Topic: DOING OD WITH ENGINEERS AND OTHER TECHNICAL TYPES
Facilitator: Michael F. Broom, Ph.D.
Michael F. Broom, Ph.D., is an organizational psychologist with over thirty (30) years of experience studying and consulting with organizations toward productivity improvement. This has included working with for profit, not for profit, government agencies, and educational institutions. He was senior faculty of the Johns Hopkins University‘s Fellows in the Management of Change. He has served on the board of directors of the NTL Institute in Applied Behavioral Science. He is the founder of the Center for Human Systems which is dedicated to supporting the skills of managing change in human systems. The Center currently has programs for organizational change practitioners in Columbia, Maryland and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He is author of The Infinite Organization published in August, 2002 by Davies-Black Publishing and co-author with Dr. Donald Klein of Power, the Infinite Game published by Sea Otter Press, 1999.
Program Description: Engineers and other technical types often think of OD disparagingly as “touchy feely” and hesitate to work with us. However, organization development’s powerful effectiveness is based in the same systems perspective used in our incredible mechanical and electronic technology. Understanding the similarities and differences between technically engineered systems like your automobile and human systems like teams and organization can help us deal with the reluctance that technical types can have when organization development is offered to them. Effective organization development practitioners are really human systems engineers!
In this workshop we will explore those similarities and differences to reinforce our ability to leverage and manage change in human systems even with engineers and other technical types.
1. To understand the ways human systems are no different than technical systems
2. To understand the ways human systems are very different than technical systems
3. To understand a path to mastery of human systems
- 6:00 - 6:30 | Networking
- 6:30 - 8:00 | Program
Johns Hopkins University -- Columbia Center, Room 214
6740 Alexander Bell Drive
Columbia, MD 21046