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Dr. Erik Dane shared his research on Flexible Expertise

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During the October gathering, were joined by Dr. Erik Dane wh0 share his research on the topic of Flexible Expertise.

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Dr. Dane is Associate Professor of Management at Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. His research focuses on cognition in the workplace. Through field research and laboratory experiments, he examines topics such as attention, creativity, expertise, intuition, and mindfulness ( In a recent article, he writes about the trade-offs between expertise and flexibility. His construct of “cognitive entrenchment” explains when expertise may lead to inflexibility and when it may lead to flexibility.

To learn more about Dr. Dane, follow the link to his website:



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