Erica Rizziato

Erica Rizziato


Erica is responsible for IMO Italy and joined IMO core group in august 2013. The creation of IMO Italy is the accomplishment of a long path to research new approaches to innovate the culture and praxis in organized life.

She studied Statistics at Padua University and  worked in Quality Control in a big company. After this she worked in a University Consortium (Padova Ricerche) as responsible of the start up of a centre to support companies in export and as responsible of several European projects regarding technology transfer and innovation.

Since 1993 she is has been working at the Italian National Research Council (Ircres- Institute for sustainable socio-economic research) in innovation projects  and in 2000 been promoting an action-research project to find innovative approaches and methodology on motivation for workers and organization leaders. In this project she analized and compared Olivetti and Lievegoed impulses and experiences in working community building, collaborating with Prof.Francesco Novara, Adriaan Bekman John Luijten and other colleagues. The result was a new methodology, Training-Development (TD), to co-create organization and personal development. TD is in the framework of methodology of evidential and is applied in several projects of organization, local development and placement. To experiment the methodology Erica created with Adrian Bekman and other colleagues an Association, Motiva ,who was active from 2005 till 2005. After this she created an action research network (ELSE) to stimulate in Italy the culture of development.

Erica documented the results of her work in many articles and booksShe cooperates with several Universities in Italy to innovate learning processes and placement.

She is member of the ISO UNI 26000 Committee (the International standard on Corporate Social Responsibility) and of ISO Technical committee to create the international standard on Human Governance.

She has been using and experimenting since 20 years a social art of movement called ‘Eurythmy’ connecting it to development activity in organizations.