Last winter in Montreal gives us snow and white landscapes that are beautiful. I am enjoying every minute of it, except for when school has to close down and the kids are home when I try to work. Working from home is both good and bad. It allows me to work undisturbed without anyone interrupting me (except for when the kids are home because of snow day) , but at the same time, it’s lonely. I am so prepared to move back to Sweden now and go to work and have colleagues to talk to and discuss new projects with. But till then I will ski, make snow mans and build ice forts.
An article I have written together with Prof. Bendik Bygstad is finally being published. We have sent it to conferences and journals and got reject over and over. We still believed in the idea we wanted to present (although I had my doubts several times because of all the rejections…) and continue to submit it. We finally got an accept at a conference and it even got nominated for best paper at the conference to our big surprise. This also meant an invitation to get the paper published in a special issue of Journal of Management Information Systems. After a couple of rounds of revising and resubmitting improved versions we finally got approval. I don’t have the article yet, but will put it on my publication list as soon as I have it. So, don’t give up if you get a neglect the first time if you believe in your idea – continue and try again.
Summer is ending and I am soon starting a new job. I am doing my last days at RISE Viktoria this week (after almost 11 years!!!) and next week is my new workplace University of Halmstad 🙂 I will be working as an associate professor within the area of digital service innovation and continue to do interesting research with primarily Volvo Cars.
My head is filled with ideas and thoughts regarding research, teaching, and projects I want to realize and work on in my new role at the university. Can’t wait!
I totally agree with the MIT Sloan post written by Paul Michelman that we have to help for each other. We, as human beings, are a fantastic platform that can do wonders together. It is important to expand our focus from solely thinking about business and investments to think about how we, as human beings, can help each other and make the world a better place. So go out, be a human and act humane! Empower, help, promote, guide, support, improve, cooperate and make the future bright.
I currently teach at the University of Gothenburg and was lucky to get the opportunity to join my faculty to go to CBS (Copenhagen Business School) and discuss organizational and operational development. Feeling privileged to listen and discuss with these people that have so much knowledge and experience. I also realize how different the aims and goals are at a university compared to the industry. Interesting indeed!
I am currently in my hometown teaching at the university on the Master program named Digital Leadership. It is so exciting to meet the students and listen to them. The older I get the more I understand how little I know and understand of this complex world. Today’s lecture concerns the mirroring hypothesis – an interesting theory that tries to explain the complex relation between organizational structure and technological architecture. If you have nothing better to do, read Colfer and Baldwin’s paper named “The mirroring hypothesis: theory, evidence, and exceptions” in Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 0, No. 0, 1–30 published 2016.
I just got back from a fun and active trip in Costa Rica and I can feel the spring is getting closer here in Montreal. I can’t wait for some green leaves on the trees and flowers on the ground. Now when I am back I am preparing for another course I will be teaching at the University of Gothenburg during April, namely Organizing for Digital Transformation. The course will be a part of the Digital leadership program .
If you are interested in this program don’t hesitate to contact me for more information.
Waiting for the bus, waiting for an appointment, waiting for reviews of a submitted paper, waiting for an answer… I have a problem with waiting. I know it is good to be mindful and enjoy the moment while waiting, but all this waiting is energy consuming. If I check thefreedictionary.com (which by the way is a great resource when writing any sort of text), and read the definition of waiting; “the act of staying in one place or remaining inactive in expectation of something”, I become even more frustrated. I am an action-kind-of-person. I like dynamic contexts, movement and change. So let’s shake it off and start move!
The sun is shining outside, the snow sparkles, and I just submitted an article about practical wisdom. If you haven’t already, listen to this inspiring talk by Barry Schwartz. Enjoy your day!
Being here in Montreal have given me many interesting opportunities and I am now happy and excited to say that I will be a member of the OZ concept team doing Me Myself And Wine – sessions. If you want to do a fun and useful exercise with your team or a group within an organization, club or elsewhere, contact me for more information about what it is, how it is done and what benefits comes with it. Cheers to that!