Group Causal Mapping for Strategic Management
Lab 1 – Thursday 3rd December 13:00 ~ 14:20 CET
Introducing causal mapping as an approach and method for helping management teams make their own strategy in a facilitated one/two-day workshop. The workshop addresses strategic issue management, developing purpose, competitive advantage, and stakeholder management. The approach has been used with the top management teams of a wide range of organisations: public and private, large multi-nationals and small start-ups. The participants will learn about the significant role of boundary and transitional objects as well as principles of procedural justice and procedural rationality. These are framed in the context of political feasibility, as even the best strategy cannot be implemented if it is not feasible. In a making strategy workshop the participants make their own strategy, developing emotional commitment and shared sense of ownership. The PDW participants will gain hands-on experience of this process using the strategyfinderTM; an online collaborative software tool for causal mapping in strategy development.
Colin Eden – University of Strathclyde Business School, Management Science Department – firstname.lastname@example.org
Viktor Dörfler – University of Strathclyde Business School, Management Science Department – email@example.com
Colin Eden is Emeritus Professor of Strategic Management & Management Science at the University of Strathclyde Business School. He has published 12 books and over 150 peer-reviewed articles and continues to research and write in the field. Through his interlinked research, teaching, and consultancy, Colin made pioneering contributions to the fields of strategy making, causal mapping and action research. He is currently joint-PI on a major project in Norway addressing risk systemicity in pandemics. He is a Fellow of the British Academy of Management.
Viktor Dörfler is Senior Lecturer in Information & Knowledge Management at the University of Strathclyde Business School. His research of personal and transpersonal knowledge and knowing focuses on intuition and creativity; he conducted in-depth open-ended interviews with 17 Nobel Laureates. 1999-2004 Viktor spearheaded the development of an AI software, a knowledge-based expert system shell, Doctus. Viktor delivered 20+ talks around the globe on the subject of Human Mind and AI.