Leadership in the flexible workplace

Is it possible to work less, but produce more?

In August this year, Microsoft Japan conducted an experiment to examine the impact of a 4-day working week. The result was an increase, compared to previous year’s numbers, of a staggering 40% in productivity. So how does this add up? And what are the considerations and conditions needed for companies to build this type of work place?

Flexible working

On December 18th, we open our doors and invite you to share your thoughts and experience of flexible working. We will discuss how to innovate our working practices to give the most to our employees and get the most out of our business.

We will be looking at organizational perceptions of productivity and individual autonomy and how they affect leadership practices, as we ask:

  • What organisational benefits do flexible working yield?
  • What are concrete examples of smarter working processes?
  • What are the pitfalls to be aware of?
  • How do we support a healthy organisational culture through flexible working?
  • What does flexible working require of us as leaders?


  • Henrik Stenmann, CEO, IIH Nordic
  • Lisbeth Odgaard Madsen, CEO and Founder, Potential Company


The format

The format of the symposium is simple - the process is designed with a mix of short inspirational cases, peer-to-peer reflections in small teams and in plenary. We share war stories, exchange best practice and discuss our challenges.  

The guests

The symposium is for decision makers from large organisations with responsibility for business development and specialists working with organisational culture, HR or leadership development.  

The symposium takes place from 1.00 to 4.00 on December 18th, 2019. Participation is free of charge.