Can You Keep Up? Merging Change and Agility During a Pandemic

  • 14 Jan 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Zoom - access information will follow
  • 67


  • Registration code required
Our world was already changing at a dizzying pace.  Add into the dynamic landscape all the required responses to COVID-19, and organizational agility becomes more important than ever. Organizations that can establish agility or remain agile reap the rewards of being leaders in emerging markets. Establishing the proper systems separates the organizations that adapt well in light of fast-paced change from those that seem stuck in the past.  
In this session, effective organizational responses to large scale change - as well as examples of what not to do - will be discussed by way of a case study between Blockbuster and Netflix juxtaposing the different approaches taken in response to the emerging “new normal” of streaming and digitization. 

This session will enable you to:

  • Identify and communicate reasons to be agile, and the potential roadblocks to agility 
  • Discuss how certain attitudes and cultures of organizations can inhibit organizational agility
  • Learn steps to achieve organizational agility in a current and post COVID-19 workplace 

About the Facilitators:

Zach Stinebaugh is an Associate Consultant at CMA Global in St. Louis, MO.  Zach is currently a master’s candidate studying Industrial/Organizational Psychology, where he is slated to graduate in May of 2021 from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville.  Zach’s research interests center around resilience, perseverance, and the high-potential employee population within various organizations.  Zach has presented on a variety of topics including diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) research at the 2020 Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) annual conference and has co-authored a white paper focused on building organizational culture in a virtual work setting.

Bekah Anderson is a Research Assistant in the School of Business at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Bekah is currently a master’s candidate studying Industrial/Organizational Psychology, where her expected graduation is in May of 2021 from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville. Bekah’s primary areas of research interest include resilience, learning-oriented organizational climate, and perceived organizational support. Bekah has worked as an Associate Consultant at Distance Teaming Solutions and has served as a board member of a local non-profit, Metro Leadership League, and chaired their Organizational Development Committee.

Access Information for this Zoom session will be provided in emails after registration and before the event.

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