This is not a talk just to address the current precarious situation we find ourselves in, but to address the inherent anxiety that comes with the roles of HR/OD Practitioners.
By the nature of our work, we are primarily asked to be an intervenor to those whom we serve – hence a disruptor to the system. When we cross the clients’ boundary and start asking questions, challenging the existing status quo, or lifting the standard in ‘doing things’, we inevitably disrupt that status quo and its established mental model – which in turn evokes anxiety. However, this anxiety is experienced not just by the clients but also by us – as the disruptive role is often not welcomed.
In this session, subject-matter expert Mee-Yan Cheung Judge will look at each of the three words that make up the title of the session: Disruption, Anxiety, and then Self – within the framework of USE OF SELF. Focusing on what type of intrapersonal work practitioners need to do in order to remain ‘unflappable’ and ‘grounded’ to serve the system changes and growth with impact in spite of our and our clients’ anxiety.
Who is it for?
Senior leaders and HR professionals and OD Practitioners who wish to gain knowledge, share and compare good practices, question and challenge ideas and each other and seek support and guidance from experts to enhance their ability to advance their organisation’s objectives.
Dr. Mee-Yan Cheung Judge
Senior Fellow, Singapore Civil Service College, Duke University Executive
Dr. Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge is a Senior Fellow of Singapore Civil Service College, Duke University Exec. Programme and the NTL Institute, where she was Dean. Mee-Yan was a trustee on the Board of the ODN and founded the OD Network in Europe. The author of numerous articles, books and reports, she is also a member of the board of the Journal of OD Practitioner.