Mark Mortensen

Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour, INSEAD

Mark Mortensen

Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour, INSEAD


Mark Mortensen is the leading expert on remote work organizational design, human dynamics and social psychology.

As a pioneer of multi-teaming research, he shows to leaders how to navigate the challenges of managing teams, transform and develop adaptable, collaborative global companies in the era of digital disruption.

According to Mortensen, few managers have developed effective ways to maximize the benefits of multi-teaming, as explained in his widely recognized Harvard Business Review article “The Overcommitted Organization” – named an HBR 10 must-read of 2019 and one of the top 20 HBRs on the subject of all time.

He teaches managers how to build solid strategies and creative cultures that make coordination between and amongst teams efficient, productive and sustainable.

He is an associate professor of Organizational Behavior and Co-director of Emerging Leaders in a Digital Age, his area of expertise is organizational collaboration, with an emphasis on two increasingly prevalent ways of organizing that do not fit traditional models of team dynamics: globally distributed (virtual) and project-based work.

Professor Mortensen’s research has been recognized by the academic community through awards including the William H. Newman Award, Organizational Behavior Division Best Dissertation-Based Paper Award, and runner-up for the OCIS Division Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management; and the Best Paper Award Finalist nomination by the Interdisciplinary Network of Groups Researchers. Professor Mortensen teaches the Organizational Behavior core course in the INSEAD M.B.A. program. He directs the Global Leadership Program for DNV GL and teaches modules on Team Dynamics and Virtual Teams; Power, Networks, and Influence; and Organizational Change.

He holds a doctorate in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, a master’s degree from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree from Colby College, both in Computer Science.



30 Oct 2020
16:10 – 17:20