Master class d. 9. oktober

This master class with professor Marjo Lips-Wiersma (New Zealand) and associate professor Camilla Sløk (CBS) offers insights into the question of ethics and sustainability. We ask: “What are the limits and possibilities for leaders to work with meaningful work?”

Onsdag, 9 oktober, 2019 - 14:00 to 17:00



Professor Marjo Lips-Wiersma has done intensive research on sustainability in organizations, including the role of management. In this master class we ask what are the limits and possibilities of leadership?

We hear that managers are expected to do all for organization, and increasingly, management is becoming universal framework for negotiating a myriad of human experiences and interactions. But what contribution does it make (directly or indirectly) to human well-being? And what is meaningful work for managers and employees? Can managers contribute to meaningful work?

Associate professor Camilla Sløk will present her 7 years of research on the nexus between responsibility and guilt in leadership.

While responsibility is considered a strength for any leader who wants respect, the flipside of responsibility is never really considered. While the environment of an organization is eager to find who to blame, when things go wrong, contemporary organizational literature, has no reflection on what responsibility gone wrong means for them.

Camilla’s studies show that the other side of responsibility is tabooed, and maybe for a good reason. Often the complexity of organization takes on several dimensions, when things go wrong. However, leaders should be better to shoulder events that go wrong, and view the negative side of responsibility as also a part of leadership. Also when it means scapegoating of the leader, and maybe even sometimes rightful judgment of the leader as being in the wrong.

The master class will take place at Dalgas Have, 2000 Frederiksberg, room DH.V.0.108. The master class is free of charge.
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Sidst opdateret: Master of Public Governance // 01/10/2019