Bank Muscat hosts Harvard Business School alumni event

February 18, 2017

Bank Muscat, in association with Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) and Harvard Business School (HBS), organised an HBS alumni learning event at the bank’s head office, which was attended by AbdulRazak Ali Issa, chief executive, members of the management team and Harvard Alumni Club of the GCC.

Bank Muscat maintains strong relations with leading global business schools where senior Omani executives are nominated to attend management and leadership development programmes. Bank Muscat and HBS enjoy a strong partnership in offering management and leadership development programmes for management team members. In recognition of the collaboration in leadership development of the bank’s management team members, HBP and HBS presented an award to Issa.

Issa said, “Bank Muscat is proud of its association with HBS for providing top-grade leadership and management training to management team members. The bank has adopted innovative strategies to equip Omani employees to take up leadership positions in tandem with future challenges. HR practices focus on creating, nurturing and supporting employees to meet the bank’s ambitious growth plans. The initiative comes as part of the efforts and commitment by the bank to equip Omani employees with leadership and management acumen.”

Dr Francesca Gino, professor of Business Administration in the Negotiation, Organisations & Markets Unit at HBS, led the learning session on the topic ‘Making Better Decisions’.

The reference for the discussion was Dr Gino’s latest publication: ‘Sidetracked - Why Our Decisions Get Derailed and How We Can Stick to the Plan’. In this book, Dr Gino explores inconsistent decisions played out in a wide range of circumstances - from our roles as consumers and employees (what we buy and how we manage others) to the choices that we make more broadly as human beings.