WHAT: 6-HOUR WORKSHOP FOR AN MBA CHALLENGE FEATURES PROBLEM-FRAMING & IDEATION USING KILN'S IDEAKEG
Kate Hammer, co-creator of IdeaKeg and co-founder of KILN, is coming to the Rotman School of Management, home of Design Works and the Creative Destruction Lab, to lead a group of students into blue sky thinking about a homegrown, successful Toronto-based manufacturer employing nearly 100 people and recently celebrating 30 years in the domestic textile manufacturing industry. The ultimate goal is that our combined efforts help the incoming CEO craft a bright - and ambitious - future that may well be in an adjacent market space. Read on if you'd like to participate, or know someone who would.
Behavioural flexibility is important in any setting with a culture of deliberate creativity. That's why Gregg Fraley is always asking: "are your people having fun?" Not competitive sarcasm with sharpened elbows, or repetitive gallows humour: spontaneous fun. This post looks at approaches psychologists have taken to the question of behavioural flexibility.
Bob Townley FRSA is looking to understand how the ways change is managed may influence the outcomes. I liked the fact that Bob's research is open to the idea that people and wider organisations may gain from change; but also that emotional loss is real. So I decided to help him recruit research sites.
To complete his doctoral studies at the University of Leicester, School of Management, Bob is currently looking for 2-3 organisations to interview. Please get in touch if:
- Your business, social enterprise or organisation in the voluntary sector has 5-50 staff
- Is located in the UK
- is changing and evolving, either through a managed process or by growing, diversifying or responding to changes in the sector or marketplace
- 3-5 of your people could be interviewed onsite sometime Jan - Jun 2016
If you can help, please read on.
KILN's Kate Hammer looks forward to participating as friends Abhay Adhikari and Alastair Somerville co-facilitate a lab with Jo Taylor. This lab will debunk the myths and mysteries of digital and its role in the evolving workplace. You will learn how to exploit the power of data, wearables and smart devices. You will also explore clear strategies to support your colleagues to find a balance between efficiency, productivity and well-being through the use of these technologies. In this session you will also look at enterprise structure, digital talent and leadership. The lab will introduce different approaches to introduce new technologies in the workplace - from BYOD to wearables. The day includes expert presentations and several interactive group activities. To learn more or for KILN's special 25% discount, read on.