COM³ Pilots: with CIAM, Norway, Small Businesses Can Implement Hybrid Workspace Too!

18 November 2021 - Published by P. Khodabakhsh
COM³ partners at CIAM – Cluster on Industrial Asset Management – organizes on 24 November 2021 a Lunch & Learn Webinar with Professor Espen Olsen on Hybrid workspace and its implications.

Following the pandemic lockdown many companies are now implementing new hybrid workspace models. How will these new models evolve across different companies, and what will be the strengths, weaknesses and possible implications? Is it possible to avoid gaps and potential pitfalls that potentially can be associated with the new hybrid workspace models?

About the Presenter – Professor Espen Olsen, University of Stavanger  

Espen Olsen is Professor of organisation and leadership and Head of Department of innovation, leadership and marketing at the University of Stavanger (UiS) Business School.

His research interests are within job characteristics, culture and climate, occupational health and safety, work motivation, organisational development and change, management of innovation and leadership.

Prior to re-entering academia, he has former work life and industrial experience in different roles, e.g. as an organisational change advisor in a global company using multiple forms of change methodologies and tools, as well as a corporate director with broad responsibilities within a larger corporate context.

He has experience from using case studies and qualitative methods, but has lately focused more on using multivariate quantitative research (e.g. structural equation modeling) in studies of organisations.

He has published articles in high impact journals such as Safety Science, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Accident Analysis & Prevention, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Risk Research, BMJ Quality & Safety, International Journal of Environmental and Public Health, BMC Health Services Research and International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.

His teaching interests include different areas such as 1) industrial and organisational psychology, 2) HRM, 3) environment, health and safety management and 4) research methodology. Currently teaching MØA112 Data analytics (teacher), and PHD104 Multivariate analysis: Applied factor and regression analyses (course responsible and teacher).

The seminar

The seminar is digital and takes place on Wednesday, 24 November, from 11:30 - 12:00.

There will be a short introduction and an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

The webinar takes about half an hour, so participants may use i.e. their lunch break for professional replenishment.

To access the webinar, you must register in advance of the event by sending an e-mail to


Source: CIAM website