Students in the MBA in Leadership and Change program at the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota, will be learning about SEAM in Lyon France on October 14-21, 2018. The trip to Lyon includes attending the SEAM practitioner conference, visiting companies who implemented SEAM, and time with founders of the method.
One of the highlights of our annual conference is the book that is created from it. Our newest compilation, Decoding the Socio‐Economic Approach to Management: Results of the Second SEAM Conference in the United States, builds upon the first conference book with new presentations on theoretical perspectives on SEAM, organizational experiences using SEAM, and further reflections on SEAM. A sample of topics include:
The book is available to order online in paperback and hardcover.
When OD Interventions Fail, SEAM Is the Answer
August 8-12, 2016
Organizational leaders are supposed to make decisions based on data. However, forty years of research by socio-economic scholars has shown that the most commonly used data is incomplete or flawed. The major problem is that traditional accounting fails to account (pun intended) for approximately 40% of what actually takes place within organizations. This lack of information affects an organization’s performance, turning many of its core functions into what might be more appropriately called dys-functions. Dysfunctions create hidden costs that have been found to average more than $20,000 per person per year. The combination of flawed accounting practices, organizational dysfunctions, and hidden costs make even the most capable leaders less than effective.
This seminar week introduces the Socio-Economic Approach to Management (SEAM), a different mental model for managing modern businesses. Although not well known in the United States, its theory and practice have been very successful in Europe, bolstered by over 40 years of research and a database containing case studies from over than 1300 interventions.
The seminar will be of interest to leaders and managers who wish to improve their organizations’ effectiveness and reduce hidden costs. This seminar also will be useful to organization development practitioners and coaches who work with leaders in facilitating the change process. Specifically, participants will gain new insights into why change management often fails and how to make their interventions more effective.
Each day of the seminar will be filled with discussions, interactive exercises, and new revelations about socio-economic theory and practice. The lessons will be cumulative, and by the end of the week participants will:
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The SEAM Institute in collaboration with The College of St. Scholastica Duluth and Institut de socio-economié des enterprises et des organisations (ISEOR), presents the 4th Annual Conference in the USA on SEAM.
When: April 28-29, 2016
Where: The College of St. Scholastica, 1200 Kenwood Ave, Duluth, MN 55811
Register: Contact Kris Church at email@example.com for registration information
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The third annual SEAM conference will feature presentations, case studies, peer-reviewed papers and in-depth discussions with SEAM practitioners and clients. Learn more.
Organized by the SEAM Institute and hosted by the University of St. Thomas