Capital City Organization Development Network

Thursday, October 26, 2006

We Can Change the World

A few years ago, David Cooperrider interviewed Peter Drucker about the future of business and management. Drucker told Cooperrider, "Every pressing social and global issue of our time is a business opportunity."

How will we as OD practitioners help individuals, companies, and organizations of all kinds innovate and capitalize on these opportunities?

Earlier this week I attended one day of the Business as an Agent of World Benefit (BAWB) Global Forum in Cleveland. The forum, sponsored by the UN Global Compact, the Academy of Management, and Case Weatherhead School of Management, convened businesspeople, educators, and students to start to answer that question.

In part using the Appreciative Inquiry 4-D cycle format, participants dared to Dream and Design a future where management professors, students, and practitioners innovate together for the betterment of the world.

Which innovative opportunities will you and your organization embrace today?
- Tina



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