HEC Paris Leaders of Tomorrow Series

Change Management: Navigate Change in a Constantly Evolving Business World

Change agents who rely on expert knowledge and best practices will soon reach their limits when dealing with complex, turbulent, and unpredictable change management.

In this webinar Consulting & Coaching for Change Academic Directors, Dr. Mathis Schulte and Dr. Marc Thompson consider what characteristics of a successful change agent in today’s world are.

Dr. Schulte and Dr. Thompson discussed what it takes to embrace the complexity of change and how to be prepared to deal with its erratic nature. View this webinar to see how they explored:

• Challenging traditional models of change and alternative frameworks
• The transformative effects of engaging in strategic dialogue around change
• Harnessing knowledge and innovation in social systems for wider change 


Dr. Mathis Schulte is an Associate Professor of Management and Human Resources at HEC Paris. He received his Ph.D. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University in New York in 2008. Prior to joining HEC Paris in 2009, Mathis was a senior fellow at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, and lectured on Negotiations and Conflict Resolution. His research focuses on organizational climate and social networks on team and organizational effectiveness. He is the co-director of the joint executive master’s program ‘Consulting and Coaching for Change’ of Said Business School, Oxford, and HEC Paris.

Dr. Marc Thompson, is a Senior Fellow in Strategy and Organisation, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Official Fellow, Green Templeton College, Oxford. Marc has a BA Hons in History, Trinity College Dublin (TCD) an MSc in Industrial Relations, London School of Economics and a DSc in Management from Aalto University. His research focuses on workplace change and the future of work, in technology and the healthcare sectors. He teaches in various degree and custom executive programmes. He is co-director of the Consulting and Coaching for Change programme HEC/Oxford.

About the Author

HEC Paris specializes in education and research in management sciences. As a leading academic institution in Europe and worldwide, HEC Paris offers a complete and unique range of education programs for students and executive education programs for leaders.