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 Introduction to the Biomatrix Organisation Transformation Programme

2014-05-23 12:00

Workshop outline

Dr Elisabeth Dostal will hold a one day workshop on the Biomatrix Organisation Transformation Programme on 17 June, 2014 in collaboration with USB Executive Development (USB-ED) at the USB campus in Bellville, Cape Town.

During the workshop, Dr. Dostal will explain the structure and functioning of a systemic learning organisation that is wired for ongoing change, as well as the methodology for transforming an organisation. This approach to organisational transformation is derived from Biomatrix Systems Theory. In terms of this theory an organisation’s transformation involves entity system redesign.

Why a systemic approach?
More than 60% of organisational change interventions fail. Why? Besides obvious mistakes such as unnecessary, wrong and uncoordinated change interventions and poor change management, traditional management approaches are insufficient to deal with systemic problems. These systemic problems are co-produced by different actors. To dissolve them is a collective effort that requires a function-specific cooperation of a variety of stakeholders for finding and implementing transformative solutions based on the redesign of the shared system.

Another source of systemic problems is optimisation at the wrong level. For example, by optimising some functions in an organisation (i.e. optimising parts) other parts as well as the organisation as a whole get sub-optimised. This too requires a collective and multi-functional approach to resolve.

What will this workshop bring you?
During the workshop, you will learn the theoretical principles and practical methodology to:
  • identify and (dis)solve systemic problems in an organisation
  • create an ideal organisational design
  • manage change so that stakeholders are aligned and the change is sustainable.
You will also learn how to introduce the Biomatrix Organisation Transformation Programme to your organisation in order to transform it into a systemic learning matrix by using an education-driven approach to change management.

Who should attend?
The workshop is designed for all Human Resources (HR), Organisational Development (OD) and Change Management roles. It is also applicable to executives who are concerned with developing their organisation and its members to deal with a rapidly changing environment and who face persistent challenges in terms of their function, organisation and stakeholders.

About Dr Elisabeth Dostal
Dr Elisabeth Dostal is a leading systems thinker who co-developed Biomatrix Systems Theory. She applies the theory to the development and transformation of social systems in both theory (through research and publications and teaching in MBA and post-graduate HR and OD programmes) and praxis (as management consultant and facilitator of action learning projects in public and private sector organisations).

More recently she developed the Biomatrix Organisation and Societal Transformation Programmes. These are blended action learning programmes that use e-learning to transmit the theoretical knowledge and apply it to the creation of implementable system (re)designs by means of facilitated team learning. She also developed the BiomatrixJam, an on-line tool for facilitating widespread stakeholder participation in problem analysis, brainstorming of solutions and design iterations.

17 June

R3900 each (excluding VAT)
Should you attend both workshops (Introduction to the Biomatrix Organisation Transformation Programme workshop AND the Introduction to the Biomatrix Societal Transformation Programme workshop), the fees are R7450 (excluding VAT) to attend both.

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