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Prof.dr. Woody van Olffen (Full Professor)
Prof.dr. Woody van Olffen
Family Business (Change Management, Consulting, Transition Management), Management & Organisation (Career and Professional Development Coaching, Change Management, Executive and Leadership Coaching, Implementation of Change and Transition Processes, Leadership, Organisational Behaviour, Organisational Development, Organisational Learning), Quantitative Methods (Business Research Methods), Strategy & Innovation (Strategic Management, Strategy and Leadership)
Prof. Dr. W. van Olffen is the professor of Organisational Change and Development at TIAS School for Business and Society. In April 2013 he became Academic Director of the TiasNimbas Master of Management and Organisation (MMO) programme. Van Olffen studied and obtained his doctorate (in 1999) at Maastricht University and was senior lecturer of strategy and organisation at Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University from 2007 to 2013. Since 2011 he works part-time as senior academic associate at AMI Consultancy (www.ami-consultancy.com) in Maastricht and The Hague, where he is responsible for organisational change and talent development. Van Olffen also acts as a personal and professional coach in these fields for individuals as well as teams.
His scientific research has focused on a broad range of organisational topics such as team composition, organisational commitment, justice and location selection. His scientific co-creations have been published in international publications such as the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal and the Journal of Applied Psychology. A common theme is his interest in change and development processes in individuals, groups and organisations. His current study focuses on measuring and monitoring (complex) organisational changes. He is also a personal and a professional coach.
In addition to his work he enjoys spending time with his wife and children, walking, skiing, reading and Zen meditation.
Solinger, O.N., Olffen, W. van, Roe, R. & Hofmans, J. (2013). On becoming (un)committed: Toward a taxonomy and test of newcomer on-boarding scenarios, Organization Science (forthcoming).
Belderbos, R., Olffen, W. van & Zou, J. (2011). Generic and Specific Social Learning Mechanisms in Foreign Entry Location Choice. Strategic Management Journal, 32 (12), 1309-1330.
Brockner, J., De Cremer, D., Fishman, A. van Olffen, W., Mayer, D. and Van Dijke, M. (2010). When Do Procedural Fairness and Outcome Fairness Interact to Influence Employees' Work Attitudes and Behaviors ?: The Moderating Effect of Uncertainty, Journal of Applied Psychology, 95 (2), pp. 291-304.
Roe, R., Solinger, O. & Van Olffen (2008). Shaping organizational commitment, in: S. Clegg & C. Cooper (Eds.) Handbook of Macro-Organizational Behaviour. London: Sage.
Solinger, O., Van Olffen, W. & Roe, R. (2008). Beyond the Three-Component Model of Organizational Commitment. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93 (1), pp. 70-83.
Van Olffen, W. & De Cremer, D. (2007). Who Cares about Organizational Justice? How Personality Moderates the Effects of Perceived Fairness on Organizational Attachment. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 16 (4), pp. 386-406.
Van Breugel, G., Van Olffen, W. & Olie, R. (2005). Temporary liaisons: the commitment op ' temps' toward their agencies, Journal of Management Studies, 42 (3), pp. 539-566.
Boone, C., Van Olffen, W. & Van Witteloostuijn, A. (2005). Team locus-of-control composition, leadership structure, information acquisition and financial performance: a simulation game study, Academy of Management Journal, 48 (5), pp. 889-909.
October 30, 2017
Why digitization does not pay off yet
What kind of change is exactly needed to make digitization work?
June 13, 2017
Does organizational change progress as in The Hobbit, Hamlet or Game of Thrones?
Just as in the literary world, organizational changes are also described as hero tales, or even tragedies...
April 18, 2016
The right people for a successful change-adventure
The right people have to be assembled in the coalition to be able to start the change vigorously and to sustain it...
July 9, 2015
Study trip MMO: Diverse program which was carefully co-created
From june 28 to july 3rd another great edition of the studytrip to Portugal took place for our students in the Master of Management and Organization (MMO), edition 33...
October 6, 2014
Webinar: Make organizational change measurable
Measurement tools are needed to improve the success ratio of change processes, explains Professor of Organizational Change Woody van Olffen in the “Catching change red handed” webinar...
May 12, 2014
Measuring instruments required in order to monitor organizational changes
During planned change programs , organizations should measure whether or not the behavior of its employees is actually changing...
September 13, 2013
Does Rutte have vision?
Woody van Olffen on whether Rutte has vision: a little, but it is not particularly impressive...
July 31, 2013
'Changes are often controversial'
Woody van Olffen becomes academic director of MMO, a course that aims to prepare managers for the future...
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