MSc students at BI Norwegian Business School have been working hard over the semester at our course Managing knowledge work, creativity and innovation to come up with 13 innovation stories under the umbrella of MKWCI TV2. These are stories about success, growth and scaling-up, they are also stories about learning from failure. Narratives about technological, process and service innovations, about innovation process, change agency, prosocial motivation, startup cultures, challenges of scaling up, as well as about the innovation outcome itself. Video testimonials come from private and public sector, from healthcare and social care, shipping, transport, green economy, municipalities, IT sector, sports, dealing with technological distractions and behavioral change through gamification, and shared economy. Lessons learnt? Good innovation stories are all around! And it is remarkably engaging to learn about them as innovation journalists. Enjoy the show!
What is good organization and how do we pursue it as practitioners, students and scholars of organizations? That is the theme for this virtual special issue in Management Learning. Good organization is a theme of perennial relevance; a topic defined more by the ethical vitality of how we entertain a set of open-ended and contested questions than a body of knowledge with final answers. Recently this set of questions have moved from issues of excellence and innovation to matters of corporate social responsibility and sustainability, and from there to renewed interest in prosocial motivation, giving behavior at work and to compassion and care as burgeoning research fields of their own.
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– Arne Carlsen, Miha Skerlavaj and Anders Dysvik
Looking forward to tie the knot over the process of becoming a full professor at BI Norwegian Business School. The inaugural lecture I have prepared for August 28th at BI in Nydalen, Oslo, C2-060 has a title No man is an island: Relations at work. If you have time, interest and are in vicinity, please register and come on over: http://www.bi.edu/about-bi/calendar/inauguration-lecture-professor-miha-kerlavaj/
… and here is the video of the event:
Research shows that giving- and helping-orientation in social interaction leads to better performance. Prosocial motivation can be a powerful and inexpensive source of performance boosting and this lecture aims to show some of the tools.
In the lecture series “Leaders Toolbox” is Miha Škerlavaj lecturing about “Prosocial motivation: How can internal and external beneficiaries inspire our work?” (From BI Business Review, 2013)
On Friday, October 25th (8:00 – 9:30 AM), my-humble-self, Anders Dysvik and Arne Carlsen will talk to Norwegian executives at the BI Leadership Toolbox seminar series. The hot and emerging topic of prosocial motivation is highly relevant to anybody curious about what truly drives people at work to achieve extraordinary results.
Short description: There is increasing evidence that the primary job motivation is relational and other-focused. Prosocial motivation, the desire to protect and promote the well-being of others is an innovative approach to lead people at work. It builds upon the premise that beneficiaries (e.g. customers and coworkers) are best source of inspiration (as opposed to inspiring leaders prevalent in the current literature). Most recent research shows that giving- and helping-orientation in social interaction leads to better performance (creativity and innovation, knowledge sharing, work engagement, sales, accuracy, etc.). Hence, prosocial motivation can be a powerful and inexpensive source of performance boosting and this lecture aims to show some of the tools leaders can use to facilitate prosocial behaviors at work.
Welcome to join at BI Norwegian Business School, Nydalsveien 27, Oslo, Norway and register.