Once and awhile one is confronted by points in time when it is time to reflect upon what one is doing and if there is a need to adjust ones direction in (work-) life. Early this year, I decided to assume a role where I will spend more time on organisational and leadership tasks and actively move away from the domain of emergency and crisis response.
I will continue to adopt ethnography along with design thinking when exploring wicked problems and in shaping new possible solutions. The cases will most likely shift from IT-use in organising large-scale response in emergencies, pandemics and forced migration. Instead I hope there will be studies oriented towards the use of digital technology for coaching in individual and team-based physical performance.
However, the absolute majority of my time will be spent on building and maintaining an organisational infrastructure that allow the scholars at the department of Applied IT to succeed and excel in their professional efforts.
As a consequence of this, the content of this blog will shift focus, away from the domain of emergency and crisis response.