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From Purpose to Process to People - April 21, 2022,

Thursday, April 21, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:15pm

IIBA Southeast Michigan

From Purpose to Process to People

Thursday, April 21,  2022

Guest Speaker: Jerry Tally 

Most organizations are awash in procedures, documentation, and job descriptions. So, the work is a vast and confusing maze of tasks, projects, and positions. And hidden somewhere in that morass is the big picture, that elusive understanding of the whole. In-between the weeds (procedures) and the clouds (mission) stand the work process. Work process bridges the gap between purpose and people. It translates the vision of the organization into products and services; it provides the context for individual work activity. Yet most companies are woefully inadequate in their understanding of how a work process is defined, and how it strategically anchors more concrete work steps. This presentation will present a model for work process that provides that missing template for robust work definition. It allows workers to be co-creators of their work world rather than mere operators. It holds executives accountable for designing the organization instead of just throwing goals and resources and policies at staff and demanding results.

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Jerry Talley, Organization Development Consultant Jerry Talley was on the faculty of Stanford University teaching in the Sociology Department for 18 years. He also received his PhD at Stanford. During this time, he also had a practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist. In the late 1970s, Jerry moved into organizational development consulting, accumulating over 450 client engagements since that time. For 16 years, he managed the South Bay Organizational Development Network, a 500-member professional development group for HR, Training, and OD practitioners.   His clients have included companies in high tech R&D, hospitality, health care, the military, manufacturing, insurance, banking and credit unions, public education, publishing, entertainment, mental health, city and county government, not-for-profits, and large consulting houses...and one organic grocery store.   Through all these experiences, the common focus was on how people think about and manage complex and troubling situations, and how they form relationships with each other (or not) in the process.   In his current practice, Jerry is supporting the next generation of OD consultants through teaching, mentoring, and support for their client engagements.
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Jerry Talley
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