Tag: education

Higher Education in Brazil from a systems perspective

 

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CBESP XI, 2018. photo: Olaf Brugman (c)

Investments in higher education are needed to increase access to higher education in Brazil, to accelerate technological innovation, and to combat widespread corruption. These are some key conclusions of the 11th Brazilian Conference on Private Higher Education (“CBESP XI”), convened by ABMES, the Brazilian Association of Organisations Maintaining Higher Education, held in June on the Island of Comandatuba, Brazil.

Choosing the Right Leadership for the Long-Term and Sustainable Business

 

Controlling Desires - Vilma Machado
Controlling Desires. (c) by Vilma Machado, 2009.

How to get the right leadership to lead a business in a viable way while contributing materially to sustainable development? This article explores the necessity to take a long-term approach to business development, the nature of solution design by leaders, and their implications for getting the right leadership for long-term viable and sustainable business development.

Holacracy: How Applying Coding Models to Management Problems Creates a Mess when Proven Knowledge from Management Science is Ignored

Complex Dialogues - Vilma Machado 2016
Complex Dialogue, 2016, by Vilma Machado (c)

The article shows a sharp eye for the flaws of Holacracy, or rather of the way Holacracy as a model for designing and running businesses has been implemented. The way Holacracy is known to generate problems when applied with a wider scope than the mere team scope. Implementing management and organisational principles like holacratic principles and having to abandon those within a couple of months of years after deep conflicts were created and the effectiveness of the business was put in jeopardy is treating your staff, your stakeholders and funders as guinea pigs.