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July 3, 2019

By Antwerp Management School

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

Human Resources

  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

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

Opinion

December 7, 2017

By Johan Boonen

"The transport sector is not to blame for our traffic jams"

Sustainable Transformation

Johan Boonen, project manager Watertruck+ for the Smart Mobility Expertise Center regularly hears this statement in the world of (road)transport. Johan: “The argumentation goes along the following lines: trucks are a constant, but around rush hour, they’re joined by too many cars, which

Opinion

November 6, 2017

By Antwerp Management School

“Governments are lacking knowledge about their most important resources”

Public & Social Profit sector

When Eddy Van der Stock was a student in our Master in Public Management two years ago, he noticed that the average participant had rather limited digital knowledge. “Many government organizations experience digitizing as something technical that doesn’t concern them. Naturally, there are

Report Opinion

October 2, 2017

By Koen Marichal

Leadership with a small ‘l’

Human Resources

A few weeks ago, Doctors for Doctors organized an evening devoted to the film Burning Out by the Belgian Jérôme Le Maire. The award-winning documentary shows the lives and the silent suffering of surgeons, anesthetists, nurses and other personnel in the operating theatres of Paris’s

Expertise Opinion

September 22, 2017

By Nils Wuytens

Companies with intangible assets & asset-less companies

Sustainable Transformation

A friend of mine who is a recruiter at an international software company told me that he always ends interviews with the same question: “What is the deciding factor when choosing an employer?” In the past, he received obvious replies, such as a job with interesting content, development

Expertise Opinion

September 20, 2017

By Peggy De Prins

Jobs of the future: death knell or opportunity?

Human Resources

The concept of the “Future of Work” is gaining traction, not just in academic discussions and institutions, but in enterprises and labor negotiations as well. It’s a thought that can create panic and fascination at the same time. What will the jobs of the future look like?    

Expertise Opinion

September 14, 2017

By Antwerp Management School

From inspector to confidant: the independent role of the internal auditor is more important than ever

Strategy & Innovation

Internal audit aims to provide as much reassurance as possible about the internal operations of an organization. Internal audit as an activity has existed for a long time but it has gone through a number of evolutions. What does it mean to work in this area today? Ben Broeckx, Academic

Expertise Opinion

September 6, 2017

By Jesse Segers

“Nomadic professionals, make your choices meaningful”

Human Resources Strategy & Innovation

Opening minds. Touching souls. Energizing business. That’s what Antwerp Management School stands for. As a business school, energizing business is, of course, a goal. Opening minds is also obvious. How can your mind not be opened after numerous classes and field trips? But what about

Opinion

August 8, 2017

By Antwerp Management School

Why you can assert ownership of your career but not of your job

Human Resources

People no longer view careers the way they used to. In Voka Tribune, Prof. Dr. Ans De Vos looks back on the development of the vision on careers in the past 6 years. The focus of career policy has shifted. In the (recent) past the focus was on how one’s capacities grew within an

Opinion Column

July 3, 2017

By Johan De Cooman

Tighter financial regulations for municipalities should not be an excuse for delaying investments

Public & Social Profit sector

A study conducted by financial institution Belfius shows that Belgium’s municipalities can’t even afford to try and buy votes this year in the run-up to the elections. This comes as a result of tighter budget regulations imposed on municipalities by the Flemish government. Financial