With this reader you receive an invitation to participate in a travel into actual fields of conceptional development and empirical research in the land of psychological orientated management studies. The authors focus on different perspectives as well as specific theoretical approaches in their common concern to contribute to the understanding and improvement of organizational development: (1) the organizational level including aspects of Marketing strategies, Quality Management and Training, (2) the level of interaction between superiors and subordinates referring to the theory of Transformational Leadership and (3) an individualistic level which emphasizes the employees' personality and values. Organizational change is a challenge for organizations to develop concepts for training, learning processes in the workplace and interaction models between different hierarchical levels. At least, what is the appropriate leadership style in a changing context?
The Editor: Dr. Joerg Felfe, born in Dortmund (1963), studies of psychology at the universities of Bochum and Berlin, Diploma in Psychology, doctoral thesis on the development of a vocational training program for the industry, evaluation of occupational and vocational training programs, several years as consultant, trainer and coach, assistant professor at the Department of Psychology at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, major fields of research are charismatic/transformational leadership and commitment.