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CMCE Next Gen 2.0: Risky Business

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The fourth in a series of interactive workshops with leading academics and practitioners to explore the fundamentals of behavioural economics .  This event is open both to Company Members and Non-Members to book.  The || Register Now || button will be visible to the right when bookings can be made.

​CMCE Next Gen 2.0: Risky Business 

This series of workshops will explore the fundamentals of behavioural economics, how they can be used reflectively to change how we think about business today, and what they mean for how we engage with the future of technology. Held jointly with Dr Edmond Smith, Senior Lecturer in Economic Cultures at the University of Manchester. 


When we think about the future of technology – from AI to robotics to genetics – how can be possibly interpret these possibilities effectively? For some of us, our first thought might lean towards science fiction’s skull-faced Terminators or over-clever theme-park raptors, while others might simply feel overwhelmed by the scale of change underway. Some, too, will be inspired and excited by the seemingly endless possibilities that technology promises. Whatever the case, our emotional response to new technology shapes how we engage with it, as individuals and as communities, and recognising those hopes and fears is key to understanding ourselves within the world’s possible futures.

Our main speaker is Dr Christopher Golding. 

Dr Chris Golding is a Lecturer in Innovation and Strategy at Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, and an Associate Fellow of the Ministry of Defence’s Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC). Chris researches how experienced and expressed emotions can shape aspects of the innovation and strategy process, such as how top managers might formulate strategy, and how organizations might ‘remember’ prior successes and failures. In this session, Chris will discuss his research examining how fear might both enable and constrain the pursuit of novel technologies in incumbent firms, depending on how fear of failure and fear of missing out manifest across the organization. This study builds on prior work suggesting that fear will impede attempts to innovate (Vuori and Huy, 2016), as well as broader research emphasizing the need to consider and manage emotion more generally in the strategic management of organizations (Hodgkinson and Healey, 2011; Raffaelli, Glynn and Tushman, 2019).

Our panellists are Cosette Reczek and Bruce Garvey.

Cosette Reczek is a Chartered Governance Professional. She is Chair, Citizens Advice Lewisham and holds a number of other non-executive roles. The focus of her most recent advisory work includes board effectiveness and governance reviews, conduct risk, and culture. She founded and leads Permuto Consulting to advise and support others pursuing such efforts, and also is a guest lecturer at Bayes Business School, City University of London.

Bruce Garvey provides specialist support for organisations faced with high levels of uncertainty and complexity, addressing problems and issues at a strategic level. His methods are generic to all organisational types, deployable in areas where uncertainty and complexity abide and has developed proprietary decision support software to help structure complex problems which has been licenced to organisations such as by NATO and Anglian Water. Buttressing this specialist knowledge, Bruce has over 45 years’ experience within the major corporate and SME sectors, performing a wide range of roles as a senior business executive.He has published papers, presented at conferences and run workshop based courses on his specialist area. In addition to the PhD from Imperial College London, he has a MBA from Bayes (formerly Cass) Business School, London, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Economic Integration from Stockholm University, Sweden and a BSc (Hons) in Sociology from London University.

Quote: “Unfortunately, the predilection of not wanting to think about the unthinkable will not equip us to prepare for inevitable surprises. For individuals, such a mind-set may be forgivable – for sophisticated government and supporting institutions, it is unforgivable. In this current climate, we have to strive to turn the Unthinkable – good and bad – into the Thinkable. There is no better time for all of us to change our mind sets”.

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13th Jun 2024 from  4:00 PM to  5:00 PM
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