July: Organizational Fracking: Opening Up Silos – Sorenson/Jameson (07/09/15)

Please join us on Thursday July 9 at University of Dallas (Irving)*
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Organizational Fracking:
Opening Up Your Silos

Got silos in your organization?  Most people would say: ‘Why yes we do! And we need to bring out the big guns and break them down before they suck the life out of our company!’   Well not so fast cowboy — are silos always bad?  And when they are, do they need to be busted wide open?  Or do they just need to be ‘ventilated’ to keep people fresh and stimulate the flow of ideas?

In this session Pete and Jim will explore these questions and show us a new way to look at organizational silos using the metaphor of “fracking” – a common practice in the oil & gas industry that is not well understood.  Of course you can also expect a couple of stories (i.e. case studies) to illustrate these ideas, and perhaps a few examples from the audience as well.

So come to the July meeting and let us ‘frack’ your paradigm on ‘silos’!

Facilitators:  Pete Sorenson (Strategic Organization Design) and Jim Jameson (Noah Consulting)

We look forward to seeing you on July 9 at the University of Dallas. Remember we are in a different room at UD in 2015!  (It’s a nicer room and much easier to find!)

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Schedule for Thursday Evening:
   – 6:30  Networking / Food / Intros
   – 7:00  Announcements / Program
   – 8:45  Closing and evaluation

Meeting Location:
University of Dallas – – Catherine Hall, Room 11  {New!} *
   1845 East Northgate Drive,  Irving, TX  75062   (972-721-5000)

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Note:  Catherine Hall is on the east end of the campus, just off Tom Braniff Drive (map).  Room 11 is on the first floor, just to the right of the front door.  (Much easier to find than our old room.)  

Parking:  Usually plenty of spaces in Lot P (map / map); also available in various places across the campus. 

Cost: No charge for members ($60/year). $10 for guests.

Facilitator BIOs:  

Peter Jay Sorenson is an independent strategic organization design and change management consultant, coach, social entrepreneur, university instructor, and ethicist.

Pete’s recent focus has been on using innovation to create economic and social self-reliance for individuals, families, and organizations in both the developing and developed world. His current clients are mainly from the healthcare and oil and gas sectors.

He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington (1976) and his Master’s Degree in Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University (1979). The Institute of Management Consultants awarded Pete the Certified Management Consultant® (CMC®) designation in 2002.

In August 2013 Pete was given the prestigious “Sharing the Wealth Award” by the OD Network.  This fall, his new book “Organizing! Deliberate Design” will be published.

Jim Jameson is a Principal at Noah Consulting LLC, a firm specializing in Master Data Management for the Upstream Oil & Gas industry. His role is to improve the success rate of technology adoption projects, working mainly in the areas of Change Management, Collaboration, and Communications. He believes that focusing on the people side of technology change is the key to improving ROI on transformational ‘IT solutions’.

Jim earned a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University, along with an MS degree in Information Systems and post-grad certificate in Knowledge Management, both from George Washington University.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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