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.
In your professional life you will most certainly face situations were only an organizational transformation can move you and your organization out of harm's way. New regulatory frameworks, disruptive innovations, financial crisis are some examples of events where gradual or incremental change reaches its limits. Learn how transformational change works in this CQ Dossier.
When we speak informally about an individual’s personality, we may be referring to any number of qualities, from their temperament to their sense of humor, even the kind of media they like. However,...
One of the most powerful tools to manage change is language. Depending on how you use it, language can enable, block or drive organizational change. While the role language plays in organizational change has not yet been fully recognized in the practical domain, the social sciences have started the so called linguistic turn years ago.
Psychological research has consistently demonstrated that one of the largest influences on employee performance, satisfaction, motivation, and collaboration ability is organizational culture (Belias & Koustelios, 2014). Organizations that are warm, interdependent, and dynamic are typically healthier, more thriving organizations. Conversely, organizations that are cool, judgmental, or alienated typically have negative workplace outcomes, low retention, and low employee satisfaction.
Dynamic, vibrant organizations must be receptive to making big, necessary changes. Whether it’s undergoing a shift in goals to meet the changing nature of the economy, or altering work processes to boost productivity and other outcomes, change is essential, but difficult.
How should you as a professional go about instituting new work processes or eradicating unproductive or bad habits in your organization, team or project? We provide you some of the latest, science-supported tips for breaking bad habits and behavior change.
In this CQ Dossier we focus on team dynamics and how they influence team behaviors and team performance. Team dynamics are unconscious psychological forces that affect how team members interact and work together on tasks and projects.
In this CQ Dossier we have a look at the key concept of self-determination and goal-setting theory. We draw on the main theories of self-determination (SDT), mastery motivation and goal-setting theory to provide you guidelines on how best to motivate your peers, coworkers and team members.