In the era of Digital Transformation and Disruption, the transition into the new world of management education – shaped by emerging technologies, novel pedagogy and increasing prioritization of impact - imposes restructuring and even turn-around pressures on many business schools. Moving forward in to, frequently, uncharted territories and unknown conditions in management education, building an ecosystem of trust within the Business School, becomes imperative.
On the first day of the conference and during the session "Trust we must! Leading Business Schools in Restructuring and Turn-around Situations" our Dean Dr. Kostas Axarloglou along with Ulrich Hommel, Director, Business School Development, EFMD Global Network explored the changing role of trust in this context – trust in the leadership’s ability of engaging in future foresight, trust as a handrail for everybody else within a business school to accept “change as the new normal”, but also trust as the catalyst to maintain a sense of fairness, cohesion and institutional ownership.
During the session, the Alba Dean presented the importance and the role of trust for Alba in successfully moving forward towards an institutional transformation (through the School’s integration and alignment within the American College of Greece) and also a transformation and disruption of its curricula in helping executives develop the relevant mindset, attitudes and competencies for the era of Digital Transformation and Disruption.