Team Mental Models is a team level phenomenon that derives from team member's cognition and has a positive impact on team performance. This CQ Dossier introduces the Team Mental Model concept, reviews the body of evidence supporting the Team Mental Model - team performance relationship.
Creativity and innovative problem-solving must be cultivated within an organization. While productive, useful idea-generation does require a degree of structure, and even deadlines, a truly innovative organization provides its employees with room to explore, pursue novel approaches, and even fail (Ciit, 2016).
In this CQ Dossier we focus on how to implement an effective safety policy. We draw on safety research to propose a series of recommendations on how to implement such a policy. The dossier describes the key elements of an effective safety policy and then describes how best to implement these characteristics to create an effective safety climate for the organization.
This CQ Dossier describes the qualities of charismatic leaders and how they gain commitment to their vision and the mission of the organization. The paper draws on the main theories of charismatic leadership to present the key behaviors that distinguish charismatic leaders from non-charismatic leaders.
More and more organizations start to experiment with organizational forms beyond traditional hierarchies. Some of them are incredible successful while others cease to exist. In this blog post we have...
This CQ Dossier focuses on what constitutes an effective safety climate and how to improve workplace safety in general. Recent disasters such as the Grenfell Tower Fire incident illustrate the importance of safety in the work environment. At the Grenfell Tower, people escaped using a single staircase and while more than 65 people were rescued, an estimated 71 people died and countless others were injured. We draw on theory and research to describe how organizational practices can increase the level of workplace safety.
The terms change agents, change champion or change catalyst have become an integral part of jargon in almost any type of organization. We provides practical tips on how to best utilize change agents, their benefits and limitations.
Project teams are the new functional departments of modern organizations which come together to understand stakeholder needs and find solutions that delight them. It is virtually impossible to escape...
Did you just finish university and are looking for your first job? Are you switching careers and need a new challenge? No matter in which stage you are, going from looking for a job to starting your...
Field Configuring Events is a new concept from organizational science that provides valuable insights into how change happens on a micro-level. It emphasizes the role of change events such as meetings, projects, workshop and conferences play in driving change.