Guiding leaders who want to improve their influence on the organization's work climate and job satisfaction in order to facilitate performance, learning, and creativity for problem-solving.
Österberg (2021). Att leda ur en kris, Forum magasin (Swedish)
Conferences - open lectures
Peter offers popular science lectures. Some examples include:
"Goal-Setting: a key component for creative problem solving,"
"Leadership - conflict - creativity"
"Are we feeling really bad at work? A research perspective” (Talk presented at a conference organized by AkademikerKompetens).
“How diet and social relations can affect creativity and entrepreneurship” (Webinar organized by Företagande.se),
“Work Climate - job satisfaction” (Webinar organized by faculty of science, University of Helsinki.)
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Leadership - creativity
Creativity is a mental process where non-related abstractions, or their fragments, are combined into new concepts - cognitive structures with meaning. The ability to be creative is innate and thus represented in all humans (Homo Sapiens Sapiens).
Peter's leadership model for improving social creativity and entrepreneurial thinking within an organization was developed in 2004, and validated thereafter. The model is based on an analogy of the cooperation, or interplay, between the mind's executive functions and 'the rest of the mind'. This leadership concept has been used in academic courses in Sweden and Finland, as well as for executive coaching.
In 2007 Peter became a certified facilitator in the hometown of Brainstorming -Buffalo, NY.
Österberg & Köping Olsson (2018). The Influence of music experience and body movement prior to ideational fluency
Österberg & Köping Olsson (2021). Dancing: A Strategy to Maintain Schoolchildren’s Openness for Idea Generation
Work Climate and Job satisfaction
Work climate is a multidimensional construct that exists within the leadership-organization relationship. A good work climate enhances an organization's capability for performance, learning, and creativity for problem-solving. A bad work climate inhibits them. Leaders who understand how to facilitate the work climate will influence the organization's motivation to perform, learn and solve complex problems.
Food for the mind
Humans exist partially because our ancestors adopted a nutrient-dense animal-sourced diet some four million years ago. That diet initiated an expansion of their brains and eventually saw the advent of new mental faculties. Current research demonstrates an association between the choice to abstain from animal derived food and a lack of wellbeing, including issues with social relations. In contrast, animal sourced food contains most of the micronutrients humans need to sustain good physical and mental health.
My summary on food and nutrition: "Perception versus facts": What is the future for sustainable food? The case of the prospective mind (UH)
Peter defended his thesis at Lund University and has taught psychology at Gothenburg, Helsinki, and Uppsala University to mention a few.
Peter has also more than 10 years experience as Executive coach.
Peter’s background is coaching in sport, especially goal-setting theory. That led studies in emotional psychology - how facial feedback intervene or moderate the goal - performance relation, and social psychology - how parent-child relations influence children's emotional adjustment and cognitive development. This evolved into organizational learning and development, including things like leadership and work climate for creativity.
Peter also makes popular science lectures. Example: "Goal-Setting: a key component for creative problem solving," "Leadership - conflict - creativity" and "Are we feeling really bad at work? A research perspective” (AkademikerKompetens), “How diet and social relations can affect creativity and entrepreneurship” (with Företagande.se), Work Climate - job satisfaction (faculty of science, University of Helsinki).