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Prof. Dr Willem Mastenbroek
Prof. Dr E. van de Bunt
Drs C. Visser



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Negotiating as emotion management
Prof. dr. W.F.G. Mastenbroek
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Readers Top 10

The readers top 10 is a list with the 10 best assessed contributions, assessed by our readers on a 10  point scale according to an advancing average over the past 7 weeks.


Strategic sourcing; a bridge too far?
Teije Bakker, Matthieu Goede en Gert Teusink
The concept of sourcing is gaining popularity in both organisation and management studies. This article offers a conceptual framework that regards sourcing as a strategic function of a company. Using a handful of real world examples, the authors illustrate how different levels of improvement in the sourcing function can be attained.


Getting HR Projects out of HR
Secrets of Human-Capital Management
David Creelman
Secrets of Human-Capital Management, Getting HR Projects out of HR


Social Companies: from survival of the fittest to survival of the most cooperative
Frans van der Reep
The Internet is changing the way we organize work. It is shifting the requirement for what we call the ‘schedule push’ and the hierarchical organisation that it implies, and therefore it is removing the type of control that is conventionally used to match resources to tasks, and customer demand to supplies and services.


Deliberately choosing simplicity
Dick Markvoort
In every organization there are forces at play which push it towards large, complex projects. By deliberately choosing for simplicity, you can make major savings in time and money and gain meaningful jobs for those involved.


The only competitive advantage in professional services
Interview with David Maister - part 2
Coert Visser
How important is ‘marketing’ for a professional? What factors determine career success? How to improve the management of change? What is the first and only competitive advantage in professional services? These are a few of the questions David and Coert are discussing. Quote: “People think that marketing is about getting more business. It’s not. Marketing is about getting better business.”


Power and Influence
Secrets of Human-Capital Management
David Creelman
Secrets of Human-Capital Management


Using Knowledge Management and E-learning for Strategic Change
Burt Rost van Tonningen, Emiel Schoonhoven en Pieter Bas Leezenberg
E-learning as a vehicle for cultural change within an organisation. Far too often, organisations have difficulty keeping up with the continuous change they face. Knowledge management and e-learning in particular can help greatly in this regard. The authors outline how issues can be broken down into manageable, practical projects in order to bring about the necessary cultural change.


The Knowledge Organization
Knowledge management = asset management
Burt Rost van Tonningen
Identifying and implementing smart solutions is key to gaining a competitive edge in the new economy. The author explains how knowledge management has become asset management, simply because in this information age we no longer have other important assets.


Ask Do not Tell
Secrets of Human-Capital Management
David Creelman
Ask Do not Tell, Secrets of Human-Capital Management


The Strategic Constraint of HR in the Digital Age
How to mobilize Human Resource Managenent in e-business?
Burt Rost van Tonningen
The digital revolution has caused a substantial paradigm shift in markets, values and cultures. As a result, the modern Human Resources manager has to have a fundamental insight of information technology in order to adapt. Burt Rost van Tonningen discusses how to mobilise HR in the e-business world.

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Readers' Response
Indeed, the interview thrown insight into the crux of the problem i.e. downsizing. Very few studies...
K. Srinivasa Rao
Don't treat the symptoms, treat the illness
Reading your response, Luc, I'd like to clarify some of my writing. I think you paraphrased it quite...
Richard Peters
Treat the illness, not the symptoms
Reading your response, Luc, I'd like to clarify some of my writing. I think you paraphrased it quite...
Richard Peters
Solution-focused change blog
Here is my English blog dedicated to solution-focused change: http://solutionfocusedchange.blogspot....
Coert Visser
Re: People want to be heard
Richard Peters makes a relevant point in arguing that it's not blogs that are the culprit, but the p...
Luc de Ruijter
Mensen willen gehoord worden
Een blog is op zich het probleem niet, de mensen ook niet. Het is de afstemming binnen de hele organ...
Richard Peters
Thanks for promoting my brand! Best regards, Frans Duurland...
Frans Duurland
Video interview with Maister
Here is a new interview with David on the Consulting magazine website: ...
Coert Visser
Different period
Dear Robert, US Airways and America West merged a while ago (within the last two years). The study...
Coert Visser
USAirways is America West
USAirways is America West. This article with both entities separately listed is deceiving. ...
Robert Byrd