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Breakfast seminar | Balancing act: Navigating autonomy in the workplace - 23 Apr 2024

Start your day with insights into workplace autonomy at our breakfast seminar, designed specifically for practitioners looking to navigate the nuances of employee freedom with the Erling Persson Visiting Professor Linus Dahlander. Please register below to secure your seat.

The House of Innovation invites you to an exclusive breakfast seminar with Professor Linus Dahlander from ESMT Berlin. This event draws upon Professor Dahlander’s extensive research on the effects of autonomy on team performance.

In his research, Professor Dahlander conducted a field experiment to understand how different levels of autonomy affect team success. The findings revealed a nuanced landscape: while complete autonomy in team and idea selection showed slight improvements over no autonomy, it was the partial autonomy – allowing teams to choose either their project or their teammates, but not both – that significantly enhanced performance and investment appeal.

During our session, Professor Dahlander will explore these dynamics, emphasizing the optimal balance between guidance and freedom in professional settings. The seminar will address how nuanced autonomy, rather than its absolute presence or absence, can lead to better outcomes in innovation, team cohesion, and overall success.

This event is an opportunity for business leaders, HR professionals, and anyone interested in enhancing team dynamics and creativity within their organizations. Attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of how to apply these insights to foster an environment where autonomy and accountability drive growth and satisfaction.

Please REGISTER HERE to secure your spot.

Linus Dahlander

Linus Dahlander is the Erling Persson Visiting Professor at the House of Innovation and a Professor of Strategy and the Lufthansa Group Chair in Innovation at ESMT Berlin. He is an expert in innovation and strategy and teaches, consults, and does keynotes for startups, large multinationals, and government organizations. Some of the companies he has worked with include Adidas, Aditya Birla, Allianz, Axel Springer, Bayer, BMW, Bosch, Daimler, Deutsche Telekom, EnBW, Geopost, Henkel, Klöckner, KPMG, Lufthansa, PWC, Schott, Siemens, Testo, TUV, Unicredit, and Volvo.

His research focuses on addressing questions that can advance the academic literature, while also providing insights that can help managers make better decisions. His work has been published in top academic outlets such as the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Research Policy, and Strategic Management Journal. Additionally, he has also published several papers in practitioner outlets such as the California Management Review, Harvard Business Review, and MIT Sloan Management Review.

Schedule

08:30 - 09:00: Arrival & breakfast

09:00 - 10:00: Seminar with Professor Linus Dahlander, followed by a Q&A

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