• Organizational Culture and Rituals

    Toward the end of the spring semester we might receive more and more invitations to participate in different kinds of social events: a sittning, a graduation ceremony or a just regular get- together with corridor mates. Why do we feel the urge to create such social happenings and why does it feel natural or in…

  • Organizational Identity and History

    Since milestones in our lives might have long- lasting effects on how we behave and how we define ourselves, one might draw a parallel between individual identity and organizational identity in terms of being affected by the past: organizations too have history and this might influence their identity. But what do we mean by identity…

  • Change Management and Existentialism

    Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher, who was born more than 2500 years ago, said that “The only constant is change”. This is maybe true, but Theresa M. Welbourne in 2014 also underlined that “Change is escalating, and the current models of managing change do not seem to be working well”. Interestingly, in order to handle change…

  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Student- Or Poorly Constructed Scientific Excuses for Exam Performance

    From the simplest worms to remarkably complex animals – like us – we have the ability to learn and remember. Due to neuroplasticity, our brains change throughout life, which enable us to adapt and alter our behaviour. While it seems that learning – thus changing – is essential to our survival, we are not always…