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

How to utilize Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Motivational Model for Change

Social Psychology is of great use for everybody that is about to plan a Change. Therefore I decided to start a new series that features some thoughts on Social Psychology and its concepts and theories. This time I want to talk about “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Motivational Model” and that you better should know it befor doing … More How to utilize Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Motivational Model for Change

How to utilize McGregor’s XY Theory for Motivation in Change

Social Psychology is of great use for everybody that is about to plan a Change. Therefore I decided to start a new series that features some thoughts on Social Psychology and its concepts and theories. This time I want to talk about the “McGregor XY Theory” and how it can be used in Change Projects… Douglas McGregor’s … More How to utilize McGregor’s XY Theory for Motivation in Change

Beware of Group Attribution Errors in Change

Social Psychology is of great use for everybody that is about to plan a Change. Therefore I decided to start a new series that features some thoughts on Social Psychology and its concepts and theories. This time I want to talk about the  “Group Attribution Error” and that you better should know it befor doing any Change … More Beware of Group Attribution Errors in Change

Better know the Risky Shift Phenomenon before doing Change

Social Psychology is of great use for everybody that is about to plan a Change. Therefore I decided to start a new series that features some thoughts on Social Psychology and its concepts and theories. This time I want to talk about the “Risky Shift Phenomenon” and that you better should know it befor doing any Change … More Better know the Risky Shift Phenomenon before doing Change

How to use the Power of Ultimate Terms for Change

Social Psychology is of great use for everybody that is about to plan a Change. Therefore I decided to start a new series that features some thoughts on Social Psychology and its concepts and theories. This time I want to talk about “Ultimate Terms” that can be used for god or bad… There are words which … More How to use the Power of Ultimate Terms for Change

Why Emotional Intelligence is Key to Valuable Change

Emotional intelligence consists of a range of fundamental skills that allow you to confidently respond to people and changing situations. Managing the way you respond to events and your ability to communicate effectively is essential for leaders of organizational change, and for managing personal change. Don’t think of emotional intelligence as just another theory. The skills are … More Why Emotional Intelligence is Key to Valuable Change

Change Psychology: Groupthink

I recently wrote about building up a resource for Change knowledge here within this very Blog. Finally I got the time to deal with some basic psychological questions of Change. I am looking forward to be able to share those insights on “Change Psychology” with you, here. Groupthink Irving Janis developed a study on group decision making called Groupthink Theory. It is based … More Change Psychology: Groupthink

Changy Psychology: Group Attribution Error

I recently wrote about building up a resource for Change knowledge here within this very Blog. Finally I got the time to deal with some basic psychological questions of Change. I am looking forward to be able to share those insights on “Change Psychology” with you, here. Description Groups tend to behave in many ways like individuals, making decisions in similar ways. However, … More Changy Psychology: Group Attribution Error