Strategies in Conflict Management
Strategies in Conflict Management 14 July, 2014 Conflicts are good. This statement has by now become a commonplace – and luckily so. Someone taking a negative attitude towards an issue that matters to me: that’s the simple definition of a conflict and you would be right to ask what exactly is good about this. But […]
Change and Management
Tamás Benedek Szilágyi Üzlet & Pszichológia (December-January 2013/14; Issue 6, Volume 2) http://www.upszi.hu/hr/cikk/valtozas_es_menedzsment Time changes everything. Actions do more: they allow you to choose the direction of change. We have all wanted to change our lives at one point or another. To get more exercise, to go to the theatre, to meet old friends, […]
A knot on your handkerchief
01 September, 2013 Sándor Pataki Üzlet & Pszichológia (August-September 2013; Issue 4, Volume 2) When I was a young clinical psychologist my colleagues often told me how they recommended their patients to shift to a stress free life style. I often thought about what I would need to change to make my life free […]
Lean linen, or how to make the Little Mole a pair of dungarees the lean way. Turn your kindergartens
22 May, 2013 István Dorka HR Portál http://www.hrblog.hu/lean-hr/2013/05/22/meg-tobb-leant-az-ovodakba-2/ A practical guide to the lean approach and to a swift and rather thorough understanding of lean concepts. Here’s the pith of lean (née: Toyota Production System) as explained by Taiichi Ohno, the grandfather of the entire system: “All we do is review the period of […]
Painting the fence and cleaning the river: new trends in team building
16 April, 2013 Building a playground, painting a fence, cleaning a river bed: this year’s new team building trends are all about contributing to the community. As Spring draws closer companies are planning their team building projects and again there will be several trends concurring in the market.
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Why children fail to learn how to tie their shoe laces
28 March, 2013 Elek Könnyü Üzlet & Pszichológia (April 2013; Issue 2, Volume 2) http://www.upszi.hu/cikk/az_iskolas__aki_nem_tud_cipot_kotni There are only 24 hours in a day and it’s hardly enough to attend to all tasks – tasks that managers believe they need to personally attend to, because they think no other person has the reliability, expertise […]
Healthy work place and ways to cure organisational diseases
12 February, 2013 Recently there has been a lot of talk about the relationship between joy and work. Unfortunately many people consider these two concepts mutually exclusive, although you need to have both together in order to ensure a full and healthy life. This is necessary on a personal level, but corporations should also […]
Lean culture change and raising kids
16 November, 2012 “The three main reasons why lean implementation may fail are management, management and management.” (James Womack) In order to reduce our own fears as managers and to enable ourselves to see that we are not alone, that there are others fighting the same concerns, I have asked István to make a […]
Event-type training are often self important
31 May, 2012 Team building trainings are only defined, not regulated, within the trade. Imre Lővey, COO of Concordia Organisational Development Inc. gave a befitting description of the situation saying there is utter chaos in this field. The multitude of corporate and retail trainings seems to verify his views. But what is it that […]
Change – sustainable development
20 April, 2012 We live in the age of a global crisis, and that yields a management crisis. Apparently most managers are not up to facing the scope and speed of challenges. Within the framework of a Cambridge research project Dr. Visser examined this issue from the viewpoint of several managers, maintaining his focus […]
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Two years later, in 2001, I was a major player participating at subsequent, now legendary workshops. One of them, titled “How to reduce our stock to 700 000 tonnes”, is now considered a legend in its own right because it was a milestone that enabled a company wide optimalisation of corporate operations within the fields of mineral oil processing and sales.
Therefore in 2008, when as top tier managers we decided on the reorganisation and modernisation of the company, and on clarifying the vision of the organisation, I had absolutely no doubts that we would be doing this with no other than Imre Lövey and Concordia. Yet, despite our previous experience, they still managed to surprise us with new concepts. Their proprietary theory of Healthy Organisation and the attached questionnaire was hugely helpful in showing us the current position of the company but no less importantly enabled most of our colleagues to understand the necessity of change.
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