Organizational Performance Group Leading Organizations

“This workshop is unlike any others because of the size, variety, and facilitator’s depth of knowledge. The energy in the room was phenomenal and it was a great opportunity to network and reflect on changes and improvements to be made.”

This workshop is a discussion among peers in which you will establish the norms and guiding principles of your institution as if they were forming for the first time – what structures, processes, policies, and conceptions would make your new model possible? What stops you or your organization from changing the existing structures and norms?

This workshop explores the underlying assumptions about what motivates people, what constitutes success, what’s immutable, and what is acceptable behavior in designing an organization.

We will address the following questions:

  • What rules would you make?
  • How would you structure relationships?
  • How would you recruit people?



In our Designing Organizations from Scratch workshop, you will:

  • Learn the evolution of organizational structure from hunter-gather society to Deming’s Theory Z
  • Discuss the different types of norms within your organization – implicit, explicit, pivotal, peripheral – and how they affect your day-to-day operations
  • Develop up to ten guiding principles for your organization and the structures, policies, and processes that follow those principles

AUDIENCE: All levels
LENGTH: 1 day
CLASS SIZE: Up to 25 participants