Prof. Prabhu Guptara, Chairperson of GOPIO’s Academic Council, has been appointed the Chairman of the ‘Relational Thinking Network,’ which comprises Relational Analytics and Relational Research. The focus is on learning to think relationally as the first step towards building a more relational world, by learning to see public policy and personal issues through a relational lens, changing goals, values and practices of organizations, and developing an analytical framework appropriate to relationships. This means learning to see life from the perspective of relationships, as opposed to seeing it from the viewpoint of materialism or individualism, changing the priorities and goals of organisations and of nations, and a framework for analysis using directness, continuity, multiplexity, parity and commonality.
Prof. Guptara is Executive Director, Organizational Development, Wolfsberg (a subsidiary of UBS – one of the largest banks in the world). He is also Freeman of the City of London and of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, and Chartered Fellow of the of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development; Fellow of the Institute of Directors of the Royal Commonwealth Society, and of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts Commerce and Manufactures. He has supervised Ph.D research at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) as well as having been adjunct faculty at various Universities and Business Schools around the world.