Monthly Archives: May 2018

Who determines the regime of working-time flexibility in Germany?

Offering employees a certain degree of flexibility to self-determine their working time is often seen a one way of enhancing motivation levels among the workforce. According to the classical OB understanding this will subsequently enhance performance levels, raise degrees of … Continue reading

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Systems change – Big or Small?

I believe that many university teachers, who decide to teach OB in a non-functionalist way –  hence, a way that emphasizes the contested nature of organizations and that associates agency (thus, significance) to all actors in an organization – do … Continue reading

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Unhealthy Metaphors for Business and Workplaces

Following the blog entry by John W. Budd in (, I would like to invite you to do a little exercise with your students. Ask your students to read the business press (incl. the news distributed via the internet) … Continue reading

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