HRPS Webcast -
Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
11:00am to 12:30pm (Eastern)
Presented by Amy Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School
This webcast will present a framework for leading organizations that learn, innovate and thrive in today’s turbulent business environments.
The focus is on teaming – how people manage the complex, shifting interdependencies integral to knowledge-intensive work. Amy Edmonson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Hardvard Business School, argues that an organization’s ability to learn—to improve results through better knowledge and understanding—is shaped by teaming. Teaming puts the emphasis on action – on how work unfolds, rather than on the stable, structured teams of the past.
Edmonson draws from 20 years of field research in settings ranging from the front lines of health care delivery to the Space Shuttle program at NASA to the management boardroom. Her framework emphasizes the debilitating effects of interpersonal fear and shows how leaders can counteract these effects.
Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, a chair established to support the study of human interactions that foster successful enterprises and the betterment of society. Edmondson joined the Business School faculty in 1996 and teaches courses in leadership, organizational learning and operations management. Her research has published in over sixty articles, and her new book, Teaming: How organizations learn, innovate and compete in the knowledge economy (Jossey-Bass, 2012) develops the implications of this work for managers. Before her academic career, she was Director of Research at Pecos River Learning Centers, and earlier she was Chief Engineer for Buckminster Fuller. Her book, A Fuller Explanation: The Synergetic Geometry of R. Buckminster Fuller (Birkauser Boston, 1987), clarifies Fuller's work for a non-technical audience. Edmondson received her PhD in organizational behavior, AM in psychology, and AB in engineering, all from Harvard University.