AGM 2011 plus presentation

Monday 26 Sep 2011, 6.00pm - 9.00pm (light refreshments will be served from 5.30pm)

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

John Kay

Calling Notice (PDF)

AGM Agenda
Apologies for absence
Minutes of the AGM on 26th September 2011 (PDF)
Chairman's report (PDF)
Treasurer's report
Secretaries report
Election of Officers
Any Other Business

Followed by our talk 'Regenerative Change - the way to sustainable success'

“Change is the new stability” - a sentiment that has been in common parlance for several years. For many businesses it is really true, as their markets, customers and competitors adapt rapidly to new market situations, and social and technological preferences affect the whole business environment. It is encouraging, then, that people do indeed know how to do change. 

Yet research, going back at least 25 years, shows that changes are seen not to have worked (surveys show that between 65% and 85% of change projects disappoint). This happens partly because project management methods concentrate on physical delivery more than they do on sustainable behaviour change; partly because project teams are separate from the business rather than embedded within the community that will own the end state; and partly because change is driven down from a controlling point rather than growing from within the affected community.

Transforming Business has been researching the reasons behind these ongoing issues, and as a result has developed the concept of regenerative change - where change is sustained through helping individuals thrive. In this event, John Kay will show how this concept has been developed, addressing such issues as: how to maintain control in a highly participative environment; how to link the thriving of individuals with the success of the organisation; how to grow the organisation’s social capital such that the change is sustained; how to overcome the challenges to the consulting community of working in a regenerative way. Attendees will have first hand experience of some of the methods involved, by engaging with new diagnostic tools.

John Kay

John Kay is Director of Change Management in Transforming Business at the University of Cambridge. He studied Natural Sciences and Management Studies at Cambridge University before working in the early implementations of IT in ICI and Shell, then joining PA Consulting Group where he developed innovative approaches to implementing IT for managers and professionals. With experience now spanning more than 30 years, he is an expert on high performance organisations, delivering sustainable change, coaching business leaders and optimising intellectual and human capital. His recent work has concentrated on the leadership of participative change and management initiatives, and on creating the conditions where businesses and the people in them, truly thrive.

Presentation (PDF)