The importance of corporate communication

Given the changing work organization and technological evolution, integration issues arise: how to integrate employees? How to set up good corporate communication? Business leaders must foster a positive and encouraging climate by establishing effective internal communication. Management studies show that it is almost impossible to achieve your objectives without defining a good corporate communication strategy.… Continue reading The importance of corporate communication

Biases in Collective Decision-Making – Part 3

We come to our last article on biases in collective decision-making. In the previous articles we dealt with the first two biases, that of groupthink and bias of information sharing. The last bias we will discuss is that of the phenomenon of polarization or the group polarization. What is group polarization? This phenomenon with a rather barbaric… Continue reading Biases in Collective Decision-Making – Part 3

Biases in Collective Decision-Making – Part 2

Some time ago we discussed about the bias in sharing information within a group. This previous article was the first in a series of three. Today, we will talk about a second bias. Without too much suspense, this bias is called: groupthink. What is it? At first, groupthink, does not appear problematic. Yet this is a… Continue reading Biases in Collective Decision-Making – Part 2

Biases in Collective Decision-Making – Part 1

In groups, all is not a bed of Roses, and forming a group is not enough to make good collective decisions. On the contrary, groups are confronted with several difficulties called in social psychology: biases. In this first article we will see in more details one of the bias, then we will see in future articles… Continue reading Biases in Collective Decision-Making – Part 1

Before decision-making… The Group

Today, we discuss one essential element under a social psychological approach : The GROUP Usually, before making a collective decision, a group is created, either over a long period (e.g. a sports team in a club) either ephemerally (e.g. a team for a call for projects). So, what’s a group? During our life we will… Continue reading Before decision-making… The Group

Valve: Key Organizational Aspects

In our previous article we presented Valve as a successful horizontal organization. We sketched what these organizations are and some elements of Valve’s way of working. Now we get to the specifics and discuss about some key elements of their organization. What is the life of a Cabal? We have already seen that Valve is… Continue reading Valve: Key Organizational Aspects

Valve: a Successful Horizontal Company

Valve is a very successful company: founded in 1996 by Gabe Newell and Mike Harrington, it first started by editing video games. In 2003 it initiated an online videogames distribution system called Steam. Today, Steam is a huge business. In 2015 it reached 125 million players (FR), and more than 14 000 games in 2017.… Continue reading Valve: a Successful Horizontal Company