Creating High Velocity Organizations

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What makes some organizations capable of generating and sustaining unparalleled, relentless, improvement and innovation? This program will introduce the fundamental principles by which such acceleration occurs, give examples of those principles in practice, and give participants an opportunity to test how those principles can be applied and translated to their own work.

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Creating High Velocity Organizations
Certificate Track: Management and Leadership
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Tuition: $3,300 (excluding accommodations)
Program Days (for certificate credit): 2

Some organizations achieve such exceptional levels of performance—time to market, quality, safety, affordability, reliability and responsive, dependability and adaptability, that put their rivals to shame. Though few in overall number, they exist in high tech and heavy industry, product design and production, manufacturing and services such as health care delivery. The select few are capable of generating and sustaining such high velocity, broad based, relentless improvement and innovation, that they achieve unparalleled levels of excellence. Learn what drives the success of these companies.

Learning Experience

Creating High Velocity Organizations employs several teaching techniques—presentations, case discussions, video dramatizations, and an in-class simulation —emphasizing a participatory style to maximize the opportunities for “learning by doing”. The program material is organized into thematic modules designed around the four key principles of building the discovery capability in an organization—smart work design, creative problem solving, continuous knowledge sharing, and developing of discovery skills among employees. Each module consists of several sessions, which demonstrate, first, the positive impact through successful application of those key principles, and then provides examples of negative results when those principles were clearly needed but not applied. Each session is punctuated by facilitated small-group exercises, in which participants can actively apply the ideas and examples offered in class to their own specific, real-life situations.

Assignment Required Before Arrival
This program will provide multiple opportunities for participants to explore their own processes.  Participants should come prepared to work on an important challenge in their organization.
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