HRPS Webcast -
Asking for Help: Leadership of the Future
Presenter: Ed Schein, Professor Emeritus from the MIT Sloan School of Management
Increasing complexity in all occupations, globalism, information technology and social responsibility all conspire to make the organization of the future a more multicultural entity in which teamwork and leadership will involve dealing with more occupational and national cultures. Tasks will be geographically dispersed requiring new concepts of how to develop teamwork when members come from different cultures and are not colocated. The use of new kinds of training settings such as cultural islands and dialogue will be required to enable such new teams to function. In all of these settings, the ability to ask for, accept and give help will be the crucial skill for leaders and members.
Edgar Schein is Professor Emeritus from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has done research on Career Anchors (Jossey-Bass, 2006), Process Consultation (Prentice-Hall, 1999) and Organizational Culture and Leadership (Jossey-Bass, 2010). These fields together have led to a concern with Helping (Berrett-Kohler, 2009) as a key concept in team work and leadership.