Michael Y. LeeINSEAD · Area of Organisational Behaviour
Michael Y. Lee
Doctor of Business Administration
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I am an Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD and study novel and innovative approaches to organizing. My research explores the dynamics and consequences of radically decentralized systems and how organizations can facilitate greater self-management without sacrificing coordination. My other research explores how teams can utilize structured guidelines for interaction to foster positive relational dynamics. I employ both qualitative and quantitative methods to study these phenomena.
March 2018 - present
- Participants explore the current evolution of organizational design from command-and-control models to empowered networks—and learn about opportunities to increase business performance by introducing principles of collaborative leadership.
September 2013 - May 2019
Harvard Business School
Field of study
The joint pursuit of commercial and societal objectives will likely require non-traditional (non-hierarchical) ways of organizing. This chapter discusses the prospects for one promising alternative: “organizational democracy.” This is a flatter form characterized by distributed decision rights, a deliberative culture, and employee ownership. Other...
Fascination with organizations that eschew the conventional managerial hierarchy and instead radically decentralize authority has been longstanding, albeit at the margins of scholarly and practitioner attention. Recently, however, organizational experiments in radical decentralization have gained mainstream consideration, giving rise to a need for...
While flattening hierarchies and distributing decision making downward is sometimes described as a form of occupational nirvana for contemporary knowledge workers, prior research on the effects of decentralization on employee work experience has been mixed. This calls for greater examination of the sources of heterogeneity in workers’ responses to...