Dynamics of Change and Tools for Addressing Challenges and Opportunities

Change is the only consistent variable, and the world of business is very much a subject of continuous change.

In this session, Prof. Loredana Padurean, Faculty Director ASB will engage the participants in a discussion about the various challenges brought by change in corporate environments; will address the rate and speed of change, the impacts of change and some specific tools for understanding how to navigate changing environments and leadership transitions.

Prof. Loredana will provide a tool called “The 3 Lenses of Organization Behavior” to better understand organizational and individual behavior and opportunities for improvement and self correction.


Dr. Loredana Padurean is Professor of Management and Faculty Director for Action Learning at the Asia School of Business (ASB) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a collaboration between the MIT Sloan School of Management and Bank Negara Malaysia. She is also International Faculty Fellow at MIT.

Prior to joining ASB, she taught undergraduate, MBA and Executive Education courses in Operations Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Indian School of Business, Brandeis University, and Lasell College. Her most recent research focuses on Operations for Entrepreneurs and the development of principles for entrepreneurial companies to build operations strategies and capabilities consistent with their business objectives.

Prof. Loredana has an MA in Communication and Economics and a PhD in Management from USI Switzerland. The Swiss National Research Foundation awarded her twice with a grant for an action research dissertation in understanding governance models through multiple lenses. She is a serial entrepreneur, and a board member and advisor for start-ups. Loredana is a passionate teacher and interested in creating innovative learning environments.