To make behaviour change sustainable, take a design approach. This applies equally well to both our personal lives and to our work organisations.
To improve the performance of an organisation, you need to change the underlying system responsible for producing that performance. And to change that system, you need to change the thinking that created the system in the first place.
I help those who want to change thinking and see things differently.
~Work with me~
My speaking and consulting work revolves around the topics of organisation design in the age of complexity, managing innovation, and the experimentation-driven approach to organisation development. I navigate smoothly from the abstract concepts and the ‘why’ of things to the nitty-gritty of concrete tools, practices and methods in my talks, workshops and trainings.
I am a certified facilitator of LEGO Serious Play, which is a methodology and toolkit for dealing with complex social and business challenges. LEGO Serious Play can be extremely effective when it is necessary to have everyone engage in the process and openly present their ideas and points of view. Use cases range from corporate strategies and scenario work to team building, idea generation and project planning.
I am a co-author in the first hands-on guide to Experimentation-Driven Innovation, published in Finland as Kehitä kokeillen in December 2015. We offer speaking, training, consulting and workshops. For more information about the book and our services, please visit kehitakokeillen.fi (Finnish only) or send me a message!
I act as the Chief Organisation Designer in this Helsinki-based boutique consulting company. Our main focus areas are people’s intrinsic motivation at work, designing adaptive and innovative organisations, and helping our clients improve their effectiveness especially in the area of knowledge work. We also deliver large-scale organisational development projects and are involved in hands-on academic research. To find out more, please visit filosofianakatemia.fi (sorry, we do not have a site in English quite yet) or send me a message!
“Sami really knows his shit.”
–Paul Gibbons, author of The Science of Successful Organizational Change
“Sami is a systems thinker, human-centric process genius, economist with the heart of a philosopher. In conversation he paints the picture of organisation as a living system, and how one should approach changing its structures and practices. It is nothing less than astonishing, exciting and inspiring.”
–Karoliina Jarenko, CEO, Filosofian Akatemia