Date

November 23, 2005

Location

Chicago Booth Europe Campus - London
Woolgate Exchange
25 Basinghall Street
London EC2V 5HA

Program

6:30 pm Program
7:30 pm Cocktails

Strategic Business Leadership: Driving Results through Social Capital

Speaker: Ron Burt
Hobart W. Williams Professor of Sociology and Strategy
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

As companies cut costs and demand greater coordination across lines and between organizations, the formal chain of command is no longer sufficient to create and deliver value. Today it is not enough to build human capital through improved hiring, training, and retention practices. Successful managers must learn to create value through their social capital—their informal relationships within and beyond a firm. Geared toward executives who are charged with developing talent and producing results, this session will address such questions as: What are the forms of social capital and how do you identify them? How can managers employ social capital to create value? How is social capital responsible for your reputation in an organization and your company’s reputation with customers? Join other executives to learn how you can develop your social capital and improve your company’s performance today.