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Leader's Toolbox: Leveraging Mindsets for Digital Change

How can we leverage our own and our employees’ mindsets when leading digital changes?

Digital information and communication technologies are fundamentally changing the nature and context of work. Many organizations are actively working to introduce and use new technologies in a strategic and prioritized way aiming to facilitate efficiencies in the workplace, increase effectiveness, and drive innovation and competitive advantage.

However, realizing these benefits is highly dependent on employees’ acceptance of digital changes and adoption of new technologies. This presents a real challenge for the managers leading technological changes.

Fundamental beliefs – or "mindsets" –  held by employees could override information about technological benefits and features and influence their acceptance of new digital solutions and the ways in which they use them.

At this seminar, Associate Professor Elizabeth Solberg, Associate Professor Laura E. Mercer Traavik and Professor Sut I Wong (in alphabetical order) will discuss research on different mindsets and how we may leverage our own and our employees’ mindsets when leading digital changes.

Leaders toolbox (Lederens verktøykasse) is a series of seminars at BI Norwegian Business School. Free participation. Make sure to register as space is limited.

Practical information

  • Time:Friday, 27 April 2018 08:00 - 09:30
  • Place:Campus Oslo
  • Contact:Hilde Spæren (alumni@bi.no)

Auditorium: C1-020

Programme

  • Time
  • Title
  • Speakers
  • Registration and light breakfast

  • Towards Digital Change – The Importance of Mindsets. (lecture in English).

  • Questions and Answers

Speakers

Elizabeth SolbergElizabeth Solberg, Associate Professor, BI Norwegian Business School
Elizabeth Solberg, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour at BI Norwegian Business School. Her research interests include employees' change-oriented behavior in dynamic work contexts - whether that be adapting to task-oriented or technological changes at work, learning the skills needed to keep pace with change, or proactively initiating changes that improve job functioning or one’s career prospects. Her research also examines the organizational, managerial, and personal factors that facilitate change-oriented attitudes and behavior. Her work has been published in international journals such as Human Resource Management and The Leadership Quarterly.

Laura M E TraavikLaura E. M. Traavik, Associate Professor, BI Norwegian Business School
Laura E.M. Traavik, PhD, is an Associate Professor in in the Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour at BI Norwegian Business School and is currently the Associate Dean for the Master of Science program in Leadership and Organizational Psychology.  Her research interests address diversity and inclusion and investigate policies, disclosure, identity and belonging, in the work place. Her research has also examined negotiation in groups and teams.  Her work has been published in international journals such as International Journal of Human Resource Management and the European Management Journal.

Sut I WongSut I Wong, Professor, BI Norwegian Business School
Sut I Wong, PhD is a Professor in Communication and Leadership in the Department of Communication and Culture. She is currently a co-Director of the Nordic Centre for Internet and Society looking into new ways of working. Her research interests include innovation in job design, relationship-based leadership, virtual team leadership, and employee proactivity. Her more recent research looks into managing digital change. Her work is extensively published in top-tier journals such as, among others, the Journal of Management, the Leadership Quarterly, Human Resource Management Journal and Human Resource Management.