Professor, Chair of Human Resources Management – UNIVERSITY OF ST GALLEN, Co-Founder – GOOD ORGANISATIONS


Professor Dr. Antoinette Weibel is chaired professor for human resource management at the University of St. Gallen and Director at the Institute for Work and Employment Research at the University of St.Gallen. She is President of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Systemic Management and Public Governance at the University of St.Gallen (IMP-HSG), and a member of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Media and Communications Management (MCM-HSG) and the Institute for Business Ethics (IWE-HSG) at the University of St.Gallen. Further, she has been elected to the executive board of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAGW).

Antoinette is a dedicated trust and motivation researcher, and has written more than 200 articles as well as three books. Together with Otti Vogt she has initiated the “good organisation research laboratory”. Topics focused on at present are practical wisdom, flourishing, responsible leadership and good work (also in the context of AI).

Antoinette belongs to the 40 thinker HR from the D-A-CH. She is active in executive teaching, runs a small HR academy, is active as speaker and  sparring partner to top management.


November 29, 2022 10:15 AM

Beyond the Bottom Line: Transforming HR to Reinspire the Future of Work

Navigating the intricate landscape of human resource management has always been a daunting task. While HR has certainly grown more proficient over the years, there's scarce systematic evidence to confirm the effectiveness of its various 'ideal' configurations or its multitude of best practices. Meanwhile, our challenges are mounting, with demands pouring in from all directions, and a growing need for responsible engagement with societal crises. It's tempting to believe that further reengineering, cost-cutting, technology gimmicks, or simply riding high on the 'employee experience-mindfulness-happiness' train can resolve our issues, but deep down we all know it's not that simple. If we persist in treating HR merely as a tool for higher performance and share prices, we’ll miss the opportunity to address today's pressing challenges and make a meaningful impact long-term. During our session, we'll examine HR's historical evolution, challenge some long-standing practices, and explore a fresh role for HR that safeguards the development of the internal community while genuinely contributing to the society at large. To inspire a more promising future of work, we must muster the moral courage to go beyond the appeal of new tools and tactics, and instead prioritise the nurturing of wisdom and character within and beyond our organizations. But this requires, above all else, a profound transformation of HR.

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