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Eric Hoffer Social Philosopher 1902-1983 In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal.

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2 Eric Hoffer Social Philosopher In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists

3 Goethe: Freuet euch des wahren Scheins,/ Euch des ernsten Spieles:/ Kein Lebendiges ist ein Eins,/ Immer ists ein Vieles. (Joy in true semblance take in any/ Earnest play:/ No living thing is one, I say/ But always Many. – trans. by Christopher Middleton).

4 Values change Source: Ronald Inglehart and Christian Welzel, Modernization, Cultural Change and Democracy. New York, Cambridge University Press, 2005: p. 64

5 Materialism Post-materialism Conservatism Liberalism

6 Kants metaphysics Terminal values Instrumental values Substitutable values Unique values Rokeach values survey

7 By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. A job is just a way of earning money A job is a duty A job is a pleasure Work-related values

8 Internal vs. External career

9 Career anchors (Schein, 1993) Managerial Competence Technical/Functional Competence Creativity Lifestyle Security/Stability Autonomy and Independence Service Pure challenge

10 * This statistic and following are excerpted from The SOROS foundation study on Work- related attitudes in Romania, December 2008 Workplace characteristics - Romania

11 Workplace characteristics – Romania vs. rest of the world

12 Workplace characteristics

13 Organizational committment

14 Individualism/ colectivism


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