Penn. Organizational DynamicsProf. Steven F. Freeman
Creativity and Innovation in
Organization and Work

Boston Trip


9:45 arrival in Boston; van to The Kendall Hotel, 350 Main St, Cambridge, Massachusetts

10:25am: Brunch at Hotel

~ 11:30 am  Liquid Bits and the Cambridge Innovation Center

with Hiram Samel and Haggai Goldfarb

~ 2 pm Organizational Culture of Innovation: MIT Walking Tour

More commercial technology has come out of MIT than every other university in the world put together. Why?4:25 Bathroom break (for Tom)

4:30 pm Introduction to System Dynamics - MIT's Systems Approach to Creativity

6 pm Dinner at Hotel

Evening Free time (bedtime check: 10 pm)




10:00 am MIT museum

~ 12:00 noon Tom Koulopoulos: Innovation War Stories

~ 2 pm Communities of Innovation: Boston Innovation Tour

More innovations and more important innovations have come from Boston than any other city in the world. Why?

4:25 Bathroom break (for Tom)

~ 4:30 Distributed Leadership

Elaine Beckman Distributed Leadership with Elaine Beckman, MIT Sloan School Comparative Advantage through Distributed Leadership

6 pm Dinner at Think Tank (No longer flooded I think)

Evening Free time (bedtime check: 10 pm)


9 am: MIT Media Lab   Human Dynamics Group

Sensible Organizations

Data mining of email has provided important insights into how organizations function and what management practices lead to greater productivity. But important communications are almost always face-to-face, so we are missing the greater part of the picture. Today, however, people carry cell phones and wear RFID badges. These body-worn sensor networks mean that we can potentially know who talks to whom, and even how they talk to each other. Sensible Organizations investigates how these new technologies for sensing human interaction can be used to reinvent organizations and management.

~ 10:45 am Brunch: Clover Food Lab (MIT)  About Clover

Noon: MIT / Boston Innovation tour continued led by S. Freeman 2:55 Bathroom break (for Tom)

3:00 pm: Synectics Creativity workshop

Synectics with Rich Harriman, CEO Synectice

Purposeful Creativity and Creative Thinking in Organizations

5:15 Return: Logistics Van from hotel at 5:15 to airport

Questions contact our travel coordinator, Elaine Calabrese -- office (215) 898-8747, cell (610) 574-4130) or Chris Angelucci (215) 898-4259

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