The Symposium Theme

Perspectives on polarities: thinking below the surface
Join us to explore the polarities of today’s organizations and the society in which they are embedded, both on and below the surface.
We live in a world in which ways of thinking and acting, and our identifications with them, are more and more polarized. Possibilities for holding more than one point of view are challenged, encouraging splitting and conformity. Such polarities accentuate the isolation of individuals and accelerate distance between groups, and can result in rigid and intractable group purpose and association, making coexistence more difficult and impeding our ability to navigate in an increasingly complex, connected and interdependent world.