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Business Thinker Gary Hamel to address NZ business leaders

Influential Business Thinker Gary Hamel to address NZ business leaders

WHY MANAGEMENT IS FAILING INNOVATION – Gary Hamel, one of the world’s leading business thinkers and authority on management innovation is coming to NZ to talk to business leaders about why we need to reinvent management.

NZ prides itself on its innovation and ingenuity, but how creative are our organisations?

Despite the fact that innovation is often a key company objective, most organisations are not effectively innovating, and management is the cause.

“The problem doesn’t lie with the individuals” Hamel states, “but the organisational structures, where too much is demanded of too few, and not enough of everyone else.”

It is imperative in today’s business landscape to have creative and adaptable organisations, yet our “organisations were built around principles that deify conformance, control, alignment, discipline and efficiency. The principles that organisations have at their core are antithetical to innovation.”

Gary Hamel fears that unless organisations have already started to reassess their management model to anticipate an environment of rapid change and innovation, it may already be too late. To say “time waits for no man” has never been more relevant in the world of business, than it is today.

During his full-day seminar in Auckland, Hamel will provide business leaders with the tools and insights needed to build more adaptable, agile, innovative and purpose driven organisations that are globally competitive, fundamentally fit for the future – and genuinely fit for people too.

Gary Hamel - What Matters Now, an exclusive full day seminar at The Langham in Auckland, May 27.
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Gary Hamel Biography
"A management innovator without peer"
- Financial Times

"The world's reigning strategy guru"
- The Economist

Gary Hamel’s revolutionary work has transformed business strategies and management practices around the world. An authority on innovative management, Hamel has proven to be an instrumental force of change in how businesses are run and organisations function.

Hamel has had a distinguished career, acting as a visiting professor of International Business at both Harvard Business School and The University of Michigan, and as a visiting professor of Strategic Management at London Business School. He is the leading advocate for reinventing management through the power of open innovation. He has worked as the consultant and management educator for companies as diverse as General Electric, Nokia, Nestle, Shell, IBM and Microsoft.

Hamel Speaks frequently at the world’s most prestigious management conferences, and is a regular contributor to leading publications. He has also advised government leaders on matters of innovation policy, entrepreneurship and industrial competitiveness.

Hamel is the author of the revolutionary books Leading the Revolution, The Future of Management, his seminal work Competing for the Future and his latest work WHAT MATTERS NOW. Currently, Hamel is leading a pioneering effort to reinvent management by harnessing the power of open innovation. The Management Innovation Exchange (MIX) is an online community where the world’s most progressive business leaders share their ideas on how to build organizations that are fit for the future and fit for human beings. The MIX is supported by a network of strategic partners, which includes McKinsey & Company, the Harvard Business Review and others.

Hamel is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum and the Strategic Management Society.


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