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May 05, 2010

Building blocks for intellectually capable organizations

Many organizations describe themselves as innovative, creative and exhibiting 'best practice'. They rely heavily on the available data, information, skills, knowledge and experience of their 'knowledge workers' to survive in the post-GFC environment.
From Frederick Taylor to Tom Peters, Peter Senge and Peter Drucker; procedures, guides and models exist to describe how organizations should be structured and operate to reach a high level of capability. But are these just building stovepipes, bureaucracy and inflexibility into organizations which then lead to the sort of failures we have seen with Enron and GM?
The ability to cope with complexity and rapid change is now more important than ever and you are invited to bring along your favourite (or least favourite) management model or opinion for an interactive and engaging debate as we explore what are the most important aspects of intellectually capable organizations in the 21st century.

Facilitated by: David Williams, Convenor actKM

David has a Diploma in engineering and post graduate degrees in public sector management and project management. He is a Certified Practicing Project Director and an accredited workplace trainer and assessor. As well as being the convenor of the ACT KM forum, he is active in the IIM and AIPM.

Details:
When: 5:30 – 7:00 PM 11 May 2010
Where: Barton Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Barton ACT
Cost: $5 donation
RSVP: to Karna O'Dea 02 621 61626 Email: Karna.O'Dea@ato.gov.au
More Information: David Williams 0412 237 695 convenor@actkm.org