Has Covid helped develop a digital internal culture, or is this a myth?

#NORA/EACD breakfast meeting

  • Starts:11:00, 2 September 2020
  • Ends:12:00, 2 September 2020
  • Location:Zoom
  • Contact:#NORA (nora@bi.no )

The Nordic Alliance for Communication & Management (#NORA)Has Covid helped develop a digital internal culture, or is this a myth? 

Sut I Wong, PhD, is a Professor in Communication and Leadership at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI, read more here. She will introduce the webinar with some reflections on how new ways of working remotely have changed expectations to both leadership and employees.  

Assistant Professor Eliane Bucher is currently also a lecturer in Media- and Communications Management at the University of St. Gallen, read more here. Her current research interests center on digital labor practices and platforms. She will talk about how the rapid expansion of Teams, Slack, FB@work etc. have changed the way we interact, and how these trends have been affected by the Covid-driven remote work.

Dervis Mansuroglu is a principal officer and a competency manager for a team of developers at the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV). He has a master's degree in computer science and will share how new digital tools have affected a huge organization that also is in the midst of dealing with the consequences of the Covid pandemic with at times over 300 000 unemployed people seeking their help.

The session will be finalized by a panel discussion led by Cathrine Torp, EVP Communications and user experience at The Research Council of Norway, bringing in some empiric data from a high-competency organization now having a few months of remote and work.

Panelists: Prof Sut I Wong, PhD (BI Norwegian Business School), Assistant Prof Eliane Bucher (BI Norwegian Business School), Dervis Mansuroglu (NAV), Cathrine Torp (Research Council of Norway).


  • Sut I Wong

  • Eliane Bucher

  • Dervis Mansuroglu

  • Cathrine Torp


Lecture 3: Trends in Communication Ethics and Communicators’ Blindness to Ethical Issues
- 18 September 2020, 11:30-12:30 (CET)

Panelists: Prof Jesper Falkheimer (Lund University) & Suzanne van Gils (BI Norwegian Business School) including leading CCO/practitioners

Lecture 4: Public Sector Communication and new forms of Influence
- 2 November 2020, 17:00-18:00 (CET)

Panelists: Prof Gregor Halff (Copenhagen Business School), Prof Vilma Luoma-aho (Jyväskylä University) including leading CCO/practitioners

Lecture 5: Crisis Management and Crisis Communication – A Nordic Dimension?
- 19 November 2020, 11:30-12:30 (CET)

Panelists: Prof Finn Frandsen, Prof Winni Johansen, (Aarhus University) & Prof Jesper Falkheimer (Lund University) including leading CCO/practitioners


For further information please contact:
Sara Linvåg Næss: sara.l.nass@bi.no