The Deliberately Developmental Organization

Does your company or organization make you a better person?  What if we saw work as an essential context for personal growth? And what if employees’ continuous development were assumed to be the critical ingredient for a company’s success?  These are questions raised by Robert Kegan, Lisa Lahey, Andy Fleming and Matthew Miller in a recent Harvard Business Review article, “Making Business Personal.”

Join us to learn more about “deliberately developmental organizations” and the research results Kegan has produced through his work in the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  We’ll do some experiential work around what it means to be deliberately developmental and what it would take to shift our workplace focus to continuous learning.

Maggie Shreve is the current treasurer and immediate past president of the OD Network of Chicago.  She is currently a process improvement consultant at Rush University Medical Center.  She learned about DDOs at the 2013 national OD Network conference where Robert Kegan was a keynote speaker.