Special Session: The Absorption-based Model of Leadership
How to adapt performance systems to Generation Y
HR Club organized on April 11th a special session on the topic of "The Absorption-based Model of Leadership - How to adapt performance systems to Generation Y", presented by Zoltan Buzady, Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Organizations at Central European University Business School, Budapest.
Generally, there are three main reasons that jobs are resented, writes Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the psychologist and the architect of the notion of flow (2003). The first is that the job is pointless. The second is that the work is boring and routine. The third is that the job is often stressful, especially when employees cannot get along with a supervisor or colleagues. Of course, these factors can be inflated or mitigated by factors in the general business environment such as hype-cycles or recessions, but the bottom line is that leadership matters!
This session helps managers to better understand the underlying dynamics and motivational cycle of employee performance and gives an easy, yet variable tool for leading more effectively. The model integrates many elements of existing practices already effectively applied to lead individuals, teams, and departments into a systematic and flexible approach. It also integrates overriding corporate performance expectations with particular leadership expectations and needs.
Zoltan Buzady has been teaching at the University of Passau, on MBA and Executive MBA programs of Mannheim-ESSEC, Corvinus University and CEU Business School during the last 15 years. Zoltan is also an executive and management coach (transactional analysis).