On Friday, November 8, 2013, the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics held a research symposium on organizational change, entitled: The Big Big Question: Can My Company, University or Organization Change? In Part 1, Senior Vice Dean Gita Johar opens the event with remarks addressing the ability of universities to change, speaking particularly to efforts at Columbia Business School to encourage shifts in the teaching and student culture. Next, conference co-organizer Damon Phillips, James P. Gorman Professor of Business Strategy, provided a framework for the main issues of the day, focusing on the need for organizations to recognize, not only change, but how to implement change. Finally, Duane Bray, a partner at IDEO, gave the morning keynote presentation. Bray focused his remarks around the necessity of innovation for organization competitiveness and longevity; a shift in what is expected of business leaders; and the role that new technology is having in precipitating this change.
With introduction by Bruce Kogut, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Professor of Leadership and Ethics and Director, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics Columbia Business School, and featuring Gita Johar,
Senior Vice Dean and Meyer Feldberg Professor of Business at Columbia Business School; Damon Phillips, James P. Gorman Professor of Business Strategy at Columbia Business School; and Duane Bray, Partner at IDEO.