The 3rd International Conference on
Socio-Economic Approach to Management
at the University of St. Thomas
May 14-15, 2015
SEAM International Institute is a collaboration between the University of St. Thomas and the Institute of Socio-Economic Organizations Research (ISEOR), of Lyon, France. The SEAM International Institute was established in 2013 to promote the concepts and values about organizations that are at the core of the SEAM philosophy, to foster the use of SEAM in organizations of all kinds in North America, and to educate consultants and leaders in the Socio-Economic Approach to Management (SEAM).
SEAM is based on the awareness that many organizations base their businesses on old beliefs about management that lead to inefficient and dehumanizing practices, which damage individuals, organizations and society. These beliefs lead to organizational dysfunctions, which in turn lead to hidden costs that are not measured by traditional accounting. The false beliefs about management can be transformed so that individuals and organizations are healthier and more productive, benefitting employees, owners, leaders and stakeholders. Research in over 1300 organizations has shown that the results of a SEAM intervention reduce hidden costs, increase the development of human potential, and are sustainable.