2007
USC researcher, author to address why organizations must be "built to change"

USC researcher, author to address why organizations must be "built to change"
August 23, 2007

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

The Contemporary Trends in Change Management Lecture Series will present “Built to Change: How to Achieve Sustained Organizational Effectiveness” by Christopher G. Worley, Ph.D. from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 13 in the Tellabs Lecture Hall, Birck Hall Room 112. The lecture series is sponsored by the Department of Management and Organizational Behavior and the Doctor of Philosophy in Organization Development program. Worley will discuss how organizations can be “built to change” so they can succeed in an evolving global economy. He argues that instead of remaining static and risk little in order to protect the status quo, organizations must reward experimentation, acquire knowledge and skill in new technologies, and commit to continuously improving performance. Worley holds a joint appointment as a research scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and as an associate professor at Pepperdine University. He has also taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Southern California and Colorado State University. The focus of Worley’s consulting efforts has been on strategy formulation and implementation, organization design, and the longitudinal evaluation of strategic change. His consulting activities are complemented by more than 15 years of management experience in academic, for-profit and government organizations. The Contemporary Trends in Change Management Lecture Series brings top national academicians and consultants to Benedictine University to address state-of-the-art issues in organizational behavior and development. The lecture series is open to the public, but seating is limited. Registration is required. The cost is $450. For more information on the lecture, call (630) 829-6208.

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