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USAF PACAF 18 DS/SGDA workshop: Leading successful transformation in turbulent environments

Tapping stress as a functional force for human performance and wellness
An iceberg metaphor of organizational culture helps illuminate how changing artifacts does not change the organization


OKINAWA, KADENA AFB, JANUARY 22, 2013 -- As part of the Kadena Air Base Medical Group Professional Development Series, Brent Duncan conducted a workshop on leading individual and organizational change in turbulent environments, and methods for fostering adaptability to enhance human performance and wellness in changing environments. 
During the first segment the workshop focused on understanding the fundamentals of organizational behavior, considering the influence culture has a human and organizational effectiveness, and comparing strategies for leading change in humans and human systems. 
During the second segment, the workshop focused on managing change-associated stress to foster adaptability and reslience in dynamic environments. Duncan compared historical and contemporary perspectives on stress, discussed traditional and emerging research that illuminates stress as a functional force, and introduced a dynamic interactive adaptability model for tapping stress as a functional force for performance, growth, adaptability, and wellness in dynamic human systems. 
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