Logic at Work: Guest Lecture by James Paterson - Philosophy and Mathematics Alumnus
|Dates:||2 October 2017|
|Times:||17:00 - 18:00|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||Current University students|
Is the use of logic in the workplace a blessing or a curse?
Our guest speaker, James Paterson, will explore the fascinating topic of how logic can be both a blessing and a curse in the workplace, drawing on examples from his vast experience of helping companies to manage risk.
The lecture will consider the ways in which a good grounding in logical and critical thinking skills might give you a real “edge” at work, helping you cut through debates and disagreements to arrive at key questions and robust decisions. However, it will also discuss how a logical and thoughtful approach might hamper your impact and influence if you expect others to think as you do, since, irrationality, pragmatic and political factors play a crucial role in the workplace.
James is a University of Manchester graduate in Mathematics and Philosophy (1985), former Chief Internal Auditor at AstraZeneca, and now runs his own consultancy, helping companies to manage their governance, risk and auditing activities. He also delivers training across Europe and coaches senior managers. In addition to his BSc from the University of Manchester, he holds a Masters degree in Management from McGill University, Canada. James is also author of the book "Lean Auditing", published by J Wiley and Sons in 2015.
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