JSGS Student Lecture~The Power of Meaning in Organizations

Presented by Ken Ludwig, Executive Director, Organizational Effectiveness, Public Service Commission & Reg Urbanowski, Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister, Ministry of Advanced Education

Tuesday March 25, 2014

Start Time: 12:00 PM - End Time: 1:30 PM

Category:Student Lecture
Campus:Both campuses
Saskatoon Location: Prairie Room, Diefenbaker Building, 101 Diefenbaker Place, University of Saskatchewan Campus
Regina Location:JSGS Window Room, 2nd Floor, Gallery Building, University of Regina, College Avenue Campus*
Description:Those concerned with building organizations have long recognized the primary place of meaning, usually expressed in terms of purpose, for organizational effectiveness. We have also come to appreciate the power of participative processes in building teams and organizations. There is a depth in exploring and mediating personal meaning in the organizational context that we have only hinted at in our approaches thus far (although directly suggested by some), but that we have not tended to fully embrace. This has left our organization building efforts limited to more traditional thinking and approaches, which appear to be inadequate to address challenges facing organizations across the globe today. Our usual approaches to address these and other drivers do not appear to be resolving the overall challenge, and a different approach seems to be needed. This essential linkage of the desire for personal meaning through vocation, to engagement with work, does not function in isolation but rather is embedded in its ecosystem.

Please note this lecture will include the participation of a class from the University of Western Ontario as part of the video conference.
Please Note:* Please be advised that the JSGS Window Room is located on the second floor of the Gallery Building. Individuals with mobility difficulties should contact us at 306.585.5863 or js_outreach@uregina.ca at least one week prior to the event.
Contact:Janice Yule

**Please note, this lecture is for JSGS students and faculty only.

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