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Lecture professor Naomi Ellemers on organisational psychology (free entrance)

'How to organise fruitful cooperation? Interactions between people and the power of the situation'

At the invitation of the Fryske Akademy, Studium Generale and RuG/Campus Fryslân, professor Naomi Ellemers (University of Utrecht) will talk about fruitful cooperation in organisations on Thursday morning 1 September in Leeuwarden. You can attend the lecture for free.

How do you ensure that people are productive and work well together? It is often thought that it is especially important to select people who are industrious, dutiful and cooperative. Yet it turns out that these personal characteristics are by no means always the deciding factor. Because at work you see colleagues influencing each other and adapting to all kinds of unwritten rules. To fit in, they may do something completely different from what they had planned. How do you solve this? Naomi Ellemers shows how 'the power of the situation' influences people at work.


Naomi Ellemers 

Naomi Ellemers has been a social and organisational psychologist/university professor at Utrecht University since 2015. She is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), and corresponding member of the British Academy. She received the NWO-Spinoza Award. 


Living and working together 

Ellemers conducts research into the way people live together and cooperate in groups. Her specialities are diversity & inclusion and integrity & ethical behaviour. From this perspective, she studies topics such as diversity and innovation in teams and organisations, career development of women and ethnic minorities, motivation and commitment in work teams, and ethical standards and moral behaviour in (professional) groups. 



Naomi Ellemers wrote the books Je werkt anders dan je denkt (2012) and De voorbeeldige organisatie; Van goede bedoelingen naar goed gedrag (The exemplary organisation; From good intentions to good behaviour, to be published in 2022). 


Date: Thursday 1 September 2022 
Time: 11.00-12.15 (walk-in from 10.30 with coffee) 
Location: RuG/Campus Fryslân, Wirdumerdijk 34, 8911 CE Leeuwarden (NL)
Language lecture: Dutch 
Organisation: Fryske Akademy, Studium Generale Leeuwarden, RuG/Campus Fryslân 
Registration (required): Via this FORM