Self-managing organizations (SMOs) and less-hierarchical forms of organizing have recently been under intensive scrutiny. Real-life experiments where the reporting lines between supervisors and subordinates have been severed, have become more common (Lee and Edmondson, 2017; Martela, 2019). As a result, also leadership in SMOs have aroused interest of numerous organization and management scholars. Traditionally, leadership research has focused on leader-follower relationships and on leaders as individuals (Pearce & Manz, 2005). However, in self-managing organizations more collective leadership concepts seem to be more appropriate (Barnett and Weidenfeller, 2016). In this paper we build on the post-heroic approach to leadership. We draw on a conceptualization of leadership as non-hierarchical, distributed throughout the organization as a relational practice of collaboration, empathy, trust and empowerment (Pearce & Manz, 2005; Cunliffe and Eriksen, 2011 Denis, Langley & Sergi, 2012).
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Event||International Studying Leadership Conference - University of Sussex Business School, Brighton, United Kingdom|
Duration: 11 Dec 2022 → 13 Dec 2022
|Conference||International Studying Leadership Conference|
|Period||11/12/2022 → 13/12/2022|
- Self-managing organisation