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Exploitative leadership in digital collaboration – resilience for employees, leaders and digital communication tools (ELDiCO)

The project analyzes the use of digital communication tools in leadership practice and investigates their potentially destructive effects. The aim is to identify key mechanisms and, building on this, to develop resilience-enhancing approaches and prototypes for digital communication tools.

Project description

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.

Project team

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