David Hansen is an industrial researcher in Strength-based Leadership, Appreciative Inquiry, Lean and design. His project STRENGTH-BASED LEAN is a 3-year industrial PhD project together with Resonans and Novo Nordisk. Its main objective is to development new methods that can create sustainable improvement cultures and more innovative work systems, and should add a new perspective to the discussion about the future of production in Denmark. The project combines research in Lean and operations management with research in Appreciative Inquiry, organizations theory, and psychology.
Through action research at a Novo Nordisk factory with a combination of qualitative and quantitative data collection, new strength-based Lean methods are developed and tested such as improvement processes, visual management systems, coaching approaches, and change management strategies. See a poster describing the project here.
As a volunteer, David has been a national board member of the Danish Guide and Scout Association for 4 years. He was working strategically with organizational development and programme development of the non-profit volunteer organization with 450 local groups and 26.000 members. He has now joined a research team within the World Organization of the Scout Movement that will study and develop the programme and leadership approaches across the organizations 38 million members with the title "21st century leadership".
Read more about David and his merits on Linked-in: http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidhansenphd
Decoding the productivity code: Towards an improvement theory for sustainable organizational performance
Publication: Research › Ph.D. thesis – Annual report year: 2014
Publication: Communication › Book chapter – Annual report year: 2014
Publication: Communication › Journal article – Annual report year: 2014
Activity: Other research and communication activities › Prizes, scholarships, distinctions
Activity: Other research and communication activities › Period visiting other institutions
University of Michigan - Interdisciplinary College of Organization Studies - Likert Dissertation Poster Session
Activity: Participation in conference/workshop/course/seminar › Participation in workshop, seminar, course
ISSNs: 1463-9262, 14639262
ISSNs (Electronic): 1463-927
Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom
ISI indexed (2013): yes, FI (2013): 2
ISSNs: 0039-6028, 00396028
Elsevier BV North-Holland, Netherlands
ISI indexed (2013): yes, FI (2013): 1
ISI indexed (2013): no
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