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The Stifling Hand of Control: How Can We Enable Organisations to Flourish
Mon, 21 Mar 2016, 10:00 – Tue, 22 Mar 2016, 15:30 GMT
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This conference is an opportunity to examine the effectiveness of many of our institutions and organisations. In some sectors a “command and control” culture prevents whistle-blowing and curbs innovation. Other sectors have lost touch with their core values, leading to misaligned incentives or a myopic focus on tick-boxes and targets. And there is an ever-present concern that red-tape prevents organisations from achieving their goals.
Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World writes:
‘From the Iraq war to the financial crisis, from the attempt to improve our hospitals to the revision of our education system, we are constantly surprised by having set off with one set of apparently good intentions and ended up producing a result which is far from, and in some cases the precise opposite of, what was intended.’
Is McGilchrist right? If so, why? The aim of the conference is to bring together those in senior positions in organisations to consider the findings of recent research in neuroscience concerning left/right brain thinking and how it relates to organisational behaviour in a wide range of contexts. Psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist and business commentator Margaret Heffernan have helped to devise this conference, and both will be taking part.
This conference will bring together leaders and senior figures from the judiciary, NHS, policing, the military, education, business and finance to compare notes on whether their organisational cultures are stifling. It will ask searching questions about how professional misjudgments are made and look at the underlying causes of poor decision making. It will examine how corporate responsibility and individual discretion should be best deployed. Ultimately it will offer the opportunity to help organizations to flourish.
What is the refund policy?
Refund requests will be considered until 14 days prior to the conference. After this time, refunds are not possible.
Is my registration transferrable?
Tickets can be transferred to another person, please contact us if you wish to do this.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is free parking on site at Cumberland Lodge. The nearest mainline train station is Egham, situated on the London Waterloo - Reading trainline. For full travel directions, please visit: http://www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/contactus/Travel+Directions
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
If you have any questions, please contact Janis Reeves by email (email@example.com) or phone (+44 1784 497794)