Why HR-Partners will be soon replaced by HR-Anticipators

“What is the new role of HR?” – “Being a Strategic Business Partner, of course!” – “Good heavens, NO! Wrong answer!!!” – The below post was written by: Dr. Zoltan Buzady  Although my primary interest is leadership and personal development, the innovative usage of emerging new simulation technologies in management training and applications of serious gaming, often…

The Theory of “Flow” And Its Relevance for Organizations – 5th (final) part from the working paper

Part 4 – Demographic Changes 3. Implications for employee training and learning Traditional, formal learning systems, in which “students” sit for hours and listen to (often not well crafted and delivered) lectures and take exams are becoming less and less effective because in an ever-growing number of societies young people have mastered learning – primarily…

The Theory of “Flow” And Its Relevance for Organizations – 4th part from the working paper

Part 3 – The changing context of managing 2. Demographic changes Of the demographic changes that are impacting management/leadership practices we will briefly discuss two phenomena: implications of the allegedly large “social gaps” between generations and the ageing of the population. Generation gaps: Social generations are cohorts of people born in the same date range and…

The Theory of “Flow” And Its Relevance for Organizations – 3rd part from the working paper

Part 2 – Leaders versus managers The changing technological and cultural context of managing / leading This section offers a few thoughts on the impact of technology and demographic changes for managing and leading employees and other stakeholders. A subsection discusses the implications of technological and demographic changes for employee training and learning.   1.…

The Theory of “Flow” And Its Relevance for Organizations – 2nd part from the working paper

Part 1 – “Are you satisfied with your workplace?” Leaders versus managers Before delving into our main topics, let us detour briefly by addressing a controversy in the organizational literature: the presumed similarities and differences between “managers” and “leaders”. The subtitle of our book (which we are partly summarizing and partly extending here) is “Integrating…

The Theory of “Flow” And Its Relevance for Organizations – 1st part from the working paper

Since the publication of ‘Missing Link Discovered,’ Zoltan Buzady (Ph.D., CEU Business School, Hungary) and Paul Marer (Ph.D., CEU Business School, Hungary) have continued researching the implications of the theory of Flow for effective leadership, elaborating on and expanding the book’s first two chapters. This Working Paper is a progress report on that continuing research; the first of two…