Download Ed Kang's ISODC China OD Summit Presentation
Ed Kang, executive president for GSU presented at the 2019 ISODC China Second Annual OD Summit. His presentation focused on OD in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) world, especially in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Ed used stories from his own life to illustrate how OD could address VUCA challenges for organizations and a potential educational vision for China and the world.
Imagine a future where educational institutions, employers and individuals work together in a radical new way, without traditional walls or boundaries. A future where we collaborate for organization development and change so everybody, from the C-Suite to middle management and frontline staff, can contribute value in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
- Ed Kang
One major point Ed emphasized was the potential competitive advantage of empathy for OD in China. He challenged the conference audience to consider empathy as a way to accelerate the necessary competencies for OD.