El profesor Eduardo Torres M., Director del Departamento de Administración y Negocios de la Facultad de Economía y Negocios de la Universidad de Chile, los invita a participar de nuestro ciclo mensual de Seminarios que se llevará a cabo el día Miércoles 7 de octubre 2015 de 13:00 a 14:00 hrs. en la sala T1002.

En esta oportunidad el tema a conversar se denomina: “An Integrative Model of Leading Diverse Teams”. Este seminario será dictado por el profesor Eric Kearney, quien es Profesor Asistente de la Facultad de Economía y Negocios de la Universidad Alberto Hurtado y realizo sus estudios de PH.D en Economía, Tilburg University, Holanda.

Les comparto un resumen de las principales ideas del Seminario de Eric:

Eric Kearney"In recent years, many scholars have examined the conditions under which and the processes through which demographic and informational diversity has more or less positive effects on team outcomes. Surprisingly, however, little more than a handful of studies have examined how leadership affects the balance between the positive and the negative effects that diversity typically entails. Moreover, the few studies that have examined interactive effects between diversity and leadership have for the most part focused on different diversity types and different aspects of leadership. In an effort to integrate this literature, we present a model of leadership in diverse teams. Drawing on Sheremata's (2000) metaphor of centrifugal and centripetal forces, we posit that team leaders must simultaneously foster seemingly opposing forces that actually are complementary. Just as, together, centrifugal and centripetal forces keep the earth in its orbit around the sun, we argue that, together, centrifugal and centripetal forces keep a diverse team on track to high levels of performance. By fostering centrifugal forces (that pull away from the center), leaders promote individuality and divergence, which can result in a broader range of ideas, options, and preferences. However, this divergence can also lead to negative effects such as confusion, chaos, and a lack of coordination. By facilitating centripetal forces (that pull toward the center), leaders promote team unity and convergence, which can result in coordinated collective action, consensus, and alignment. Nevertheless, this convergence can also yield negative effects such as conformity, redundancies, a lack of creativity, and stagnation. Our model posits that it is the combination of each force with its complementary opposite force that enables its positive effects to come to fruition and at the same time curtails its negative effects. We discuss how, by striking a balance between complementary forces, leaders can help turn diversity into an asset and prevent it from becoming a liability".

Les comparto algunas líneas sobre Eric:

Eric Kearney has taught in the IMM Global Executive MBA program since 2012 and has taught the Leadership course in this program twice at Purdue University and twice at FGV, Rio de Janeiro. Moreover, since 2014, he has been a tenured full professor of Leadership, Organizational Behavior, and Human Resource Management at the University of Potsdam, Germany. Prior to that, from August 2009 until March 2014, he was Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management at GISMA Business School at Leibniz Universität Hannover, where he taught in MBA programs coordinated by the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. Eric Kearney has taught at numerous German and international universities and business schools (e.g., Freie Universität Berlin; Humboldt-Universität Berlin; Universidad Autónoma de Madrid; Mannheim Business School). His research on leadership and teamwork has been published in leading scientific journals (e.g., Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, Organization Science, Leadership Quarterly).


  • Diciembre - Tercer Miércoles: 16 de diciembre 2015.
    • Área: Gestión de Personas / Management
    • Expositor/Tema: Daniel Schwartz, DII Universidad de Chile


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