The future of work, organisational culture, diversity and strategy: no topic is off limits for the UWA MBA Full Time 2016 cohort.
Now, the talented group has published a book of collected essays, titled The MBA Mindset. Edited by MBA graduates Miles Ashton and Jessica Currell, along with UWA academics Allan Trench and John Sykes, the book is published by Major Street Publishing.
One of the book’s greatest strength, say the editors, is in the diverse experiences of its authors.
“The diversity of the author team is a strength of this book.” the editors say.
“The 22 authors hail from many different professions and from all over the world. There are chapters penned by engineers, scientists, operations managers, bankers and financiers, an economist, accountant, media specialist, an IT consultant and a lawyer.”
How can we make the most of artificial intelligence? In the opening chapter, an engineer presents a framework for effectively integrating technology into the workplace.
Other chapters include tips on how organisations can encourage an innovative workplace and learning culture, explore why women still face a tough climb to the top, and ask ‘how far is too far?’ when it comes to maximising company profits.
A consultant and manager from Bhutan—a kingdom known for measuring its progress using gross national happiness (GNH)—examines emotional intelligence and trust within culturally diverse teams. An engineer-turned-management consultant provides tips to stop your consulting report from gathering dust.
Finally, a former managing director of an ASX-listed company explains why he resigned from his well-paying job to enrol in UWA’s intensive MBA and start his own company (hint: it began as a year of intensive procrastination but now strategy, networking and confidence now all make the list of reasons to undertake an MBA).
Verity Chia (Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education) (+61 8) 6488 1346