarks, Introduction, and Opening Keynote
|9:35 – 10:20 AM|
|10:20– 10:35 AM|
|10:35 – 11:45 AM|
Research Presentations and Panel Discussion: Why Change is Hard
Elke Weber (Neuroscience)
Raymond Fisman (Economics)
Joseph Porac (Management)
|11:45 AM– 12:00 PM|
|12:00 – 1:15 PM|
Lunch and Keynote Presentation
|1:15 – 2:30 PM|
Industry Panel: Broader Perspectives
|2:30 – 2:40 PM|
Watch the trailer for our interactive debate entitled “Financial Innovation: A Risky Business?”
April 30, 2014
Retirement Reception for Prof. David Beim
April 22, 2014
The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil
The Small Worlds of Corporate Governance
Identifies "structural breaks" — privatization, for example, or globalization — and assesses why powerful actors across countries behave similarly or differently in terms of network properties and corporate governance.
View the Bernstein Center brochure, Ethical Challenges in Business