Charles Darwin, CEO: Some Applications of Evolutionary Psychology to Management

Cezar Giosan


This theoretical paper outlines two potential applications of evolutionary psychology to management. Organizational change and voluntary turnover are discussed. It is argued that in certain cases people will be less resistant to change if organizational developers downplayed the perception of the actual expected outcome instead of emphasizing on the future positive consequences of the change. It is also argued that from an evolutionary perspective job security and advancement opportunities are the most important factors in ensuring people retention.

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