Storypedia

A Collection of Stories from Penn's Organizational Dynamics Program

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Greco

Calling Things by Their Proper Names

Many years ago, I went to Rome for a short personal trip. Being a student of history, I was fascinated by seeing so much history around me. During my entire stay in Rome, I tried to walk around as much… Continue Reading →

Swimming Abroad

It was the first day of my Perspectives on Organizational Dynamics class, and I was a little nervous since this was my first graduate course in the U.S. I can compare my feelings that day to the feelings I had… Continue Reading →

On the Shoulders of Giants

Exploring Your Surroundings

Imagine a large, multi-year project that your work group has just begun pursuing.  This effort has large implications on the organization and its future going forward, while representing a paradigm shift in the way you and your team conducts business. … Continue Reading →

Where Else?

Where else but in one of Janet’s classes can you use pen and paper (or Microsoft Word and a laptop) to transport yourself to a bar where you’re sitting and  chatting with the god Zeus, the Titan Prometheus, the Ancient… Continue Reading →

New Stories, New Self

Organizational Dynamics gave me a framework for being a consultant, but it also provided me with a deeper understanding of how we – people and organizations – are all “the stories we tell.” Through Janet Greco’s “Stories in Organizations” class, I… Continue Reading →

Was Lost Until I Found OD (Was blind but now I see.)

We recognize that Mick said ‘You can’t always get what you want.’ But how do you try? My experience with OD (Organizational Dynamics) provided both a comprehensive tool set and a platform to learn and grow for the future. While… Continue Reading →

A Cook’s Tour of My Organizational Dynamics Experience

My tour ends this spring with graduation. Looking back six years to when I started, I could never have predicted the growth, academically, professionally and personally, and I’ve never been as proud of any other 6 years. My tour began… Continue Reading →

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