Changing management also means that we find inspiration in practices that at first glance may appear to have little relevance to management or organisation. Art, for example. What can managers learn from the way in which artists deal with uncertainty or ambiguity? And can professionals in organisations benefit from what is already known in the theatre world about creating and utilising space? But we also aim our spotlight at the world of sports. What is the phenomenon of ‘flow’ that seems to play such an important role among successful athletes? Can you achieve flow in organisations?
In other words, the Change Management research group continuously explores the boundaries of the specialisation. We do so based on the conviction that genuine innovation can only be achieved if we dare to set aside firm beliefs and set to work with new, experimental forms of management and organisation.
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Fer van den Boomen
Dominique Darmon is a senior lecturer at The Hague University for Applied Sciences. She teaches courses such as Journalism and Media, Communication and Behavior, Ethical Communication and Cross Cultural Communication Management. As a member of the research group Change Management, she is currently exploring the mechanisms of gossip in organisations. Dominique has more than fifteen years of experience as a television producer: she worked for the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), for Vision TV, (Canada’s national, multi-faith television network) and produced documentaries for OMNI Television, (a Canadian multi-cultural station). Dominique also worked for SNV (Netherlands Development Organisation) as international campaign manager. She designed, coordinated, and implemented the ‘Making a Difference’ campaign in association with euronews. Her work took her around the world, to places such as Cuba, Iraq, Cambodia, Malawi, Kenya, Indonesia, Uganda, Ethiopia and Papua New Guinea.email@example.com
dr. Jacco van Uden
Jacco van Uden studied Business Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam, where he specialised in change management. After graduating, he worked at Nyenrode Business University (Center for Organisational Learning and Change) for two years, after which he conducted doctoral research at the University of Humanistic Studies. His thesis ‘Organisation and Complexity’ focused on how organisational science can benefit from complexity theory. At the end of 2011, Jacco became a project leader/senior researcher at The Hague University of Applied Sciences for the KITE120 project (Entrepreneurship and Innovation research group). He has been the head of the Change Management research group since 1 February firstname.lastname@example.org