MBA or Sherlock Holmes? Roles and skills needed for today’s organizational management
By AmCham-userPublished On 10/04/2023
Insights into indispensable future skills
AmCham partnered with CITY College, University of York Europe Campus to host a presentation by Professor Thierry Burger-Helmchen outlining the state of current academic research and real-life business examples of managers’ roles and skills.
The attendees were able to learn more about how the most skilled managers were distinguished by their problem-solving skills and creativity, as well as how to acquire these skills and gain efficiency. The presentation also focused on business analysis using models celebrated by the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, as well as how his approach to sleuthing, analytics, problem-solving, theorizing, and deduction could fit into or be used in the manager’s demanding environment.
The presentation explained the skills each manager had to possess goal setting and measurement, business organization, staff motivation and development, and communication. Professor Burger-Helmchen showcased the findings of a 2021 survey of 300 Australian, French, and German managers which uncovered obstacles or hindrances to doing business that also posed challenges for managers.
Professor Burger-Helmchen is Deputy Vice-President for Learning and Teaching at the University of Strasbourg where he also teaches Innovation Management. He has authored more than 50 papers and several textbooks in economics and management and is a former Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management at the University of Strasbourg.
The presentation from the event is available via this link.