Fostering Rebel Talent at Work
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM||US Eastern|
|11:00 AM - 12:00 PM||US Central|
|10:00 AM - 11:00 AM||US Mountain|
|9:00 AM - 10:00 AM||US Pacific|
|4:00 PM - 5:00 PM||GMT|
Most of us learn to conform throughout our careers—to fit into the status quo, to align with the opinions and behaviors of others, and to seek out information that supports our views.
This pressure to conform can have a significant negative impact on our engagement, productivity, and ability to innovate. In turn, our organizations suffer.
Francesca Gino, professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, conducted groundbreaking research and found that whether consciously or unconsciously, organizations pressure employees, including leaders, to save their real, authentic, nonconforming selves for outside of work.
In contrast to this prevalence of workplace conformity, Gino’s research concludes that there are benefits to encouraging “constructive nonconformity.” The problem is: how do you break up the adherence to the status quo that is so engrained in most corporate cultures?
Gino, along with HBR, explores this question during the month of October through a series of case studies, interviews, assessments, and articles exploring the thoughts of leaders in the field and how companies are using nonconformity to their benefit.
During this live, interactive HBR webinar, Gino will share the insights from her research, along with practical tips on the best ways to encourage constructive nonconformity, and real life examples from companies within the restaurant, manufacturing, and financial services industries.
About the Speaker
Francesca Gino is a behavioral scientist whose latest research shows how conformity is costly to ourselves in terms of our wellbeing and to the organizations we are part of, as it lowers both productivity and innovation. Her latest work also illustrates simple ways to combat conformity –such as encouraging people to simply be who they are. Gino, the Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, uses data from both the field and the laboratory to investigate why people make the decisions they do in their personal and professional lives.