Curiosity did not kill the cat. It made the cats life worth living.
I am Sami
Expert in rapid, non-predictive, hands-on innovation, managing uncertainty, and designing organisations as living systems.
Co-author of 'Kehitä Kokeillen' – a practical guidebook to Experimentation-Driven Innovation.
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My main professional interest is organisation design. More specifically, how to create ambidextrous organisations that are continuously adapting and innovating.
At the heart of my approach is seeing organisations as complex adaptive systems. As opposed to the traditional way of seeing them as hierarchical, transaction-based mechanistic entities.
Some of the key tenets in this way of thinking include emphases on trust and clarity of purpose, self-organisation, self-management and complete transparency of information flows.
I write about these topics in Finnish in organisaatiodesign.fi. I also offer training, facilitation and consulting services.
I co-authored the first hands-on guide to Experimentation-Driven Innovation. It was published in Finland as Kehitä kokeillen in December 2015.
The book covers Experimentation-Driven Innovation process, contrasts it to planning-driven methods, and details how the project context should determine which approach to use.
We also provide practical tips for managing uncertain projects, as well as a number of ways to design experiments and create prototypes. All aimed towards rapid knowledge creation and solving key uncertainties.
The experimentation-driven approach is another area where I offer training, facilitation and consulting services.
Filosofian Akatemia is a Helsinki-based boutique consulting company with its roots in philosophy, psychology and neuroscience. Many of its key people are also involved in hands-on academic research.
People’s intrinsic motivation is at the heart of what Filosofian Akatemia does. On a practical level we help organisations to remove barriers to intrinsic motivation and create structures that support it.
This is deeply linked to designing organisations as adaptive and innovative living systems.
To find out more, please visit filosofianakatemia.fi.
I am working together with the city of Helsinki in an EU-funded project that aims to strengthen the role of the business sector and research and development communities in the service ecosystem.
Other goals include increasing customer-orientation, enabling new kinds of markets, improving the effectiveness of services, increasing productivity and strengthening competitiveness.
In conjunction to these aims, we are also looking into improving both digital and physical public services, and exploring new ways to develop these services.
For more information, please visit the official Six City Strategy website.