Digital communication tools, such as video conferencing systems, Enterprise Social Networks, Messengers, or virtual Kanban boards, have become an integral part of collaboration between leaders and employees and enable the exchange of ideas and flexible working. But, besides all these advantages, there is a dark side. Virtual tools can change the nature of leadership, which due to the distance could become more destructive. We want to understand this dark side of digital leadership in more detail, identify central mechanisms and then develop approaches that promote resilience for employees, managers and, above all, the resilient design of digital communication tools.
Prof. Dr. Ellen Schmid
Professor, Chair of Personnel and Organisational Development | University of the Bundeswehr Munich
Prof. Dr. Markus Böhm
Professor, Chair for Information Systems, esp. Digital Transformation | University of Applied Sciences Landshut
Prof. Dr. Alexandra Hauser
Professor, Chair for Responsible Leadership | Munich Business School, Munich