Look down at your keyboard most likely you will see: QWERTZ. Our standard order of letters was necessary in the mechanical set up of typewriters. However, it never got questioned or changed in our digital age. This is an example path dependence. Path dependence is a methaporical description of an organizational phenomena that leads to … Continue reading No way back?
Change can happen in many forms be it something you want to change in your life, a change happening in a organization or a movement demanding social change. The field of “Change Management” aims to understand such changes. Kurt Lewin, a German American psychologist, is known as one of the founding fathers of the field. … Continue reading Change Management MythBusters
Fast-changing periods have always existed in global history however challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic but also climate change or digitalization make us face a more VUCA world than ever before. Copyright Jeroen Kraaijenbrink The acronomy VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) was developed in the US Army to prepare future generals for their challenging work … Continue reading What to do in a VUCA world?
What do Elon Musk and a rubber band have in common? To explain, I want to explore the concept of “Creative tension”. Creative tension is a thinking tool that helps you from merely addressing problems to actively creating new potential futures. It consists of three steps. Figure 1: Creative tension (Senge et al. 1994: 195) … Continue reading Using creative tension to your benefit