A new era of education A lot has changed since Frederick Taylor published his Principles of Scientific Management in 1911. A little over a century later, what was then cutting-edge management practice has been demonstrated to be a most destructive way to think, as predictability gives way to turbulence. What used to ensure
The next framework in our anthology of models is the Lateral Thinking framework. This model is actually very useful in practice, particularly during a brainstorming session or a workshop, especially when the creative flows are not adding up to each other, and participants find it hard to create a positive
Creative Workshops: The Movie Exercise In our advisory practice, we are often tasked with designing, executing, moderating, and summarizing workshops for our customers. This is because a workshop is a powerful tool to get a number of stakeholders together, take some decisions, promote some buy-in for new ideas, as well as,
Co-creating online The Humanitarian Leadership Academy (the Academy), inspired by the concept underpinning Acumen Challenges, sought to develop a model to challenge its own staff and collaborating partners, across a global network, to co-create more effectively online. Working with Amati & Associates, the Academy worked towards creating a viable model that would
Turbulence in business is changing the rules of the game While the concepts of known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns have been used in the intelligence community for a while, they surged to the radar screen of the general public, during the infamous press conference on the missing WMD in
Despite witnessing industry after industry being disrupted by new tech-enabled models, overall macroeconomic trends tell a distressing story. Consumption among the world’s rich and middle class is at its limit, and the foreign aid approach of the world’s largest NGOs to helping developing economies are largely ineffective in alleviating poverty.