Business Think Tanks

  • Joining Forces or going it alone?

    Let’s exchange about challenges for ownership.
    June 20th 2017 // 5-6 PM CET

    For a long time companies have been trying to focus their efforts on core competences while improving labor flexibility and saving costs. In some areas nowadays, consultants, contractors and other partner providers dominate. Manpower traditionally employed by the company seems to be second choice.

    Focusing on core business areas like strategy, people development and change, we wonder:

    • For which type of activities is it more likely to bring benefits joining with external forces?
    • What should be kept in house?
    • How to protect core capabilities?
    • What are the considerations for internal employee satisfaction, retention and growth?
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    BTT?

    Every 3 months Synthetron organises a Business Think Tank (BTT) session open to experts on the topic.
    The topics are typically about current HR, Change, Strategy and other management challenges.
    Participants get first access to the full report and group insights.
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How better to balance your focus between today’s core and tomorrow’s new business?

An ELP and Synthetron collaboration Connecting Intelligence, leading to insights and next practices that
accelerate the capacity to create and capture value, for today and tomorrow:Tomorrow - today
Many organisations work hard to focus on optimising today’s business, while initiating efforts to develop ideas and create options for the future. It’s a delicate balancing act that calls for different (even conflicting) structures, processes, behaviours and mindsets.
Let’s explore our collective intelligence and identify the winning tips and tricks to accelerate cross fertilisation of mature business alongside concrete paths for future growth. What are the winning ideas – structurally, culturally and behaviourally?
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The Value of positive behaviour

Together with Sequoia, our partners in Singapore and their partners Anima Convivência ProdutivaHigh Peaks Group and Real world group.
Positive behavior is defined as the actions that create a positive working environment and/or enabling others to work more effectively through what we say or do. We set out to research what impact it has on workfloor behaviour and outcomes. Participants greatly recognised the importance of positive workplace behavior. The group identified barriers, key enablers and KPI’s of Positive behaviour.
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Women in Business

See how 34 (predominantly female) managers see culture openness as the key to have more female senior managS02E05P23ers in business. The issue is not for “women to model masculine behaviour” but for the behaviour of men and women to change. Their plea is for different aspects of culture change with an inclusion of men as change agents in this.  Depending on context, different process changes and hard actions can act as triggers.
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Business agility

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Agility in business means to respond rapidly to change – to do more, more quickly, with less. It is one of the new management responses to rapid digitalization and our changing world.
There are any questions and surely lots of experience and ideas to share
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Simplification

Simplification du droit

Over the last year and a half, a significant number of our clients mentioned the word “simplification” as one of their key top management topics. However, taking focused action that supports your company’s priorities can be quite a challenge. Synthetron organised a think tank session to research this topic
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KPI’s

Managers feel under considerable pressure from imposed KPIs. They deem it possible that a leadership style empowering the employees with a high degree of autonomy could help to lower this pressure. Steering using the 80/20 principle works best to align employee engagement with company success.

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Effective Brainwork

Is effective brainwork supported or inhibited by an open office? Is it merely a question of generation and/or the type of work?
In the framework of a cross-company Business Think Tank we would like to discuss this topic virtually, with you and other experienced leaders.

    • Is effective collaboration, communication and performance enhanced or inhibited by an open office?
    • What enables us to  „slow think“ in an open office?
    • How can we work efficiently in an ever more communicative environment?
    • Is there a difference between generations for the like or dislike of an open office?

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*(If you are interested in more details please visit the brain chains website: https://sites.google.com/site/breakyourbrainchains/)