THE FIVE MINDSETS
MODULE 1 MANAGING SELF: THE REFLECTIVE MINDSET
The Lake District of northern England, far from the hectic pace of managing, is the perfect setting for thoughtful reflection on yourself and your experiences as a manager. Participants experience a session on The Nature of Engaging Management (Henry Mintzberg), Ethics and Virtue within the Organization (Lucas Introna), and a walk in the footsteps of Wordsworth before undertaking a cultural audit of a British company. The module is developed and delivered by leading faculty at the Lancaster University School of Management, consistently ranked among the top research schools in the UK.
MODULE 2 MANAGING ORGANIZATIONS: THE ANALYTIC MINDSET
We move to Montreal, one of North America's most engaging cities, where Canada's foremost university, McGill, hosts the second module, on the analytic mindset. Sessions on big data, finance, and marketing, etc. focus on developing an understanding of analysis beyond techniques —and away from both "extinction by instinct" and "paralysis by analysis" .Estelle Metayer takes the class to the hidden web, and Henry Mintzberg contrasts adhocracies with bureaucracies and emergent strategies with deliberate ones.
MODULE 3 MANAGING CONTEXT: THE WORLDLY MINDSET
India is the best place to learn about other people's worlds in order to better understand our own. This module, hosted by the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, (ranked the best business school in Central Asia), delves into all sides of the world around the enterprise: from financial markets and consumer behavior to, championing and sustaining business growth (S. Raghunath), to stakeholder relationships and cultural differences. The experience comes alive through visits to different places that illustrate India's diversity, from a food market to a software campus, separated by just a few kilometers and several centuries.
MODULE 4 MANAGING RELATIONSHIPS: THE COLLABORATIVE MINDSET
At Renmin, one of China's most prestigious universities, the class explores collaboration in all of its aspects: in teams, business alliances, and with governments. Participants explore a uniquely Chinese perspective on the world of business, drawing on the traditional process of Guanxi to understand the importance of Harmony and Balance. They are also exposed to urban and rural development and sustainability in China(Wen Tiejun).
MODULE 5 MANAGING CHANGE: THE ACTION MINDSET
In Rio de Janeiro, at Brazil's renowned at EPABE/FGV school of administration, the class considers not only managing change, but also managing continuity. There is no better place than Rio to contrast the "Why Not?" mentality of people who create change with the more common "Why?" mentality of those who resist change. Visits to local organizations and companies illustrate how culture and power affect trust and values in the workplace.
Contact Dora Koop, Managing Director IMPM