The purpose of this meeting is to gain from an understanding of current research and how individuals and organisations can improve the way their teams work and with be chaired by Professor Terence Knibb, retired chief scientist of BAE Systems.
The meeting will begin with a presentation by Pam Jones of Ashridge Business School on research findings about leading, motivating and managing complex teams. This will be followed by an interactive presentation from Bill Metcalf of Cambridge Strategic Management entitled ‘Project Management in an R&D context’. Bill will describe the factors to be considered in leading an R&D project team, managing and influencing all those critical in ensuring optimal goals are attained. Describing case examples from his experience managing R&D projects in Europe and the United States.
There will be a break for coffee and refreshments which will be followed by a provoking presentation from Steve Martin, Managing Director of Influence At Work (UK). Together with social psychologist Professor Robert Cialdini and Dr. Noah Goldstein he is the author of the recently published book ‘Yes! 50 Secrets from the Science of Persuasion’. Steve will be speaking on how to influence organisational change, teams and individual behaviour.
The meeting will conclude with a discussion between the meeting participants and the speakers, chaired by Professor Knibb.
Doors open for registration and coffee at 1pm. The meeting starts at 1.30pm, with a refreshment break at 3.30pm, and should conclude by 5pm. The meeting fee is £25 for R&D Society members and £50 for non-members, including refreshments.
Booking viat the event homepage is required - you can mark yourself as attending here, but please submit a booking form in advance.
Official Website: http://www.rdsoc.org/08S2.html
Added by R and D Society on January 14, 2008