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Paul Harvey


Paul Harvey is the Managing Director and Chief Phantasist of Synthesis, an organisational design company whose mission is to help make workplaces more real. Paul also works as a Leadership Consultant at INSEAD Global Leadership Centre (IGLC).

With childlike curiosity, Paul imagines the impossible. His psychodynamic approach to consulting and organisational development helps leaders bring to conscious awareness the hidden emotions and thoughts that drive our behaviour.

Paul brings 20+ years of experience working with MNCs, start-ups and business schools across Asia, Europe and North America, in a broad range of talent management roles. His expertise is in organisational design. He strives to uncover and better understand hidden dynamics in organisations and teams to support change and transition processes. Previously, he spent more than a decade at Franklin Templeton Investments in a variety of Corporate Human Resources roles and led large-scale enterprise-wide initiatives including HR due diligence and post-acquisition integration initiatives.

Paul holds an Executive Masters in Coaching and Consulting for Change (Distinction) from INSEAD and is a member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems. He is certified as a Barrett Values Center CTT Consultant and in a variety of psychometric instruments. He is also a Leadership Consultant and Coach at INSEAD Global Leadership Centre, helping senior executives become more self-aware leaders.

He is married with two children. In his spare time, he is an avid marathon runner and world traveller.

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Using Play to Address Uncertainties at Work

Enoch Li & Paul Harvey

Pop-up holding environments can help people and teams become more resilient, adaptable and cooperative.