I am a PhD student in Business Administration at the Department of Management and Organization (DMO). I also work as an organizational- and leadership consultant.
The current work title of my research project is:
To share or not to share - that is the question
- sharing of failure and success experiences at work
Why this project
Research on organizational learning and knowledge sharing suggests that failures can be an important source of knowledge creation that enhances different outcomes such as: productivity, performance, innovation, decision-making, and organizational development
However, knowledge about the processes, activities and behaviors that underlie the sharing of experiences of failure is still very limited. For instance, we still do not know enough about the conditions that support and/or hinder the sharing of failure experiences, and the mechanisms involved. Neither do we know if there are potential unintended consequences for people and/or organizations
The purpose of this thesis is therefore to investigate the sharing of failure experiences at work. More precisely the aim is to examine the conditions that support and/or hinder such failure sharing, the consequences of failure sharing, and the mechanisms involved
Current research questions
- What are the processes, activities, and behaviors that underlie the sharing of failure experiences at work?
- What are the enablers and barriers to the sharing of failure experiences at work, and what mechanisms are involved?
- What are the consequences of failure sharing at work for people and/or organizations?
Looking for future collaborations
Now looking for organizations to conduct the next research study. Research questions are always formed in collaboration with the organization
My research also contains the concept of compassion
at workplaces. I have a hypothesis about compassion as a mean to enhance organizational learning and knowledge sharing, especially concerning sharing of failures. The view I take on the concept of compassion can be described with the below quote.
”The most compelling argument for compassion may be this: to sustain one’s effectiveness as a leader, manager, or professional, the experience of compassion will set in motion restorative mental, emotional, and physiological processes. And all of this leads to a more positive environment in an organization, which affects how that organization actually performs” (Boyatzis & McKee, 2005:185)
knowledge sharing, failure sharing, learning from failure, negative emotions, compassion, self-compassion
Please, feel free to contact me if any interest or question may arise.
Mobile Phone: +46 (0)70761 6601