Gervase Bushe named one of HR’s Most Influential Thinkers

Sep 28, 2017

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Beedie professor Gervase Bushe, who has been ranked seventh in HR Magazine’s 30 Most Influential Thinkers ranking

Beedie School of Business professor Gervase Bushe has made the list of the 30 Most Influential Thinkers in the field of Human Resources for the second year in a row, after being named at number seven in the 2017 rankings.

Britain’s HR Magazine has published its annual HR Most Influential Rankings for the past 12 years recognizing some of the top practitioners and thinkers in HR. This list draws attention to individuals whose ideas and actions are shaping the world of people strategy and practices around the world.

“I’m blown away to have placed in the top 10 this year,” says Bushe.

“I feel extremely honoured to have my work recognized, and especially to place among people I admire from schools like Harvard, Wharton, and INSEAD.”

Bushe is a Professor of Leadership and Organization Development at the Beedie School of Business. He has become an expert in transforming organizational structures, culture, and processes away from command and control towards more collaborative work systems. In the last few years, Bushe has focused his research on Generative Leadership and Dialogic Organizational Development which is regarded as the next step in the evolution of organizational change theory.

As an award-winning author, Bushe has published over 80 papers and three books on organizational change leadership, teams, and teamwork in addition to winning the prestigious Douglas McGregor award twice for his research. His inclusion in the 2017 list of Most Influential Thinkers in HR follows his most recent award win for best article published in the Organizational Development Journal during 2016 entitled Dialogic Mindset: Leading Emergent Change in a Complex World.

The HR Most Influential list is compiled by HR Magazine’s editorial team in conjunction with expert panels of HR headhunters, academics, former HR directors, and readers of HR Magazine.

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