Research6, she is working as a lecturer at JTH, where she teaches courses in communication, leadership and organizational development. Annika has also over the years at JTH held various positions as coordinator and program manager. Today she is part of the management team of the department. By June 2014, Annika ended up her research education at Helix and the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning at Linköping University, in Education with the thesis "Learning Interaction for effectiveness - A study of work groups in a medium-sized industry”.
Annika Engström's research interests include interaction in importance for task management and learning in groups and organizations. Her interests focus on leading and organizing the interpersonal communication and meetings to master as well as develop various tasks and assignments. Previous research, "InPot", has focused on leaders' utilization of innovation power in the day-to-day management of lean-inspired industrial companies. Today, Annika is managing the research project "Innovate", where she, together with four other researchers and six manufacturing companies, investigates organizational ambidexterity. This means managing the balance between effective management of what is already planned, while at the same time also managing the organization to be innovative and development-oriented. She also participates in a research project "The Whispering Game" which focus communication and management of information customization settings. The research is carried out in close collaboration with companies and organisations in both the private and public sector, where the exchange of knowledge between researchers and practitioners is central.
Annika was born in 1964 in Kiruna. She graduated as a counsellor in 1989 and came to Jönköping in 1990 where she took her Master's degree in Education. Annika has, alongside counselling, devoted herself to teaching and coaching in communication skills, counselling and coaching at the University of Umeå and at Jönköping University as well as a consultant in her own company. Since 200