Title: Responsive Change
Presenter: Mike Arauz
While the world around us has changed immensely over the past 50 years, the way we do change management has hardly evolved. At August, we've been testing a new, more effective way to do change management that makes it easier to continuously sense and respond to challenges and opportunities as they arise. This new approach is called Responsive Change. This new model approaches change management as a continuous process. Responsive change is based on four key principles: 1) make it easy to try new things; 2) make it easy to access and share information; 3) make it easy to learn what’s working and what isn’t, and adjust as needed; and 4) make it easy for people to contribute, regardless of who they are or where they sit in the organization. August has used this model to transform how some of the biggest organizations in the world do change management. In this presentation we will share what we’ve learned, and share specific practices that attendees can use to begin to change the way they do change, today!
Skill Level: Intermediate (3-5 Years of Change Management Experience)
Track: Trends & Innovation
Mike Arauz is a Co-Founder of August Public Inc., a leading organization transformation firm with offices in NYC, London, Toronto, and San Francisco. Mike’s pioneering approach to building high-performing teams and organizations has made him a sought-after advisor to senior executives at global nonprofits, NYC Government, and Fortune 100 companies. Previously, Mike was a Partner at Undercurrent, where he worked with leaders of global companies to transform how their organizations work and thrive in the 21st century, including GE, Pearson, and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Before joining Undercurrent, Mike worked at the digital agency Deep Focus and at Pompei A.D., the design firm behind the vanguard retailers Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters.
- Participants have new insight into how change management has changed in recent years
- Participants understand how a new, more agile approach has been adopted inside large corporations, non-profits, and government organizations
- Participants learn specific tools and practices that can quickly make their own change management more responsive