TMSC International® Management & Leadership: Changing An Organization

The increase in competitive pressure and a need for cost-effectiveness are forces affecting an organizations ability to stay in business (York, Neuman, Kowalski, 2007). Kurt Lewin has an idea that inspires many scholars in the domains of social and organizational psychology, as well as outside of those field (Bargal, 2006). This idea is the “personal and intellectual influences leading to Lewin’s paradigm of Action Research including: Personal history, meta-theoretical principles of field theory, ideas of practical democracy, and the small group and its unique attributes that contribute towards social/organizational change (Bargal, 2006).

Group decision making leads to considering higher costs. Changing an organization also includes a look at psychology, sociology, and anthropology. Organizational change can be seen as problem-solving, and focuses on identifying and correcting errors for an organization internally.

Organizational change assessments allow a look at the intensity and direction of the organizational change.

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This article was made possible by the donations of Olympia R. Scott, WNBA

TMSC International® Management & Leadership: We Are Communicating In Conflict

Current research on professional communication and conflict offer a variety of theoretical models. Communication has many forms; written, spoken, and body language. If you are dealing with paranormal psychology, thoughts would also be considered a form of communication. Conflict is a struggle to resist or overcome; contest or opposing  forces or powers; strife; battle. Organizational behavior considers communication and conflict for management and employee interactions. Theory is developed by taking time to observe the common themes.

New companies and companies going through organizational change can use the question: If my company were a person two (2) years old and intentionally developing personality traits that are relatively stable over time, what traits as a company would I want to develop?” This question will help companies forecast factors that identify the types of assessments needed to produce outcomes that are high  performing and a value creating culture.

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TMSC International® Management & Leadership: Leadership A Higher Order of Thinking

Leadership studies have evolved over the last 100 years from focuses on the internal dispositions associated with effective leaders to broader inquires that in emphases on the cognition, attributes, behaviors and contexts in which leaders and followers are dynamically embedded and interact over time (Avolio, 2007)

Double Loop Learning is insight a person has of their own responsibility for behaviors outcomes, and is a higher level thinking skill. Double Loop Learning includes self-talk (a form of psychology). Self-talk allows us to affirm ourselves, examine our personal behavior, the behavior of others, and facilitates self learning.

Bloom’s Taxonomy lists thinking skills, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation are the three “Higher Order Thinking Skills”. Being aware of thinking about personal motives, needs and the impact of choices, etc., are considered apart of the thinking process.

Double Loop Learning is important to leadership and organizational effectiveness because it is an internal mental process and once an individual learns this thinking it can become automatic.

In conclusion, leadership studies have evolved, Double Loop Learning is insight that includes Bloom’s Higher Order Thinking Skills.

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This article was made possible by the donations of Olympia R. Scott, WNBA