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 digitization and constant change are the new reality. Further, they will develop the insight needed to monitor their own leader behavior and team responses to this behavior, 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.
TOPICS COVERED IN THIS COURSE INCLUDE:
- 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
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.
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 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.
This course is 15 credits and 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.
Read the admission requirements for this programme.
There are no requirements for prior knowledge beyond the admission requirements.
Basic English skills are recommended.
Students attending the course are evaluated through an individual exam and a term paper. The individual exam accounts for 40% of the total grade and consists of two parts:
- Online contribution (20%): Student’s online contribution will be evaluated based on the extent to which they participate in online module learning activities.
- Self-reflection paper (20%): In this short written assignment, students will analyze their learning from the online activities and reflect on how they have applied this learning in practice (or their thoughts about how it could be applied).
The term paper accounts for 60% of the total grade, and may be written individually or in groups of maximum three persons. All evaluations must be passed to obtain a certificate for the course.
Teaching language is English.
A syllabus is available in the student portal for applicants who have been admitted to the programme. Username and password for the student portal will be sent to you before the start date.
The tution fee is normally charged in two installments, 1-2 weeks after the start of each semester. You will find the invoice under My invoice in the student portal.
See Tuition Fees at BI Norwegian Buisness School for complete overview.
Oslo: Fall 2020
Bergen: Fall 2020
Module 1: 10.09 - 11.09
Module 2: 19.11 - 20.11
We reserve the right to make changes to the schedule.