- 4 September 2018
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Organisational resilience - when rules find their limits
The environment in which projects operate today is one of unprecedented complexity and uncertainty. With increasing uncertainty and complexity, so also is the increased potential of failure.
To meet this challenge, project management increasingly relies on the compliant standardisation and automation of activities with the aim of reducing human situated cognition as a source of error.
However, such human situated cognition – mindfulness – is often the last remaining barrier to the prevention of a project crisis. This workshop introduces principles of mindfulness, and its paradoxical relation to rule-based project management.
Elmar will take us through a number of ways resilience can be built up with in organisations so that issues can be predicted more accurately and dealt with more effectively. Practical and with his own brand of humour, he will explain the need for resilience, the different modes that can be employed to build resilience and the challenges that you'll face along the way!
Dr Elmar Kutsch is a Senior Lecturer in Risk Management at Cranfield School of Management. A passionate skydiver and former project manager, his interests, both private and professional, revolve around the management of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity – or in other words, dealing with the unexpected!
This event is suitable for professionals with any level of experience.
APM Body of Knowledge reference