Regulatory Mode and Preferred Leadership Styles: How Fit Increases Job Satisfaction

Abstract Four studies conducted in diverse organizational contexts examined preferences and fit between two regulatory modes, referred to as ‘‘locomotion’’ and ‘‘assessment’’ (Higgins,Kruglanski, & Pierro, 2003; Kruglanski, et al., 2000), and leadership styles practiced by supervisors over their subordinates. The locomotion mode constitutes the aspect of self-regulation that is concerned with movement from state to… More Regulatory Mode and Preferred Leadership Styles: How Fit Increases Job Satisfaction

Greeting Cards – How to create your own Problem solving Environment

More than any other situation Change is about cooperation and collaboration. No matter if your company is in serious trouble or just wants to find a new way to line itself up – it always needs people to initiate, moderate, steer, coordinate and live that Change. So what? The problem is that often people simply don´t know how to cooperate. Of course people cooperate on a daily… More Greeting Cards – How to create your own Problem solving Environment

Managing Organizational Culture Change: The Case of Long-Term Care

Abstract Recent research has focused on organizations as continuously confronted by forces for change. These forces may cause organizations to rethink their deeply held cultural values and beliefs in order to survive in the changing landscape. Using the long-term care industry as an exemplar, we argue that effective change requires understanding what organizational culture means,… More Managing Organizational Culture Change: The Case of Long-Term Care

Goal Orientation – Your basic logical Checklist

More than any other situation Change is about cooperation and collaboration. No matter if your company is in serious trouble or just wants to find a new way to line itself up – it always needs people to initiate, moderate, steer, coordinate and live that Change. So what? The problem is that often people simply don´t know how to cooperate. Of course people cooperate on a daily… More Goal Orientation – Your basic logical Checklist

E-Tools and Organization Transformation Techniques for Collaborative Case Management

Abstract Welfare and workforce development reforms propel individual agencies into formal partnerships with one another. Collaborative Case Management is the cooperative delivery of social services to common clients. This paper describes technological tools and organization transformation issues for collaborative case management. A road map for a successful transition includes a shared vision, business/technology requirements, an… More E-Tools and Organization Transformation Techniques for Collaborative Case Management

How to investigate technology with Gap Analysis

More than any other situation Change is about cooperation and collaboration. No matter if your company is in serious trouble or just wants to find a new way to line itself up – it always needs people to initiate, moderate, steer, coordinate and live that Change. So what? The problem is that often people simply don´t know how to cooperate. Of course people cooperate on a daily… More How to investigate technology with Gap Analysis

Book of the Week: The End of Marketing as we know it

“The End of Marketing As We Know It” is a book by Sergio Zyman and has been published by HarperBusiness in 1999 About the book Zyman is the former head of marketing at Coca Cola, and has been dealing with consumer products and advertising agencies all of his professional life. This is a world where “marketing” is… More Book of the Week: The End of Marketing as we know it

Why Professionals can be an Implementation Barrier to Change in Public Organisations

Professionals are often seen as an implementation barrier to change in public organisations. Although their commitment is judged to be crucial, they often behave rather reservedly and may even oppose change. The power models and micropolitical theories of change both conceptualise this resistance as a defence of their professional interests, their benefits and their power… More Why Professionals can be an Implementation Barrier to Change in Public Organisations

Generating Ideas with the Gallery Method

More than any other situation Change is about cooperation and collaboration. No matter if your company is in serious trouble or just wants to find a new way to line itself up – it always needs people to initiate, moderate, steer, coordinate and live that Change. So what? The problem is that often people simply don´t know how to cooperate. Of course people cooperate on a daily… More Generating Ideas with the Gallery Method

Book of the Week: The Four Pillars of High Performance

“The Four Pillars of High Performance – How Robust Organizations Achieve Extraordinary Results: Lessons from the RAND Corporation” is a book by Paul C. Light that has been published by McGraw-Hill in 2004. Take-Aways More than 50 years of RAND Corporation studies – though mostly focused on military operations and organizations – can be applied to business… More Book of the Week: The Four Pillars of High Performance