Professor Heesen is offering a workshop for professors about "Supporting and grading of academic papers and theses" once again at the DiZ. Registration details are available at the Website of the DiZ by clicking on the picture below:
Dealing with dilemmas
Frank Buytendijk describes six dilemmas which can be found in any business (p. 41ff): Value or profit, listen or lead, inside-out or outside-in, long-term or short-term, top-down or bottom-up and optimize or innovate.
This creative foundation allows the author to provide examples of conflict of interest in organizations, some of which the readers might have experienced themselves without understanding the cause at the time. The book helps to develop an understanding for the different perspectives of the involved actors. The essence of these dilemmas is the understanding "You cannot have it all" but decision makers need to find the appropriate balance. The book helps to develop an appreciation for the complexity of strategic management.