“The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t
define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or
achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going,
what they plan to do along the way,
and who will be sharing the adventure with them.”
– Denis Watley
Integration vs. Disintegration
Dr. Adizes wrote in his book Managing Corporate Lifecycles that “if the cause for all problems is disintegration, the antidote for all problems is, by definition, integration.” (1)
What do you do when you find your respective organizations with many and varied problems? What do you do when you find your leadership teams in various stages of disintegration, with a lack of mutual trust and respect?
These were questions faced some forty years ago in Israel, before Dr. Adize’s methodology became relatively well-known in this Middle Eastern democracy. These were questions many CEOs and executives faced before they were asked to imagine what would happen if they integrated an exciting, new, and very effective methodology in their management practices.
What would happen if you were able to help a company or organization integrate the Adizes Methodology into its management practices? Just imagine how great it would feel to truly help change a corporate culture for the better, or to help a group of new managers learn concepts that can better themselves, their organizations, and their communities.
What do you want? You must have a clearly defined goal!
Today, although the Adizes Methodology is widely recognized in Israel, only a few individuals in Israel are actually certified Adizes Associates. Dr. Guy Kashi is one of them. He is a senior lecturer at various colleges and universities in Israel.
Dr. Kashi’s goal over the past few years was the integration of the Adizes Methodology into Israel’s academic and business worlds.
Through his efforts, he was recently appointed head of the Engineering-Management consulting specialization for Organizational Excellence in which students will be able to receive an M.A. This specialization is under the Organization Development and Consulting M.A program in the Israel College of Management Academic Studies. The new specialization integrates management skills and engineering qualitative methodologies. It will enable great opportunities for teaching Adizes methodologies and will promote other opportunities for cooperation between the Adizes Graduate School (AGS) and the College of Management Academic Studies (COLMAN).
A major goal of the courses in Engineering-Management consulting specialization is to provide students with a “toolbox” filled with a broad range of tools … from strategy to tactics … that will enable graduates to affect change management for the better.
Just a sampling of course titles include:
- Organizational Sociology
- Organizational Psychology
- Organizational Integrative Diagnosis and Organizational intervention
- From Strategy to Operational Excellence
- Engineering Management Integration
- Engineering methodologies for organization excellence
- And more.
Starting in October, 2016 students who take the Engineering-Management Consulting Specialization for Organizational Excellence will find themselves with a master’s degree after taking courses that include Adizes concepts.
“I am proud to be associated with Dr. Kashi who brings first class teaching of Adizes to Israel. I congratulate him on his well-deserved appointment.” – Dr. Ichak Adizes
“Dr. Adizes and I worked together in the academia many years ago, and I am very happy and excited to start a new cooperation between our academic institutions via the new Engineering-Management consulting specialization at the College of Management”-Professor Tishler, President of the College of Management Academic Studies
What are you doing to Bring Adizes to Your Community?
Note: Dr. Kashi, Adizes Certified Associate, is the head of the Engineering-Management consulting specialization in the Organization Development and consulting M.A program in Israel College of Management Academic Studies.
(1) Adizes, Ichak. Managing Corporate Lifecycles. Paramus, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1999. Print.
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