Individual master courses

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.


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 digitization 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 regardless of where this new reality takes them.

By combining campus sessions and online learning processes, including both individual and group-based exercises, this course aims to offer a more effective and practical approach to teaching.


  • The workplace of the future: Major trends and challenges related to leading in digitized workplaces and digital transformation initiatives
  • Implementing agile, digital teamwork
  • How proactive innovations in job design can be leveraged to facilitate change processes
  • Digital mindsets: how to both develop and leverage the mindsets needed in the organization
  • Enabling innovation and digital transformation: How leaders create the adaptive space needed for the learning and innovation necessary for digital transformation to flourish
  • Leveraging digital platforms to lead organisational transformation


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


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 behaviours, 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 behaviour - 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.

Practical information


Oslo: Fall 2020
Module 1: 07.09 - 08.09
Module 2: 14.12 - 15.12
Digital start 17.08

Application deadline: 3 September

Fall 2020 (Online) 
Module 1: 07.09 - 08.09
Module 2: 14.12 - 15.12
Digital start 17.08

(For Bergen: This course will be streamed from Campus Oslo).

Application deadline: 3 September

We reserve the right to make changes to the schedule.