Friday, March 21, 2014

Spear Webinar: Competing at Speed in a Fast-Moving World

Webinar–'Gap-Filling Organizations': Competing at Speed in a Fast-Moving World
MIT SDM Systems Thinking Webinar Series
Steven J. Spear, D.B.A., M.S., M.S.,
Senior Lecturer, Engineering Systems Division and Sloan School of Management, MIT

Date: March 24, 2014
Time: Noon – 1 p.m. EDT
Free and open to all
About the Presentation
Determining, documenting, and addressing the gaps between an organization’s business requirements for products and services and the systems and capabilities available to achieve them is a challenge common to all industries. Many companies address this issue by deploying internal functions that reactively fill these gaps.
Although these efforts may differ by sector and context, those that are successful share several common characteristics in a systems-based approach that Dr. Steven J. Spear describes as the creation of "gap-filling organizations."
Spear will highlight some of the factors that make gap-filling organizations so useful:
  • Speed—Responding faster and with shorter lead times than the larger anticipatory organizations that they support;
  • Super-focus—Diving deep into specific problems to drive custom-tailored solutions; and
  • Network multipliers—Maintaining a relatively small organizational core and involving subject matter experts as necessary.
A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
We invite you to join us!

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