Our spotlight episodes aim to provide a deep, comprehensive view of key topics. For our first spotlight episode, Neha talks with Joachim Stempfle about transformation. Bringing together ideas from philosophy, psychology, and business across two episodes, Neha and Joachim give us a lively and enlightening look at the concept of “organizational transformation” and how a human-centric approach enables both the inner transformation of people in the organization (part one) and the outer transformation of the organizational operating system (part two).

Part 1

Part 2

For further reading on concepts, authors, and primary sources mentioned in this spotlight, we suggest:

  • Frankl, V. E., (1959). Man’s Search for Meaning. Beacon Press
    [Original German publication: Frankl, V. E. (1946). Ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager. Verlag für Jugend und Volk]
    Frankl, V. E. (1979). The Unheard Cry for Meaning. Touchstone
  • Koan (n.d.) MBO vs. OKRs: What are the differences? (blogpost) Inside the Labyrinth
  • Rigby, D., Sutherland, J. & Takeuchi, H. (2016 May). Embracing agile: How to master the process that’s transforming management. Harvard Business Review, 40-48, 50.
  • Weaver. W. (1948) Science and complexity. American Scientist 36(4), 536-544.

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Part 1
Part 2