PNODN would like to warmly welcome the following new members:
We thank them for their support of PNODN and invite you to join us as well.
PNODN is proud to partner with Lake Washington HRA, ATDps, Seattle SHRM and ICF - WA state chapter for this exciting event:
People Engaging People – Listen to Live PEPx Talks
Featuring Celebrated NorthWest Human Resource & Leadership Talent
SHRM HRCI Credits APPROVED! ICF CEUs Pending
When: June 9, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Washington State Convention center
Cost: $60.00 Registration begins May 23rd.
Please register early as space is limited. Please select the professional organization that you are a member, guest of, or that you are affiliated with.
Enjoy an evening at the Washington State Convention Center where you’ll make new connections and gain insights into how people are engaging each other to unleash human potential while producing results for their organizations. There will be scrumptious appetizers, fun networking activities, a cash bar, and raffle prize drawings. HR and Senior leaders participating in our signature PEPx Talks will share new ideas for creating a culture where evoking human potential makes the difference. Bring lots of business cards to share with other allied professionals as you expand your network!
Our Featured PEPx Talks Celebrities include:
Claire Bonilla, Chief Global Officer at SightLife; Eileen McNamara, VP, HR & Labor at Group Health Cooperative; Ana White, GM Human Resources at Microsoft; Carol Stone, Senior Leadership Consultant at T-Mobile
Join more than 200 members of the International Coach Federation (ICF) Washington State, Association for Talent Development (ATD) Puget Sound, Lake Washington Human Resource Association (LWHRA), Seattle Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Pacific Northwest Organizational Development Network for a fun and informative evening. These allied professional organizations share a common goal to empower the talent in their organizations to maximize potential.
Nurturing the best of both OD Network’s and IODA’s traditions, the 2015 ODN | IODA Annual Conference & 2nd OD World Summit will connect communities to act and flourish together.
By bringing the world of OD together in Portland, we look forward to a truly international experience that will inspire all of us, create new opportunities, strengthen our Network of networks and help you to build strong bonds across all continents. This is why our theme is...
OUR FIELD ∙ OUR WORLD ∙ OUR IMPACT
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PNODN May meeting Rejection Proof with Jia Jiang
First of all, thanks Jia Jiang for saying YES to our invitation to come to PNODN and to facilitate our monthly meeting! During the meeting I was thinking: he could have rejected us, but instead, he included the NW in his book tour. PNODN is so honored for his willingness to share his stories.
Jias' humor helped to explain why rejection is painful. While he was unveiling his personal story, we were able to connect to our own experience. What a great storyteller! Laughter and head nods from the audience were reaffirming a connection between Jias' story and our personal ones.
A few learning lessons I got:
- Fear of rejection is an universal fear;
- We may feel fear of rejection because we are afraid of shame or guilt of something;
- There is no magic, the transformation happens by exposure to potential risk of rejection;
- Receiving a yes or a no may have zero relationship to who we are, it is about the circumstances where the other person is;
- It is crucial to learn how to ask and why we are asking. Empathy works in our favor.
I left PNODN meeting positively transformed! Jia is simply spectacular!
Submitted by Magda Kaspery
Dealing with the feedback loop: Traditional and Global OD
by Shevat Allon
One of the major changes that Traditional OD needs is a remodeling of the underlying assumption that feedback and discussion generated by feedback serve as the ultimate platform to make organizational improvements and create behavioural change.
Within cultures, there are certain things that are not discussed, from taboo to giving feedback about a characteristic that cannot change. The content of what is not discussed may change from culture to culture, but all cultures have the category of things that are not discussed. There is phenomenal variance between cultures on what is not discussable.
Cultures have different ways of discussing discrete & sensitive issues in what they see in an appropriate manner. For some cultures this may in a very closed forum, or with close friends that you trust. Other cultures prefer management meetings.There is phenomenal variance between cultures about what is discrete and sensitive.
Cultures have different ways of viewing emotions including anger. In some cultures, emotions including anger must be part of a discussion to prove you are genuine. In other cultures, you must smile when you are angry to repress any emotion. And strangely, in another culture, one must speak in a civil manner, yet to write flaming emails is ok!
In the global organization, we can see a lot of these differences coming into play. Western cultures have almost a religious belief that discussion creates an opportunity to improve. In many other cultures, the price that is paid for disrupting harmony by having a such a discussion is so high that the risk is not worth taking.
Western OD promulgates genuine and authentic feedback and discussion as platforms for improvement. Clearly as someone raised in Traditional OD, I believe in the power of genuine and authentic feedback. However, as a global OD consultant, my beliefs are irrelevant and I need to ensure that I do not use my position to push people to take risks that they think are not worthwhile.
So, the global OD consultant often work behind the scenes to deliver messages and “make things happen”, whilst external harmony is maintained.
The Traditional OD consultant will continue to be a missionary of discussion Uber Alles. And when work dries up, he or she will wait till the market gets better.
SHEVAT ALLON is an Organization and Management Development Consultant based in Israel. During the past three decades Allon has accumulated thousands of hours experience with industry leaders all over the world: Fortune 500 companies, start ups and medium size businesses.Allon Shevat works globally with projects in North America, the Middle East, Japan, India, South East Asia and Australia.