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  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Oehmen, Josef; Stingl, Verena; Witz, Petr;
    Publisher: The London School of Economics and Political Science
    Countries: Denmark, United Kingdom

    Soon, we will all have convinced ourselves that we knew all along what was going to happen. Hindsight bias is how our brain manages its scarce resources and protects us from losing faith.The reality is that for the time being, both policy makers and business leaders have to keep making some of the biggest decisions of their lives under some of the worst uncertainty of their lives. In a previous article, we talked about how we can use resilience thinking to make better choices. Today, we want to look at another crucial aspect: how can we ensure the legitimacy of our actions, i.e., reflect on how much support we can expect from the general public or our employees for what we are about to ask of them.Megaproject management may not be the first area of expertise you turn to for advice in the current situation. We will explain in a little while why you should. Our interest in megaproject management focuses on the risk management side of things, particularly risks surrounding public support (or opposition) of these rather impactful and wide ranging endeavours. Here is why looking at megaprojects for inspiration in the current situation is interesting: They are very significant investments, they cause changes at societal scale (at least locally), they are unique, with a significant dose of first-of-a-kind actions, and at some point they are over and transition what they build into operations. That does sound a bit familiar these days.While legitimacy is important, there are also other factors. Most notably, legality and feasibility. A common pitfall for managers of megaprojects and business leaders or policymakers alike, is to take action that is legal (or at least: later legalised) and feasible, but not seen as legitimate. That leads into dangerous territory of provoking significant resistance.There are three aspects to the legitimacy of megaprojects that also apply to the legitimacy of the rather drastic actions being taken today by governments and business leaders.

  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2020
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Oehmen, Josef;
    Publisher: The London School of Economics and Political Science
    Countries: Denmark, United Kingdom

    When I started running the numbers at the end of January, I reluctantly began to draw my own conclusions regarding plausible future scenarios. I had a hard time convincing myself. I subsequently (re) learned that good old fashioned ‘denial’ is the first step of dealing with any crisis. As any good academic, I had written about it, but was strangely irritated when I experienced it myself. First, inside my own head, then with people I talked to. I’m writing when the coronavirus pandemic is in its initial stages. We are collectively snapping out of ‘denial’ right now, which is followed by panic, then anger, and eventually, a new pragmatism (discussed nicely by Karl Taro Greenfeld in this article for The Atlantic). I want to share some thoughts on fast-tracking your organisation towards the ‘new pragmatism’ stage. If you think risk management is a fairly specialised field, wait until you discover the many tribes that share it and constantly bicker about what exactly it is and means. I will highlight some thinking principles from corners that rarely make front page news: deep uncertainty, resilience and psychometric risk assessment.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Stingl, Verena; Lantz, Marcus; Oehmen, Josef;
    Publisher: The London School of Economics and Political Science
    Countries: United Kingdom, Denmark

    To drive your digital transformation, you need to become skilful in connecting the past, present and future in a compelling story, write Verena Stingl, Marcus Lantz and Josef Oehmen

  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2018
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Oehmen, Josef; Willumsen, Pelle Lundquist; Kadir, Bzhwen A; Juul Andersen, Torben;
    Publisher: London School of Economics and Political Science
    Countries: United Kingdom, Denmark

    With this post, we are going to dive deeper into the uncertainty dimension. What are the key uncertainties (and subsequent risks) to successfully implementing a strategy? The point of departure for our research into this question was our risk management experience in large-scale technology programmes, for example in aerospace and defence, infrastructure development and autonomous vehicles. Those programs are good proxies for strategy initiatives in technology-driven companies – their success usually makes or breaks organisations, and the careers of people running them.

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  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Oehmen, Josef; Stingl, Verena; Witz, Petr;
    Publisher: The London School of Economics and Political Science
    Countries: Denmark, United Kingdom

    Soon, we will all have convinced ourselves that we knew all along what was going to happen. Hindsight bias is how our brain manages its scarce resources and protects us from losing faith.The reality is that for the time being, both policy makers and business leaders have to keep making some of the biggest decisions of their lives under some of the worst uncertainty of their lives. In a previous article, we talked about how we can use resilience thinking to make better choices. Today, we want to look at another crucial aspect: how can we ensure the legitimacy of our actions, i.e., reflect on how much support we can expect from the general public or our employees for what we are about to ask of them.Megaproject management may not be the first area of expertise you turn to for advice in the current situation. We will explain in a little while why you should. Our interest in megaproject management focuses on the risk management side of things, particularly risks surrounding public support (or opposition) of these rather impactful and wide ranging endeavours. Here is why looking at megaprojects for inspiration in the current situation is interesting: They are very significant investments, they cause changes at societal scale (at least locally), they are unique, with a significant dose of first-of-a-kind actions, and at some point they are over and transition what they build into operations. That does sound a bit familiar these days.While legitimacy is important, there are also other factors. Most notably, legality and feasibility. A common pitfall for managers of megaprojects and business leaders or policymakers alike, is to take action that is legal (or at least: later legalised) and feasible, but not seen as legitimate. That leads into dangerous territory of provoking significant resistance.There are three aspects to the legitimacy of megaprojects that also apply to the legitimacy of the rather drastic actions being taken today by governments and business leaders.

  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2020
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Oehmen, Josef;
    Publisher: The London School of Economics and Political Science
    Countries: Denmark, United Kingdom

    When I started running the numbers at the end of January, I reluctantly began to draw my own conclusions regarding plausible future scenarios. I had a hard time convincing myself. I subsequently (re) learned that good old fashioned ‘denial’ is the first step of dealing with any crisis. As any good academic, I had written about it, but was strangely irritated when I experienced it myself. First, inside my own head, then with people I talked to. I’m writing when the coronavirus pandemic is in its initial stages. We are collectively snapping out of ‘denial’ right now, which is followed by panic, then anger, and eventually, a new pragmatism (discussed nicely by Karl Taro Greenfeld in this article for The Atlantic). I want to share some thoughts on fast-tracking your organisation towards the ‘new pragmatism’ stage. If you think risk management is a fairly specialised field, wait until you discover the many tribes that share it and constantly bicker about what exactly it is and means. I will highlight some thinking principles from corners that rarely make front page news: deep uncertainty, resilience and psychometric risk assessment.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Stingl, Verena; Lantz, Marcus; Oehmen, Josef;
    Publisher: The London School of Economics and Political Science
    Countries: United Kingdom, Denmark

    To drive your digital transformation, you need to become skilful in connecting the past, present and future in a compelling story, write Verena Stingl, Marcus Lantz and Josef Oehmen

  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2018
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Oehmen, Josef; Willumsen, Pelle Lundquist; Kadir, Bzhwen A; Juul Andersen, Torben;
    Publisher: London School of Economics and Political Science
    Countries: United Kingdom, Denmark

    With this post, we are going to dive deeper into the uncertainty dimension. What are the key uncertainties (and subsequent risks) to successfully implementing a strategy? The point of departure for our research into this question was our risk management experience in large-scale technology programmes, for example in aerospace and defence, infrastructure development and autonomous vehicles. Those programs are good proxies for strategy initiatives in technology-driven companies – their success usually makes or breaks organisations, and the careers of people running them.

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