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June 8, 2020

By Ron Meyer

Meyer’s Management Models - episode 12: Rising Star Framework

Human Resources Strategy & Innovation

Which moral dangers do I face while moving up the hierarchy? A rising star is a person of above average talent who quickly makes career steps within or across organizations, filling positions of increasingly important responsibility. With this rapid move up the hierarchy comes more power,

Opinion Column

April 30, 2020

By Ron Meyer

Meyer’s Management Models - episode 11: Control Panel

Human Resources Strategy & Innovation

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

April 23, 2020

By Rozanne Henzen

The cover of Vogue Italy’s April issue is white in response to the coronavirus: their next April issue should be green.

Sustainable Transformation COVID-19 Strategy & Innovation

White is used as a symbol for respect, hope and light after darkness. But above all, as the magazine states, “white is not surrender, but a blank sheet waiting to be written.” This period should be used to think outside the box and find better solutions for an indispensable industry that

April 16, 2020

By Gert Van Esbroeck

The story of an EMBA student & doctor in times of Corona

COVID-19 Strategy & Innovation

Gert Van Esbroeck, eMBA student in the cohort 2019 and orthopedic surgeon writes in four chapters about his experiences during Corona. About the fact of being tested positive himself, being obliged to go in quarantine at home, about following his classes online and trying to get structure

April 15, 2020

By Hugo Marynissen

Crisis communication in times of coronavirus: “Lying is a definite no-go”

COVID-19 Strategy & Innovation

Interview by Arno Meijnen with Prof. Hugo Marynissen published in Knack on 4 April 2020  Should we wear a face mask or not? Is the government communicating honestly about the corona crisis? Professor of Crisis Communication Hugo Marynissen: “There is no one, not even Steven Van Gucht or

April 10, 2020

By Antwerp Management School

Corona is mean. It's a wicked problem.

COVID-19 Strategy & Innovation

There is now a need for trans-disciplinary collaboration, but the question is, is there a ‘want’? We need both to succeed. No doubt you will also see them, the numerous memes, photos, GIF's, or movies where the Corona virus and its effects on our lives are portrayed in a playful way. At

April 9, 2020

By Ans De Vos

Can't construction workers help fruit growers out?

Human Resources COVID-19 Strategy & Innovation

The distribution sector is worried about staff cutbacks, which could endanger supplies. Hospitals are calling for volunteers. Gardeners lie awake to the coming harvests for which they simply have no workers now that our borders are closed. The corona crisis challenges us in many areas. It

Opinion Column

March 30, 2020

By Ron Meyer

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

Human Resources Strategy & Innovation

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

Human Resources Strategy & Innovation

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 11, 2020

By Ron Meyer

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

Human Resources Strategy & Innovation

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

February 5, 2020

By Philippe Deben

EMBA thesis, from paper to practice

Strategy & Innovation

We are a group of 3 friends: Xavier, Kristof and myself: Philippe, who met during the eMBA program. After we did our thesis about starting a children's beverage brand, we decided to really start up the idea. With our little monsters Felix, Basile, Maya and Semm we started developing a

Opinion Column

January 20, 2020

By Ron Meyer

Meyer’s Management Models - episode 7: Competition Tornado

Human Resources Strategy & Innovation

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