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April 30, 2020

By Ron Meyer

Meyer’s Management Models - episode 11: Control Panel

HR & Organizational Development change management

How can I control what people in my organization do?   To be in control is to have the ability to steer the organization in any desired direction. The controls are the specific mechanisms used to do the steering. Some controls are formally assigned to certain people (hard controls), while

Opinion column

March 30, 2020

By Ron Meyer

Meyer’s Management Models - episode 10: Strategic Agility Model

HR & Organizational Development change management

How can I develop strategy in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world?   Developing strategy is about setting a course of action to achieve a particular purpose. It is about determining a route forward, while fully aware that the future can’t be predicted because the world is

Opinion column

March 4, 2020

By Ron Meyer

Meyer’s Management Models - episode 9: Leadership fairness

HR & Organizational Development change management

What determines whether people feel I am treating them fairly? Fairness is the quality of behaving in a reasonable and just manner. It is about treating others the right way. But whether these others judge the behavior to be fair depends on their perception of what happened. In other

Opinion column

February 20, 2020

By Yuri Bobbert

Future Roles in Information Security

Leading Digital Transformation cybersecurity

We want to feel safe in this brave (and scary) new world we’re creating of machines, robots and artificial intelligence. Technological & political trends will definitely influence our profession. This new world will call for new jobs with new skillsets that address the future challenges

Opinion column

February 11, 2020

By Ron Meyer

Meyer’s Management Models - episode 8: 11C Synergy model

HR & Organizational Development change management

How can I organize synergies across business units in my company?   Larger companies are often divided into business units, each with a certain measure of autonomy to tailor their approach to the competitive dynamics in their specific market. At the same time, these companies will seek to

Research column

January 28, 2020

By Rozanne Henzen

New opportunities for sustainable campus management

Sustainable Transformation

For the past 60 years, Antwerp Management School (AMS) has been at the forefront of innovation, transformation, entrepreneurship and ecosystems – always in the best interest of people and society. In all these years our ambition has remained unchanged. Our baseline perfectly captures what

Opinion column

January 20, 2020

By Ron Meyer

Meyer’s Management Models - episode 7: Competition Tornado

HR & Organizational Development change management

How is competition evolving in my industry and how can I respond to it?   Except in monopolies, firms must compete with rivals to win the favor of potential customers. Firms can outdo others by being cheaper, better and / or different, but none of these competitive advantages are

Research column

December 5, 2019

By Jan Beyne

Hooray! It’s International Volunteer Day

Sustainable Transformation volunteer

5 December – Hooray! It’s International Volunteer Day: a yearly celebration, mandated by the UN General Assembly, of the values, work and efforts of volunteers and organizations worldwide. On this day, the UN underlines the importance of the contribution of volunteering programs in

Opinion column

November 28, 2019

By Antwerp Management School

Meyer’s Management Models - episode 6: Confidence quotient

HR & Organizational Development change management

What determines how much confidence people have in me?   Confidence is the psychological state of feeling sure about something or someone. When people are confident, they feel certain and at ease, which allows them to move more freely and commit themselves to actions or relationships with

Research column

November 26, 2019

By Bieke Struyf

How to get the digital skills you need

ecosystems

As promising as technology may seem for the solution of labor problems, in reality it often merely ends up creating other problems. The actual challenge has to do with humans rather than technology. No matter how well orchestrated the technological transition, if your workforce – the

Research column

November 26, 2019

By Bieke Struyf

Why radical innovation requires a hot strategy approach

change management

Fear or excitement? Anticipation of change does “something” with humans. It evokes emotion. The implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies is expected to deliver and require change en masse. The type of change that does not only affect one part of the production process but uproots

Research column

November 13, 2019

By Rozanne Henzen

The vision of 15 sustainability experts on individual sustainability leadership

Sustainable Transformation

This is the second of two blogs on the joint research between Antwerp Management School (AMS) and the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) on the nature and benefits of individual sustainability leadership, drawing on 15 expert interviews, their best practices and existing