The whole premise of organizational life is that groups of people can make better decisions and see more and better than individuals working alone. But all too often, that premise feels illusory: hierarchy, bureaucracy, complexity all seem to get in the way of individuals and organizations fulfilling their potential. So what are the big stumbling blocks and how can we overcome them?
How can we see better, work smarter and feel better in the work that we do?
Margaret Heffernan joined HRD Live at the HRD Summit UK 2020 to discuss the ways in which organizations can create environments that unleash the creativity of their people.
Dr. Margaret Heffernan produced programmes for the BBC for 13 years. She then moved to the US where she spearheaded multimedia productions for Intuit, The Learning Company and Standard & Poor’s. She was Chief Executive of Information Corporation, ZineZone Corporation and then iCast Corporation and was named as one of the “Top 100 Media Executives” by The Hollywood Reporter as a result.
The author of five books, Margaret’s third book, ‘Willful Blindness : Why We Ignore the Obvious at our Peril’ was named one of the most important business books of the decade by the Financial Times. In 2015, she was awarded the Transmission Prize for ‘A Bigger Prize: Why Competition isn’t Everything and How We Do Better’, described as “meticulously researched…engagingly written…universally relevant and hard to fault.”
Her TED talks have been seen by over seven million people and in 2015 TED published ‘Beyond Measure: The Big Impact of Small Changes’. She is Lead Faculty for the Forward Institute’s Responsible Leadership Programme and, through Merryck & Co., mentors CEOs and senior executives of major global organizations. She holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Bath and continues to write for the Financial Times, the New York Observer and the Huffington Post.