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Discovering Complexity: A Story of an Organization in Crisis and its Response

Join David Hurst FRSA and Prucia Buscell for a Catalyzing Story Conversation. The presentation and discussion builds on the piece written by David as part of the Catalyzing Stories Project, Discovering Complexity: A Story of an Organization in Crisis and its Response.

David Hurst’s story of how his organization was thrown into crisis by an ill-advised takeover on the eve of a sharp recession contains valuable insight into the surprising conditions of current day events. He explains how the management team grappled with complexity to survive. He will share a useful ecological model that maps the trajectories of complex systems in space and over time and helps managers deal with the dilemmas and paradoxes they will encounter.

Event Details

When: Tuesday April 28, 2020

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT, 8:00 – 9:00 am PT

Where: Virtual on Zoom : https://zoom.us/j/682805713

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Prucia Buscell
Prucia Buscell
Prucia Buscell, the Catalyzing Conversations Series host, was formerly communications director at Plexus Institute and has written about complexity-inspired processes in health care, education and other fields.  She is a former newspaper reporter and a freelance writer and editor.
David Hurst FRSA
David Hurst FRSA
David Hurst is a reflective practitioner, an executive who spent most of his management career in what he thinks of as organizational ‘train wrecks’ before becoming a management educator. He teaches on three graduate level programs at McGill University and in Finance and Organizational Behaviour at the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. He is also associated with the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a Contributing Editor to Strategy+Business.

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