Exploring the complexity of conflict and organising in the time of Covid-19.
The Symposium booking site is now open and is available here . We will send participants a link at least 48 hours before the event begins.
Here is the agenda for the day. The Symposium/Practicum will be a combination of group reflection on organisational dilemmas in the morning, and workshops/seminars in the afternoon where contributors will bring something which preoccupies them in their workplace.
10.00- 11.00 Complexity and Management Centre colleagues start with an open discussion of some key themes, followed by small groups.
11.30-13.00 Large group meeting continuing the exploration of the above.
14.00-15.30 Practice-based seminars offered by Symposium participants I.
16.00-17.30 Practice-based seminars offered by Symposium participants II
17.30-18.00 Final plenary.
As a contribution to the discussion in advance of the event, faculty member Dr Karina Solsø Iversen has written the following:
The pursuit of meaning through political action
When Corona virus struck some months back many of us suddenly found ourselves working from home in ways that we hadn’t thought was possible prior to this crisis. For me as an organizational consultant, some activities were postponed while others were moved to an online format.
In the following I will draw on ideas from the philosopher and political thinker, Hannah Arendt to make sense of some of the difficulties that I feel Covid-19 has created, and then conclude by drawing attention to aspects of this crisis, which leave me with a sense of hope.Continue reading