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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

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

Opinion column

November 6, 2019

By Yuri Bobbert

CISO: master the Dialogue on Cyber Security Economics

Leading Digital Transformation

Over the last years, the role of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) drastically changed. Over the last decade, I have seen this industry explode with fuzzy vendors in the cyber domain all delivering point solutions. Is this because industry strategy agencies like IDC , Gartner, and

Opinion column

November 5, 2019

By Antwerp Management School

Meyer’s Management Models - episode 5: House of engagement

HR & Organizational Development

Which factors can contribute to a higher level of engagement in my organization? People are engaged if they feel connected to their organization and if they are motivated to contribute to its success. So, becoming engaged is about emotional bonding – buying in to an organization and

Opinion column

September 30, 2019

By Antwerp Management School

Meyer’s Management Models - episode 4: Revenue model framework

HR & Organizational Development

What are the different ways to generate income as an organization? All organizations need money to operate and thus require ways to generate sufficient income. An organization’s revenue model is the specific manner by which it acquires funds – it constitutes the way in which the

Opinion column

September 2, 2019

By Antwerp Management School

Meyer’s Management Models -episode 3: 'Interaction pressure gauge'

HR & Organizational Development

  How much pressure should I exert when talking to people? Interaction is the process of two or more people communicating with each other, most often by means of talking. For most managers, interacting by means of speech is their primary method of getting things done – their work consists

Opinion column

July 29, 2019

By Antwerp Management School

Meyer’s Management Models -episode 2: 'Digital Platform Map'

HR & Organizational Development

  What are digital platforms, and can they emerge in my industry as well? A platform is any type of system that facilitates many-to-many interactions (M2M). An example of a platform in the physical world is a marketplace, as it lets multiple sellers interact with multiple buyers. This is

Opinion column

July 3, 2019

By Antwerp Management School

Meyer’s Management Models - episode 1: 'Mind the Gap'

HR & Organizational Development

  Organizations constantly change, in ways both intended and unintended. When managers deliberately set out to alter an organization, shifting it from its current state to a future state, we speak of implementing change.  The challenges involved in successfully implementing change depend

Opinion

February 14, 2019

By Wayne Visser

Climate marches won’t change the world – but they will speed up change in the world

Sustainable Transformation

Public protests – like today’s Students for Climate march in Brussels – usually register as nothing more than a blip on the radar of the daily news cycle. Some group is dissatisfied with something. They exercise their democratic right to wave a few placards and chant some clichéd slogans.

Opinion

March 26, 2018

By Wayne Visser

The SDGs and Business: New Horizon or New Smokescreen?

Sustainable Transformation

The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by 193 countries in September 2017, are very fashionable now – especially among big companies. But are they really changing the way that business does business? Or are they little more than a new wave of corporate PR spin – a successor to

Opinion

February 2, 2018

By Alex Van Breedam

The resolute choice for a new logistic framework guarantees sustainability

Smart Mobility

Are Are the internet giants of today the logistic businesses of tomorrow? Physical Internet imposes itself as an alternative to the traditional supply chain. The difficult relationship between logistics and society that we know today can create the momentum in which the logistics sector

Opinion

January 11, 2018

By Lars Moratis

Sustainability’s echo chamber

Sustainable Transformation

Reflecting on 2017, I think it is fair to say that in our ambition of creating a better world, we, sustainability propagators, have made some progress. Still, for most of us, this progress is far from sufficient – and the pace at which the development towards a more sustainable society