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A Collection of Stories from Penn's Organizational Dynamics Program

Now What? by Sully Salon

Now What? by Jason Knies

“So…now what?” I ask myself here in the year 2022, upon arriving at the realization that our world is no longer defined by the existence of COVID-19—rather, the world is now merely defined by the effects of COVID-19. Given my… Continue Reading →

Now What? by Ebighe Emafo

To: Organization Dynamics Classmates From: Ebighe CC:   Date: November 21, 2020 Re: Now What?   It is December 2022, and we are celebrating how far we have come since the Great Reckoning. Our transition from a divided and unequal… Continue Reading →

An Adaption of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs for the Workplace- A Starting Guide for Our New Leaders by Emily Christiansen

An Adaption of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs for the Workplace- A Starting Guide for Our New Leaders It’s March of 2022. Almost two years to the day since our world as we knew it shut down. Masks are still worn… Continue Reading →

A Week in the Life: A Flash Forward to March 2022 :The Journal of a Young Professional in a Post-Great Reckoning World by Rebecca S. Krick 

Weekly Calendar View – March 7 – 11, 2022 Monday, March 7th, 2022 – “Are you going to remember to check-in on the CC (Covid Check) App?”  I recall I woke up early on Thursday morning, March 5th, 2020 for… Continue Reading →

A Glimpse Into the Future by Amber Abercrombie

From: Organizational Fortune Telling Inc To: An Anxious Organizational Dynamics Student Date: June 28, 2020 Subject: A Glimpse Into The Future   Good Afternoon, Thank you for reaching out to the world’s first and only Organizational Fortune Teller! What an… Continue Reading →

Dear Elana by Elana Burack

Dear Elana of April 2020, Thank you for your email. To be honest, I forgot that I had created a COVID time capsule, and even when I saw the email appear in my Inbox, it took me a moment to… Continue Reading →

Blame it on Bill (Wilkinsky)

I never saw my career going in this direction.  I wanted to work at Penn in order to gain experience planning events before starting my own business.  While acquiring that experience I decided to develop my leadership capabilities by enrolling… Continue Reading →

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 →

How Organizational Dynamics Changed My Life

I met a former colleague for lunch in 1990 and during the discussion she suggested that I look into the Organizational Dynamics Program at Penn. Many of the courses offered fit my exact interests so I applied. Five years later… Continue Reading →

My Organizational Dynamics Journey

Life Happens

I began the OD program in 2001, after completing three classes, my oldest son, Josh was diagnosed with a rare disease. At that time, understandably, our focus was on caring for Josh and subsequently raising our son, Noah and daughter Katie. I… Continue Reading →

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