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Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange: Adaptive Space

Friday, Sep 13 2019 8:30AM to 11:00AM

Anna Jackson and Author Michael Arena
TechWorks Gaston 52A Ervin St Belmont, NC 28012

Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange: Adaptive Space

Friday, September 13, 2019

Location: TechWorks Gaston

52A Ervin St, Belmont, NC 28012

Parking: Free Parking all around the building

8:30 am to 9:00 am Continental breakfast and networking
9:00 am to 11:00 am Book Discussion


Free to Members and Guests of BIG: RSVP to terry@bigcouncil.com or register below.

Book: "Adaptive Space: How GM and Other Companies are Positively Disrupting Themselves and Transforming into Agile Organizations" by Michael J. Arena. Ph.D.

https://www.adaptivespace.net/

Overview:

Lack of Agility is the kiss of death. Position your company to succeed in world of change.

To edge out the competition in today’s disruptive environment, you need to ensure that your company is agile, that it can respond to change instantly and effectively. Because fast and furious change is the only thing you can count on in business today.

Network expert Michael Arena helped enable GM’s legendary turnaround. In these pages, he explains how you can transform your own company through the concept of adaptive space.

Based on hundreds of interviews and the author’s own groundbreaking study of dozens of organizations spanning a variety of industries, Adaptive Space shows how to position your company for today and for the future by enabling creativity, innovation, and novel ideas to flow freely among teams, across departments, and throughout the company.

Using GM as the main case study, along with the stories of other highly adaptive organizations, like Apple, Amazon, Disney, and Gore, Arena provides a model you can follow to reinvent your company. It’s about inspiring employees to explore new ideas, empowering the most creative people and teams to spread their ideas across the organization, and operationalizing the entrepreneurial spirit so adaptability is set in stone.

Hesitation is a killer in today’s business landscape. With Adaptive Space, you have everything you need to confront disruption with smart, confident actions and seize the valuable opportunities that come with change.

This engaging discussion will be co-facilitated by the Author, Michael Arena, and Anna Jackson, M.S. Organization Development and SBTDC Counselor.

As a reminder, you don't have to read the book to attend! Most do not, and we always have a very engaging discussion!

During this roundtable we'll:
· share our own experiences in this area in our businesses
· share best practices from our own personal experience or from industry thought leaders
· share ideas on how to improve the area within our businesses to fuel growth

Note: We are looking for people to facilitate a book discussion for 2020, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if there is a book that you’re passionate about and would like to share with the group. The meetings take place the second Friday of every month. Thanks!

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