Think Tank 30 of the Club of Rome

The concept of current terms such as agile, Design Thinking, Scrum and Human Centered Design enters the public sector and raise questions about the shaping of political structures. How can processes perceive, absorb and integrate the needs of humans? Can new ways of working soften existing, older, structures and strengthen cooperation?

The 2016 Spring Conference, from the 15th to the 17th of April in Kassel, used the expertise of the Think Tank 30 to allow members present their previous experiences and questions in short Inputs like Pecha Kucha’s. This was complemented by an interesting and comprehensive expert lecture by Prof. Dr. Sabine Junginger, fellow at the Hertie School of Governance.  The afternoon’s focus was on applying and experimenting with agile, iterative and interactive working methods, along the lines of “Are you still talking or have you already done it?”

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Among the issue we dealt with: What can the third sector (politics, business, NGOs) learn from each other in terms of agile, iterative and creative thinking and behavior? How can we respond to the needs of humans faster, and purify processes and make them more effective?

Thanks especially to Julia Manske, Sidonie Fernau, Max Neufeind, Fabian Wiegand, Marcel Deister and Frank Eckert; for great team preparation and the openness of the participants to engage in the process!

For the upcoming fall meeting in the capital of Germany, the focus will be on the topic of populism & empathy!