Gudela Grote, PhD, to speak about coordination and leadership in high-risk teams at CMS on December 14th

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Professor Gudela Grote, PhD, from ETH Zurich will be talking about her group’s work on coordination and leadership in high-risk teams at an informal luncheon meeting at CMS on Wednesday, December 14 starting at noon. 

Gudela Grote, PhD, is a full Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at the Department of Management, Technology, and Economics at ETH Zurich, The main objective of her research is to provide psychologically based concepts and methods for integrative job and organizational design, taking into consideration the changing technological. economic and societal demands and opportunities. Of special interest to Dr. Grote are the increasing flexibility and virtuality of work and their consequences for the individual and organizational management of uncertainty. Application fields for Prof. Grote’s research are teamwork and standardization in high-risk systems, management of the psychological contract, career development, effects of new technologies on work processes, and collaborative planning within an between organizations.

Prof. Grote is associate editor of the journal Safety Science and member of the editorial board of several other journals. She has published widely on topics in Organizational Behavior, Human Factors, Human Resource Management, and safety management. She has worked with companies such as the Swiss Railways, Swiss Re and various public organizations. Together with Prof. Bruno Staffelbach from the University of Zurich she publishes annually the “Schweizer HR-Barometer”.