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About the course

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?

Programme structure

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.

Who should attend

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

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Sut I Wong

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 relationship-based leadership, virtual tea...

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Elizabeth Solberg

Elizabeth Solberg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour at BI Norwegian Business School. She received her Ph.D. from BI Norwegian Business School in 2017. Her dissertation research focuses on employee flexibility and adaptivity in response to ongoi...

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