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Author: Matt Monnot

Assistant Professor at University of San Francisco and Director of CHART Lab
Organization Innovation Fitness

Organization Innovation Fitness

Looking forward to hearing from Laszlo Gyorffy this evening at USF, hosted by the USF’s MSOD program. Come and meet Laszlo, President of the Enterprise Development Group, with over 20 years of experience. Based on Laszlo’s work with pioneering enterprises in Silicon Valley and around the globe (e.g., BBC, Panera Bread, IDEO, Toyota, Swisscom, Phillips, Stanford University) he has learned a great deal about what makes innovation prosper. His one-hour talk you will delve into the strategies, ingredients, and organizational dynamics…

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Examining Easterlin’s Paradox in Post-Reform China

Examining Easterlin’s Paradox in Post-Reform China

Had a great time writing this piece for The International Academic Forum‘s interdisciplinary academic platform, Think, designed for both the academic community and general readership. How far is money related to levels of satisfaction with life? Dr Matthew J. Monnot of the University of San Francisco, United States, discusses the contrast between decades of GDP growth in China and stagnant levels of individual life and job satisfaction, questioning whether monetary incentives can fill evolved psychological needs and examining the relationship…

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China Innovation and Global Integration: Silicon Valley and Beyond

China Innovation and Global Integration: Silicon Valley and Beyond

The final acceptance letters have been sent out! The program is being finalized for the China Business Studies Initiative (CBSI) International Conference hosted by University of San Francisco in collaboration with Peking University, the Department of International Science and Technology Cooperation, Ministry of Science and Technology of China, and the World Federation of Overseas Chinese Associations. China Innovation and Global Integration: Silicon Valley and Beyond will take place in Beijing, China from May 17 to 19, 2017 and will serve…

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One Belt, One Road, One World: What’s in it for U.S. Businesses?

One Belt, One Road, One World: What’s in it for U.S. Businesses?

Join China experts for a lively discussion on OBOR and find out how your business can benefit during the CBSI gala event filled with enlightening discussions, networking, and cultural and musical entertainment! China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative represents “the largest and potentially the most transformative engineering effort in human history.” (Chas Freeman, Former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, June 20, 2016). OBOR is already having a transformational impact on the political economies of many Asian nations. Keynote Speaker…

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Disruptive Employee Engagement

Disruptive Employee Engagement

What a fantastic event tonight! Such an engaging and innovative approach to talent management. Thanks to Kyle Hermans! Also thanks to the huge turnout of attendees. Description below. Kyle Hermans will present an interactive discussion that explores disruptive employee engagement. He will explore the roadblocks that stand in the way to building a strong employee experience and how to overcome them to lay the foundation for a change ready culture. Kyle currently holds the position of Partner at Lippincott, a…

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Call for Papers: China Business Studies Initiative (CBSI) 2nd International Conference

Call for Papers: China Business Studies Initiative (CBSI) 2nd International Conference

China Innovation and Global Integration: Silicon Valley and Beyond The 2nd Annual China Business Studies Initiative (CBSI) International Conference hosted by University of San Francisco in collaboration with Peking University, the Department of International Science and Technology Cooperation, Ministry of Science and Technology of China, and the World Federation of Overseas Chinese Associations . Date: May 17-19, 2017 Location: Langfang, JingJinJi, China (near Beijing) Submission Deadline: January 25, 2017 Notice of Acceptance: February 25, 2017 Early Bird Registration: March 10,…

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Call for Papers: China Innovation & Global Integration 2017 Conference

Call for Papers: China Innovation & Global Integration 2017 Conference

Looking forward to co-chairing, with Dr. Liang Wang, the academic program of the University of San Francisco’s China Business Studies Initiative 2nd Annual Conference. The conference will be held in Beijing and hosted in collaboration with the School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Peking University and the Department of International Science and Technology Cooperation, Ministry of Science and Technology of China. We are inviting submissions of academic papers, case studies, and practitioner perspectives on the broad topic of innovation and global…

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USF Commencement, CHART Lab RA Departures, and Carrying Forth Our Aspirations

USF Commencement, CHART Lab RA Departures, and Carrying Forth Our Aspirations

Excited to see my Undergraduate Management majors and Masters of Organization Development students graduating this afternoon. I’m also proud to see several of my CHART Lab Research Assistants graduating. As a team we will miss their substantive contributions to our research projects, but we’re all excited to see what they accomplish in their post-academic careers. I was honored to provide the Commencement Benediction this year. As a secular scientist who is also a proponent of many of the values associated…

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Everything we eat both causes and cures cancer, or not.

Everything we eat both causes and cures cancer, or not.

A comical (heartbreaking?) look at the impact of “p-hacking” (e.g., See failure to Replicate), overstated findings (e.g., Dr. Love), and poorly conducted research (e.g., Power Posers). For more resources on identifying illegitimate research, visit Leif, Joseph, and Uri over at Data Colada, keep up on Retraction Watch, and support the Open Science Framework initiative. Note: Video Shared by Mike McDaniel via the HRD Div Listserve today.

Structure is not organization, or, Ce n’est pas une organization

Structure is not organization, or, Ce n’est pas une organization

An iconic management consulting article written more than three decades ago by several legendary Bay Area organization development (or effectiveness) consultants. Still relevant today. “Our assertion is that productive organizational change is not simply a matter of structure, although structure is important. It is not so simple as the interaction between strategy and structure, although strategy is critical too. Our claim is that effective organizational change is really the relationship between structure, strategy, systems, style, skills, staff, and something we…

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