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034. Maria Deckeman: Facilitating Collaboration at a World-Leading University

“It can be challenging and overwhelming to solve things on your own, right? Enter the power of duos, which can transform how your organization collaborates and facilitates change.

Tobias Sturesson invites Maria Deckeman to join him for this episode on The Leading Transformational Change podcast. During their highly informative conversation, Maria discusses what she has learned about facilitating collaboration, creating a shared identity, and developing professional judgment. Be inspired by Maria’s insights into the role of leaders and the role of managers, and the concept of dynamic duos.

Their discussion explores:

05:05 Key learnings from facilitating a merger between two organizations with two distinct identities
09:10 The strategies and tactics that do and don’t work when facilitating collaboration and building a shared identity
14:00 Duos – one of the most important, yet often taken for granted, units of relationship and collaboration
23:58 What leaders can do to develop professional judgment within their employees
30:35 How organizations can foster a humble “assume breach” approach in order to create a more ethical organization

Maria Deckeman is a Leadership and Organisational Development Specialist at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, one of the world’s foremost medical universities with over 5000 employees. Maria is the Process Manager for Core Values and Organisational Culture, Strategy 2030. Before joining Karolinska Institutet, Maria was the brand manager at the Karolinska University Hospital, tasked with creating the foundation for a joint brand between the hospital and another large hospital in the city. Maria is currently co-authoring a book on the power of the duo dynamic.

Learn more about Maria Deckeman and Karolinska Institutet.


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