Executive Master of Management

Leading in Digitized Workplaces

This course teaches you how to become an effective leader in dynamic and increasingly digitized business environments, as well as how you can lead others in a fast-paced, digital era.

WHY LEADING IN DIGITIZED WORKPLACES?

As digital technologies advance, the pace, scope, and complexity of change experienced in organisations has reached unprecedented levels. Developing the capabilities for leading in the digital age is essential for the success of both companies and leaders.

Leading in digitized workplaces requires having both a “digital mindset” regarding technological changes and transformation, and an understanding of how to adapt and move the organisation forward in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environments.

As the success of change largely relies on employees’ willingness and ability to adapt, an important component of leadership in this context is also relaying and supporting change within their teams.

By attending this course, leaders will develop the knowledge and skills to lead more effectively in an age where digitisation and constant change are the new reality. Further, they will develop the insight needed to monitor their own leader behaviour and team responses to this behaviour, such that they are better able to manage themselves and others.

TOPICS COVERED IN THIS COURSE INCLUDE:

  • The digital workforce and leading the workplace of the future
  • Digital transformation as organisational change
  • Digital mindsets
  • Innovations in job design
  • Enabling leadership
  • Leveraging digital platforms to lead organisational transformation

COURSE SCHEDULE

Campus Day 1 
The digital workforce and the workplace of the future 
What does digital transformation entail in an organization? What may the opportunities and challenges be?

Campus Day 2
Digital transformation as organizational change
What can we learn from research on change management in leading digital transformation? Do traditional change management models hold in the digital age?

Online learning theme 1
Digital mindsets – self and other awareness
What are digital mindsets? How may we understand our own digital mindset? How can we leverage employees’ digital mindsets in leading the digital changes?

Online learning theme 2
Innovations in job design – proactivity in resource acquisition and competence crafting
What is job crafting and why does it matter? How may we shape, mold, and refine our jobs to proactively respond to the increasingly digital environments?

Campus Day 3
Enabling leadership: creating adaptive space and facilitating emergence in dynamic and increasingly digital environments
What are the key challenges of leading in dynamic and increasingly digital environments? How is enabling leadership different from transformational leadership or leading change?

Campus Day 4
Leveraging digital platforms to lead organizational transformation
How can electronic human resource management platforms be used to instigate and facilitate change? What is the best configuration of e-HRM tools to maximize adaptability and effectiveness?

WHO IS THIS PROGRAMME FOR?

This course is relevant for leaders in both private and public organisations and across industries, as well as anyone with leadership responsibilities. 

Faculty

Sut I Wong

Sut I Wong 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. er research interests include relationship-based leadership, virtual team leadership, human resource practices for individual innovative and proactive behaviors, such as job crafting. Her more recent research looks into management practices for digital change. 

Elizabeth Solberg

Elizabeth Solberg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour. Her more general research interests include employees' change-oriented behavior - whether that be adapting to changes at work or proactively initiating changes that improve one's job functioning or career prospects. Her teaching areas include topics in Human Resource Management, Leadership, and Organizational Behaviour.

Contact us

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like further information about our Executive Programmes.

Administration

With all of our master programmes, you will have a direct contact person who will be available from the time of application until the final exam.

Oslo: Katrine Sveen Fjellestad:
Telephone - +47 464 10 921 - E-mail: katrine.s.fjellestad@bi.no

Practical information

Start date and Schedule

Oslo Autumn 2018

Online «kick-off»: 15 Oct
Module 1: 25 - 26 Oct
Module 2: 17 - 18 Dec

Exam: 25 – 28 Jan
Project delivery: 15 Feb

This course is conducted through a combination of campus and online learning process. The campus module will consist of 2 sessions x 2 days. The online module will combine different web-based techniques, both individually and in groups. The combination of campus and online learning process equals 75 lecturing hours over one semester.

Please note that while attendance is not compulsory in all courses, it is the student's own responsibility to obtain any information provided in class that is not included on the course homepage or other course materials.

Exam fall 2018/spring 2019

The students are evaluated through a term paper and an individual home exam. The term paper accounts for 60% of the total grade, and may be written individually or in groups of maximum three persons. The individual 72 hour home exam accounts for 40% of the total grade. All evaluations must be passed to obtain a certificate for the course. 

Admission requirements

Read the admission requirements for this programme.

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