Category Archives for "Management"

Management research articles, posts and research briefings. This category provides briefings and resources aimed at helping to improve management activity and practice in organisations.

A model for coping with the paradoxes of management

coping with the paradoxes of management

Coping with the paradoxes of management A significant part of management actually entails how to manage the paradoxes and dilemmas presented in daily organisational life. Coping with the paradoxes of management is a core skill when trying to deal with competing and often diametrically opposed priorities that abound in organisational life. A new model just […]

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The Key to Lean Management, and a lesson for any manager

The key to lean management

A new study looking at communication styles in successful and failed lean change events across a range of motor vehicle manufacturers is quite instructive and useful. So what is the key to lean management?   The essential factor of lean management The researchers from universities in Sweden and Canada observed the daily work practices in […]

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The 6 factors that ensure change success

The 6 important factors that ensure change success

How to ensure successful change – change management   Change management – The 6 important factors that ensure change success. We know that the claim that 70% of change programmes fail is false. However learning what can make change a better and more positive experience in organisations can only be a good thing. All too often organisations […]

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The 5 different dissent strategies and how to deal with them. New research

dissent tactics

It is estimated that somewhere between 50 and 70% of employees, will, at some point in their employment feel that the organisation has wronged, mistreated or let them down in some way. These issues are referred to as psychological contract breaches. This is where an employee feels that the organisation has failed to fulfil its […]

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Change Management: Two Core Methods

Core Methods of Change Management

A new study has highlighted two core methods of change management that help to facilitate organisational change whilst improving engagement, ownership and develops learning capability across the organisation.   One of the earliest lessons taught to military officers usually is ‘First, appreciate the situation’. In the fog of war, a good understanding of the immediate […]

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How to recover from organisational decline: The 5 R’s of organisational recovery

organisational recovery

The five R’s of organisational recovery Whilst I have a somewhat cynical attitude to models that neatly fit in an word based acronym or words all starting with exactly the same letter and 2×2 matrix, sometimes you find a genuinely useful model. In this case whilst I am not sure this is actually a step-by-step […]

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How to manage people who do boring repetitive jobs

boring job

Managing people who have a boring job There has been a lot of previous research into how boredom impacts productivity in a wide range of settings. Virtually all the studies found, as you would probably expect, that when someone is bored they tend to make more mistakes and become increasingly inattentive to their work. As […]

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The Step-by-Step Guide to How Unethical Behaviour Develops

unethical behaviour in the workplace

The Step-by-Step Guide to How Unethical Behaviour in the Workplace Develops In the the last of my three part series on how to predict unethical behaviour in the workplace develops. Part One – How to predict unethical behaviour Part Two – Moral disengagement: How it predicts unethical behaviour To wrap up this research briefing today I will look […]

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How to know that someone is going to act unethically

Moral Disengagement

Moral disengagement: How to know if someone is going to act unethically In my last article How to predict unethical behaviour I looked at research that showed: The 2 primary predictors of unethical behaviour, and The 3 precursors of moral disengagement Today we are going to have a look at what the research says about the actual process […]

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