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Joint seminar with Systems and Cybernetics in Organisations

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Systems thinking and the organisations organisation: why are consultants behind the curve? with Patrick Hoverstadt, chair, systems and cybernetics in organisations, Benjamin Taylor, and Angus Jenkinson, professor of integrated marketing.
Seminar (academic voices), joint event with Systems and Cybernetics in Organisations
'Systems thinking and the organisation of organisations: why are consultants behind the curve?'
Why are consultancy interventions not truly systemic?
Why do they produce unintended consequences?
What lessons does systems thinking have for the management of firms?
How is this thinking being used to transform organisations?
Why are consultants trapped in the past?
What are the possibilities inherent in management thinking?
Patrick Hoverstadt, chair, SCiO
Patrick has been a consultant since 1995 with organisations internationally, in the private and public sector, mainly on organisational structure strategy and change. He specialises in using systems approaches for and is a specialist in working with very large complex organisations including whole sectors. He has developed methodologies for several difficult business problems.
He is a regular keynote speaker at conferences, has contributed to several books on systems, organisation and is the author of a book on organisation published by Wiley in 2009. He lectures on masters courses at five European universities and is a Research Fellow at Cranfield.
Benjamin Taylor
Chair of the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants Education Committee, Benjamin is also open events director of SCiO ( and a visiting lecturer in applied systems thinking at Cass Business School, City of London. He applies systems thinking in his work as a management consultant, as founder of and Quadrant Orange: the practice of systems thinking.
Angus Jenkinson
Angus Jenkinson is Thinking Partner at Stepping Stones. He is an organization designer and researcher offering methodology for supple coherence and unique value in a complex world. His professional experience includes technology entrepreneurship, full professor of integrated marketing, strategic consulting, and photography.  He has deep expertise in whole systems, cybernetics, organizational identity, marketing and customer experience, and innovation. He has made notable contributions to digital business over a sustained period. He is currently working with IBM and top business schools to develop a family of executive education programs for C-suite leaders.
The event will be chaired by Dr Simon Davey, chair of the education and schools panel of the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants. Simon is an organisational development and change management consultant with over ten years experience working with charities and the public sector and previously within academia and business. He has led programmes as diverse as: the UK national IT volunteering programme, an innovative extended school programme raising aspirations and attainment for disadvantaged young women, a programme to support school leaders in implementing sustainable food skills for children and a national initative within a major UK young people’s charity transforming the application of ICT in social work and e-inclusion of marginalized young people. Simon also regular consults on business analysis, organizational ICT reviews and database/CRM implementations. Simon currently manages a private sector consultancy and is also an associate of Cass Business School’s Centre for Charity Effectiveness.
15th Jun 2015 from  6:00 PM to  8:30 PM
DAC Beachcroft
100 Fetter Lane
London, EC4A-1BN
Phone: 07931317230
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