Adaptive space

Leveraging networks to drive agility

In this episode, we discuss how you can leverage social networks and teams within the organization to adapt to external disruption.

Adaptive space: Leveraging networks to drive agility

Why are some organizations able to respond and adapt to disruption while others aren’t? How can social networks and teams influence leaders and help an organization become more agile? Learn about the challenges and benefits of social networks within an organization for both leaders and the workforce. In this episode, we welcome Michael Arena, former chief talent officer for General Motors, and now VP of talent for Amazon. Michael will talk about his book Adaptive Space, including what he calls the four D's—discovery, development, diffusion, and disruption. He’ll also discuss the research that informs his thoughts on how social networks within an organization can create micromovements to influence an organization’s macrostrategies.

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