Thursday, March 7

1:50 pm - 2:20 pm

Real-time costs and their unexpected effects on businesses have converted the best change plans into “Zombie change” efforts, or worse, a “Frankenstein” change project.

Complexity and “wicked problems” that inevitably emerge during change can be overwhelming, demotivating and frustrating, especially since 70 percent of change efforts fail, authors and thought leaders say.

Unfortunately, there’s no master change management policy or standard operating procedure that can move fast enough in today’s interconnected and interdependent workplace. Adaptive action and the complexity science-based tools offer increased effectiveness by outperforming traditional change efforts.

For many forward-thinking leaders, complexity and “wicked problems” have begun to shift from a problem to the desired potential.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The dynamics of complex systems change
  • A new lexicon for the three types of change
  • A new set of tools required to facilitate or manage a change initiative effectively
  • How to see and influence patterns in complex change efforts

Dr. Deat LaCour, Ph.D.

Appointed Professor, American University and Dean of Complex Change Management Lab, NTL Institute of Applied Behavioral Science

About Dr. Deat LaCour, Ph.D.

Dr. Deat LaCour is a Consulting Industrial /Organizational Psychologist. Industrial and organizational psychologists study and assess individual, group and organizational dynamics in the workplace. Professor LaCour applies research to identify solutions to problems that improve the well-being and performance of organizations and their employees. As a Scientist-Practitioner he has worked to help Fortune 100 and 500 clients solving legacy performance problem and change challenges. Deat has been a speaker for ASTD (American Society of Training and Development and as an invited speaker at SIOP (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology).  He has shared the tools for and methods for complexity thinking at Nanzan University-Center for the Study of Human Relations, Nagoya Japan. Currently, he is the founder of LLRG, LLC (Lemonds LaCour Research Group). Twice a year Dr. LaCour shares his work and experience in data science as an appointed Professor in American University’s Graduate program in Organizational Development.