IACMR Research Seminar Series

IACMR Research Seminar Series Session #18

Theme: Breaking Organizational Silos: Examining the Effects of Intragroup Identification on Employee Cross-Group Collaborations 
Speaker: Ning Li, Tsinghua University
Time: 9:00- 10:15 am, Nov. 24, 2021 (China Time)
Language: Chinese
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Contemporary organizations face increasingly complex tasks and business activities that are often best addressed through integrating contributions from employees across groups, departments, and business units. Yet, cross-group or department collaboration remains a major challenge due in large part to organizational silo problems, which describe a phenomenon of the difficulty of communicating and collaborating across group boundaries within organizations. Our research aims to examine an overlooked research question – why employees experience difficulties to effectively work with colleagues in other groups – by demonstrating the unintended effect of strong intragroup identification on impeding cross group collaboration. We further ask, if such an unintended effect does occur, through what mechanisms it occurs and what organizations can do to mitigate the silo problem.

Speaker’s Bio (in Chinese)

李宁, 清华大学经济管理学院领导力与组织管理系教授。曾在美国爱荷华大学商学院管理与创业系担任教授。研究兴趣主要包括团队协作与效能、组织网络与创新、人力分析、领导力、以及大数据在组织管理中的应用。他在国际管理顶级期刊发表论文超过30篇,研究成果受到多家媒体的报导引用,包括:华尔街日报、哈佛商业评论、福布斯,商业新闻日刊、雅虎等。 他还在多家企业开展研究活动,为各类组织提供管理解决方案包括腾讯、蚂蚁金服、阿里云、飞利浦、好未来等。2020年获得美国工业心理学会(SIOP)职业早期生涯杰出科学贡献奖。目前担任国际顶级管理类学术期刊Journal of Management 副主编和Management and Organization Review副主编。本科毕业于上海交通大学,于2012年在美国德州农工大学商学院获得组织行为博士。