Process of Change and the Part of the Managers

Changes in an organization can be a very intensive experience. When an organization is approaching a change by itself, it needs to be clear who is responsible for the the whole process. It also needs to be clear who is coaching and controlling the enactment. Read more about your role as a manager during changes in your organization.  Continue reading “Process of Change and the Part of the Managers”

Compliance to Authority

We all can name several leaders and authorities who were able to force groups or mass’s to compliance. The ultimate proof is Adolf Hitler (Germany) in World War II, but also Benito Mussolini in Italy. Those dictators knew how to influence many well-thinking inhabitants of their countries. This caused many loyal initiates of a fascistic ideology which was focused on world domination.  Continue reading “Compliance to Authority”

What did I learn from my internship?

To set things straight for new readers: I am an Human Resources-student in Holland. My first year is almost over and the last thing I had to do to pass the first year was doing an internship. I went looking and looking for internships, but in Holland it is pretty hard…

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How To Do an Interview by Phone?

I did my first interview by phone during my internship. I can tell you that interviewing someone by phone is a little less scary than a face-to-face interview. Each way to interview has it’s own pro’s and con’s, so you have to figure out what works best for you and the situation. Click on ‘read more’ to get to know more about interviewing someone by phone!

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Optimism – Is your glass half full or half empty?

Everyone thinks about their future. And you? When you think about your future, do you expect good things to happen or do you think about everything that could go wrong? This way of thinking depends on whether you are an optimist or a pessimist: for an optimist the glass is half full, for a pessimist it is half empty.

Read more to get to know whether you are an optimist or a pessimist…

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UPDATE: My Internship

I have been offline for the last couple of weeks. There were several personal issues that I had a hard time dealing with. Also my internship has asked a lot of energy and input out of me. Luckily, I feel like I am back on track now. Read more about the experiences of my internship.

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What Causes Stress?

What do you think about when you think about stress? Most people see the tensions in their own life: pressure of work, financial issues and complicated relationships. Probably does the word ‘stress’ also makes you think about physical issues like: headache, sweat and tension in your neck or back.

To treat a problem, you have to know what the cause is. So let’s see what causes stress…

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The Unexpected Effects of Rewarding

Many people perform by extrinsic rewards. Those are material rewards for example are: money, status or a company car. But what happens when people get extrinsic rewards for things they love doing intrinsically?
Intrinsic motivation is the drive that comes from within people, they actually like what they have to do. Most of the time, they are passionate about it.

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The Sin of The Memory: Bias

Every individual will judge situations based on his own interpretations. Believe me, everyone does that in his own way and for his own reasons. Understanding these reasons and way of thinking helps you to understand the actions of your employees. Read more to learn more about bias’.

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