Are you agile? “Agility” describes the difficult-to-achieve state where employees can confidently realize objectives and goals amid rapidly changing circumstances.
Throughout the academic year, SPS convenes experts from industry, academia, and the public sector to discuss “Agility 2.0: Digital Technology, Data, People, and Relationships,” a five-part series that addresses how organizations can leverage their expertise alongside evolving tools and unforeseen events to successfully navigate our increasingly complex world.
On November 17, Arthur Langer, Professor of Professional Practice and Director of the Technology Management program, will kick off the series with “Digital Transformation and the Future of Work." Human capital leaders and corporate executives are struggling to wield the full potential of digital technologies to help attract and retain skilled talent, rethink different types of employment relationships, and create diverse workplaces. This workshop discusses how companies can build digital platforms for global workforces to tap into multiple sources of qualified and underutilized workers.
The series continues in January with "Leadership and Learning Agility: Missions for Climate, Childhood, and Social Change," featuring faculty and guest speakers from the Information and Knowledge Strategy program. The Human Capital Management program asks "Is an Agile Culture Even Possible?" in March, and faculty and guest speakers from Negotiation and Conflict Resolution will host "Transforming Professional Relationships" in May. In June, these four programs will come together for an interdisciplinary panel, "Focusing with Multiple Lenses," to discuss the systemic nature of the demands of today’s workplace and how they impact structures, processes, platforms, and people.
Participants will be asked to share their questions and takeaways from the discussions using the hashtag: #areyouagile. Learn more and RSVP for the upcoming events in the Agility 2.0 series.