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Adjusting to the atmosphere: from elevator entrance to hidden reward systems

Oct 20

Adjusting to the atmosphere: from elevator entrance to hidden reward systems
Yes! We are in New York City! As New York first (or second or third)-timers we need some time to adjust to the city. So we took the weekend to explore the city, find our way in (and out) our neighbourhood, learn how transportation works,...

Studying organizational conversation

Oct 15

Studying organizational conversation
It all started in my (Suzanne) living room in Amsterdam. I think it was in January earlier this year. Mara, Joeri and me we were having a coffee, and we shared what was on our minds and what we are concerned with in our work....

Appreciative Inquiry and the power of questions

Jun 2

Appreciative Inquiry and the power of questions
Questions are essential within the perspective of Appreciative Inquiry. The questions we ask ourselves – as a person or a system – determine the direction towards which we develop ourselves. What sort of questions can then help to facilitate a movement towards the desired direction?...

Studying organizational conversation

May 14

Studying organizational conversation
As a group of Dutch and Belgian organizational researchers from Kessels & Smit, we are currently studying the way that organizational conversation contributes to change. We are curious to learn more about change and innovation in organisations, and the role of interaction and conversation. We...

Create a solid foundation to uplift youth in Mamelodi

May 8

Create a solid foundation to uplift youth in Mamelodi
Monday the 28th of April we’re gathered on the premises of the YMCA in the township Mamelodi, Pretoria. Four young entrepeneurs, Vusi, Cyril, Elias and Dora, are developing a young entrepreneurial society hub together with Essent and Kessels & Smit. The hub itself will be...

A journey to South Africa

Apr 29

A journey to South Africa
Last summer we sat together with a group of colleagues during our annual K&S Working Days to talk about our work around societal issues. Each of us works on projects that explicitly address big and socially relevant questions, such as the future of a region...

The Top Should Be In The Middle

Apr 8

The Top Should Be In The Middle
Eric Koenen , management consultant and author of  The Atomium Organization (De atomiumorganisatie) and  The Art Of Leadership In Times Of Change proclaims the illusion of manageability, and connection as the essence of leadership. He begins his keynote at the Corporate Learning Course (LCL) of...

Pygmalion or Michelangelo?

Dec 24

Pygmalion or Michelangelo?
Two artists. After some disappointments with real women, one of them creates a sculpture. He changed something here, polished there. After a while his ideal image of a woman emerges. The sculpture becomes part of his daily life. He treats the sculpture as if she...
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