Adizes’ New Look
Since 1976, the Adizes Institute has hosted an annual International Convention. From January 26 to February 1st 2019, Adizes Australia will host the Adizes Network in Sydney for our 43rd internationalconvention.
26thJan – 29thJan 2019
The first four days of the convention will focus on internal issues.
Saturday 26th January is dedicated to the coordination of associate training and the quality control functions within Adizes. Attendance is limited to the Professional Directors of each office.
Sunday 27thJanuary and Monday 28thJanuary are dedicated to network coordination, quality control and business development. Attendance is limited to Professional Directors, Managing Directors and Marketing partners.
Tuesday the 29th of January is our big internal communication day where we update everyone those working within the Adizes Institutes global offices on where the Institute is going and how we intend to get there. We will also be providing updates on phase delivery as well as administering certification exams. While this day is also not open to the public, all Adizes Associates, marketing partners and administrators are encouraged to attend.
Public Workshops and Seminars
29th January – 1st February
The first public event of the Convention will be the Opening Dinner which will take place on 29thJanuary. This event and events scheduled for the rest of the convention are open to the public.
Wednesday, 30thJanuary is dedicated to touring Sydney. The main focus of this day is getting to know each other in a non-structured, fun setting, while also visiting the iconic sights of Sydney.
On Thursday the 31stJanuary and Friday 1stFebruary we will have a number of presentations from associates and clients on case studies. Additionally, some of our product development partners will present the various tools that have been developed to support the Adizes program. We will also hear from the Company of the Year and Associate of the Year award recipients. Additional presentations will be delivered by Shoham Adizes (President, Adizes Institute), Humberto Padilla (Managing Director, Monterrey Office, Mexico), Greg Mathers (Managing Director, Latvia), Don McKenzie (Managing Director, Australia), Paul Mitchell (Owner, The Human Enterprise, Adizes Marketing Partner) and Dr Ichak Adizes (Founder and CEO, Adizes Institute).
We welcome all guests to bring their spouses along. There will be a number of activities, organized during the convention, for spouses so that they can make the most of their time in Sydney.
On Saturday 2nd and Sunday the 3rd February we also invite you to join us on a trip to the Blue Mountains of Australia. The Blue Mountains is a rugged region west of Sydney in Australia’s New South Wales. Known for dramatic scenery, it encompasses steep cliffs, eucalyptus forests, waterfalls and villages dotted with guesthouses, galleries and gardens. The Blue Mountains were listed as a World Heritage Area by UNESCO on 29 November 2000.
At the Adizes Institute, we differentiate between training in the Adizes theory and training in the application of Adizes. It is important to note that the Adizes theory has many applications. It is being applied in family therapy, executive coaching, investment strategies among many others. One graduate level student even wrote a paper on how Adizes theory can be used to win at poker. But the core application of the Adizes theory, the one that the Adizes Institute has been built around, is “Organizational Transformation.”
While training in the Adizes theory is offered continuously around the world, training in one or more of the eleven phases that make up the Adizes Program for Organizational Transformation are offered less often. As these trainings are the vehicles that allow us to grow as an organization and transfer the specific techniques, tools, protocols and practices, that are not available in the books, to a new generation of associates, we like to take note when they take place.
In the month of September, two “Leading Highly Effective Teams – Adizes Integrator Trainings” took place. One in Thailand and one in Lithuania. These trainings are the starting point for anyone looking to learn more about how the Adizes theory is applied to solving problems, in a collaborative way.
This training covers 6 questions.
1) How does problem solving, and integration fit in the bigger picture of organizational transformation?
2) When should we use a team to solve a problem and when an individual?
3) If we need a team, who should be on the team?
4) If we need a team to solve a problem there will necessarily be conflict. How can we dissect the conflict and make sure it i becomes constructive rather than destructive?
5) How to lead a team through the decision-making process so that everyone arrives at the same destination/conclusion together?
6) How to identify different management styles in a meeting and what to do about it?
The 23 individuals who attended these courses in both Lithuania and Thailand provided fantastic feedback. Many of them said that this training changed their personalities. They started to behave differently back in their families and already experienced positive outcomes in their professional lives. If you would like more information on how you can attend a Leading Highly Effective Teams – Adizes Integrator Trainings,” please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also delivered a training in Serbia on the Adizes Profit Tracking and Accountability System, known as Phase VI and the Adizes Executive Dashboard (AEDTM). This training is a very advanced phase in the Adizes program and all 11 attendees were Adizes associates with years of experience working with organizations on their change programs. Each participant was required to pass multiple prerequisite trainings before they were invited to attend this course.
Phase VI is the phase in the Adizes program that most significantly changes the spending climate in an organization. Before implementation, managers often view resources, such as money, as the organization’s money; after deployment, the system makes the organization more transparent and it becomes clear whose money (from which budget) is being spent. In this way managers become much more cost conscious and immediate financial results can be seen. This phase is one of the more complex phases in the Adizes program but is also the phase that has the greatest impact on the organizations bottom line. More information on Phase VI and AED can be found here.
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Prepare for 2019, right.
Here are some ideas to help start planning for 2019:
1) The Lifecycle Test: Problems are not equal. They are either normal, abnormal or fatal based on where you are in the lifecycle. Organizations that know where they are in the lifecycle, can proactively create treatment plans to help them get to “Prime”. Take the test.
2) MSI Test: High performing organizations create complimentary teams of people that use a combination of different styles to achieve the best outcome. Do you know your style and the style of team members? Do you know how to create a high performing team that covers of the four roles of management? Take the test.