THE ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR, CHANGE MANAGEMENT & CONSULTANCY (OBCC) RESEARCH GROUP AIMS TO CREATE THE FUTURE TECH-SAVVY ORGANIZATIONAL TRANSFORMATION LEADERS VIA CUTTING-EDGE HIGH-TECH RESEARCH AND EDUCATION WITH A HUMAN TOUCH.
Society expects organizations to deal with the manifold global challenges which requires major (technological) business transformation. In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, many organizations pursue digital, agile, lean and green, intrapreneurial, and employee-healthy ways of organising. The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the professional teaming up in virtual, cross-cultural ways. Not only leaders, but also employees, and especially their consultants, need a wide range of skills and behaviours to support these transformations and thus make a difference in our complex world. Yet, we need to know much more about the effect of technology, like Artificial Intelligence, on effective leader- and follower-ship (and vice versa). OBCC scholars contribute to such knowledge for sustainable operational excellence. Sustainable here means: beneficial for people at work and their clients; pro-environmental; and long-lasting and, thus, financially viable (triple bottom line).
To contribute to these developments, we focus on how organizations, teams, leaders and employees across the supply chain can collaborate well to realise sustainable improvements and transformations. Our field studies are well-connected to managerial practice and are theoretically grounded in a unique combination of the subdisciplines: Organizational Behaviour, Change Management, Cross-cultural Management, and (Behavioural) Operations Management. We study change processes in a wide array of organizational settings, including:
- Public and private sector
- Adoption of Smart Industry, Agile, Lean (& Green) Management
- Large and small organizational change programs
- Coaching and consultancy
OBCC is specialized in a unique video-based behavioural observation method combined with physiological arousal measures in which we also involve our Leadership Lab at the Ravelijn building. Our research contributes to the BMS faculty’s Smart Industry, Health, and Learning themes. Our expertise is recognised internationally (see, also, our publication list) and we actively participate in international associations such as the Academy of Management, British Academy of Management, European Academy of Management and the European Operations Management Association.