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2019 Annual Conference: Poster Sessions

2019 OD Network Annual Conference - Agility & Resilience: Navigating Complexity & Transformation

Poster Sessions

Building Collective Leadership in a Hierarchical Organisation - a Healthcare Case Study

Lydia Chan, Assistant Manager, Organisation Development – Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Healthcare institutions face challenges precipitated by demographic and economic changes, as well as technological advances. The present modus operandi is unsustainable, and a systemic reform of healthcare is necessary. But changes in healthcare delivery demand a transformation of healthcare paradigms — from a hierarchical, individualistic professional culture to a collaborative, inter-professional and adaptive one. How do we tackle a transformation of an institution with deeply entrenched beliefs and values? What is the role of formal leadership when we transform to an organization with a flattened hierarchy? And fundamentally, why do we believe that shared responsibility and accountability (as encapsulated in collective leadership) will help build innovation and organizational resilience? In this poster session, we will share our strategies, frameworks and tools to design collective leadership conversations to healthcare staff in Singapore, and the lessons learnt along the way.

Playing at Business

Chris Mackey, PhD/ABD, Doctoral Candidate – Ashford University

Applied gaming can have a direct impact on learning and development in an organization. By implementing games such as strategy board games or table top role playing games, employees can become engaged and develop necessary skills such as resource management, time management, procedural justice, and more.

The Agile OD Consultant: Leading Transformation While Navigating Change

Paula Rettenmaier, MS, Director, Leadership & Organization Development – American Water

In the 2019 Human Capital Trends report, Josh Bersin predicts that organizations and leaders will demand more from HR in an effort to keep pace with the changes needed to thrive in a digital workplace. Organization Development (OD) will likely lead organizational transformation efforts, while facing pressure to transform themselves. Among the 2019 future of HR trends included the transformation of learning, talent accessibility and mobility, and people analytics. This interactive poster session will explore some of the future trends within OD and human capital and provide tips and strategies for OD professionals on leading organizational transformation while simultaneously navigating significant change. This poster will also explore agility from the perspective of OD consultants and challenge participants to engage in reflection and discussion on the skillsets required to transform organizations while transforming themselves.

Feeling Good to Think Outside the Box: A Longitudinal Team-level Study

Vincent Rousseau, PhD, Full Professor – University of Montreal

Creativity in teams may be promoted in organizations in order to gain competitive advantages. Previous studies showed that positive reactions within teams may enhance the creativity of members (e.g., Grawitch et al., 2003; Tsai et al., 2012), but the mediating processes underlying that relationship remain unclear. The present study examines the relationship between positive group affective tone and team creativity by considering the mediating role of shared leadership and information elaboration. Data were collected by observation from 78 teams of undergraduate and graduate students (370 participants) participating in a project management simulation. Using a latent change score approach that captures intrateam change, results support the hypothesized mediation model (positive group affective tone; shared leadership; information elaboration; team creativity). Taken together, these findings demonstrate that a positive affective tone within teams may enhance behavioral processes among team members, which may increase team creativity.

 

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