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August 30, 2017

Year: 2017

Research Question:

How can  a bureacracy be transformed using values to re-conceptualize organizational change management practices, ideas, concepts and insights?

Research Questions:

                    1) Can va...

Introduction

The diversity and complexity of views expressed over the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City and its aftermath have now reached Tower of Babel-like proportions. Even with the conviction of Timothy McVeigh and the upcoming trial of his ac...

August 9, 2017

How Value Systems Shape Organizational Productivity,
National Prosperity and Global Transformation

Don Edward Beck, Ph. D.

The focus on the role of productivity in enhancing competitiveness, while generating wealth and cultural well-being, has shifted over time from the...

August 9, 2017

The Cultural Dynamics that Spark Violence,
Spread Prosperity, and Shape

Debates over globalization are but the surface-level collisions of the deeper tectonic plate-like cultural fault lines that remain hidden from view. The failure to both understand and deal with thes...

August 9, 2017

And the Winner is? 

Don Edward Beck, Ph. D. 

Now that we have finally flushed the word "chad" from our power talk and political cartoons, lo and behold "bipartisan" enters the fray. One gets the distinct feeling politicians put tongues firmly in cheeks whenever they utte...

August 9, 2017

An Epoch Tale of Tragedy and Triumph

Don Edward Beck, Ph. D.

With tongue in cheek...

Let's play the "what if" game. What if the events fictionalized in the earth-blasting movie Independence Day of several summers ago actually happened? If that movie was too far a reach fo...

August 9, 2017

A Values System Perspective on
Constructive Dialogue and Cooperative Action

Don Edward Beck, Ph. D.

In the Beginning. . .

Still fresh in my mind is a story from my youth, one often told by both teachers and clerics to dramatize the importance of people in whatever kind of...

August 9, 2017

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Don Edward Beck, Ph. D.

One of the first motion pictures to portray aliens from space as advanced saviors rather than menacing monsters, The Day the Earth Stood Still, hit the theatres in l951. This classic “atomic movie” of the post World W...

August 9, 2017

Year: 1979

Research Problem: Exploration of the English Neo-Classic and Romantic Movements using Clare Graves’ “Level of Existence” or value systems theory.

Method: Graves’ framework, which focuses on sacrificial (Tribalistic, Absolutistic, and Sociocentric) systems and...

August 9, 2017

Year: 1977

Research Problem: To determine the various values that influence nurses within the hospital, and ascertain, through comparison, any significant differences between the values of the floor nurse and the values of the emergency room nurse.

Method: The value syst...