LSBU Business School Lecture: Remote Working and Leading Beyond Covid-19

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About this event

Date: 02 December 2020
Location: This event will be delivered virtually
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Price: Free
Telephone: Please email
Organiser: LSBU Business School

LSBU Business School are pleased to present an additional three lectures as part of its Professional Lecture Series. When lockdown began, we maintained our commitment to address the learning needs of our staff, students, local business communities & beyond by delivering a series of virtual lectures with the aim of providing professional training & insights. An opportunity open to all, and with the broad business community with whom we are engaged in mind, our aim is to support the community and facilitate networks, especially in light of how the pandemic has affected so many business owners.

Professor Karin Moser, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Director of Research and Enterprise and a member of the School of Business executive team, will present her lecture entitled 'Remote Working and Leading Beyond Covid-19'.

Remote Working & Leading beyond COVID-19

Professor Karin Moser, PhD, SFHEA, FCMI, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Director of the London Centre for Business and Entrepreneurship Research, will present her lecture entitled: ‘Remote working and leading beyond Covid-19’.


The Covid-19 Pandemic and the enforced shift to remote working has thrown everyone into one big online experiment and sped up the introduction of virtual work that was already underway. The pandemic has only highlighted how important it is to understand how we can cooperate and communicate successfully in a virtual world. It is not only not over yet, but virtual work is here to stay for many of us, with all its opportunities and challenges. So understanding how to manage virtual work is essential.

The lecture will focus on key differences between face to face and virtual work and how they impact on leadership, wellbeing, and productivity for both employees and employers. It will address questions such as: Which digital technologies are appropriate for which tasks? And when should they be avoided altogether and it’s better to pick up the phone or meet face to face? Why are Zoom meetings so tiring? What does this mean for effective leadership and collaboration in a virtual world? And how can we stay healthy, productive and motivated in the home office in the long term? The lecture refers to current research in virtual work, including a recent study by Prof Moser on wellbeing and productivity of remote employees during full lockdown in the UK.


1pm - Lecture: Remote Working and Leading Beyond Covid-19

1.25pm - Q & A plus Networking

2pm - Close

This event will be delivered online using Zoom. The joining instructions will be emailed to you 2 - 3 days before the event takes place.

To check out the other event in the LSBU Business School Lecture Series, click here.


Karin Moser is passionate about all things relating to human cooperation, communication and decision making and about understanding what characterises successful collaboration across borders, different backgrounds, identities and interests, across situational and contextual constraints, and by various means and (digital) technologies. For a current overview of her research and its impact, her publications, collaborations and background, visit The Moser Lab.

Karin’s background is in Social Psychology (PhD, MSc), with additional qualifications in Computer Science (MSc) and Social Anthropology (MSc) and she holds both, a Swiss Baccalaureate and a US High School Diploma. Karin applies her research broadly to the workplace and work behaviours, so the fields of organisational behaviour and organisational/business psychology. She often works interdisciplinary, and is trained in and employs a wide range of research methods, including experimental studies (mostly web-based these days), surveys, interviews, workplace interventions, and simulations.

Karin Moser is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London South Bank University (UK), where she is Director of the London Centre for Business and Entrepreneurship Research and leading the Digital Economy Research Group, as well as Honorary Professor of Social and Organisational Psychology at the University of Queensland (Australia). She is also a member of the Centre on AI Technology for Humankind (AiTH) at NUS Business School, National University of Singapore, and affiliated with the Centre for Career Development and University Continuing Education, University of Bern (Switzerland).

Before Prof Moser became an Academic, she enjoyed training and performing Contemporary Dance, and worked in the private sector for about ten years in various positions. Karin’s previous life(s) outside of academia also shaped her interest in applied research that supports practitioners, executives, and organisations and characterises her research today.