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How organisational reward and incentive schemes can result in deviant behaviour

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Whilst the clear objective of reward systems, such as performance related pay, is to increase motivation and performance, a number of previous studies have found that such schemes can actually have the opposite effect by decreasing motivation and increasing ethical and pay inflation behaviours. And yet other studies found that performance-related pay and other organisational […]

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The problem with management consultants and consultancies

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A number of recent studies have shown that management consultancies often wield a significant influence on management practices, project and organisational outcomes and yet the precise benefit of their involvement is often difficult to ascribe and calculate. On the one hand, in certain situations, management consultants and consultancies have been found to provide tangible benefits, […]

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How team learning behaviours predict innovation capability

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Keywords: Learning, team learning, team learning behaviours, innovation, innovation behaviours It has become increasingly apparent, both to many organisations and to the business research community in general, that innovation and the ability to change and pivot rapidly is not only a major source of competitive advantage but also, these days, the primary method for reducing […]

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A research/evidence-based competency model for collaborative problem-solving

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Keywords: problem-solving, collaborative problem-solving, competency, competency model, competency framework A number of reports and studies have shown that one of the key critical skills that will be in increasing demand is that of collaborative problem-solving. Reports by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), the World Bank, and a variety of other studies have […]

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The impact of different management practices and why organisations need to pay attention to this study.

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Keywords: management, management practices, organisational performance, organisational management This study is based on a very big population of managers around the world by a team of researchers from some of the world’s most prestigious universities and looks how management practices impact: Productivity Profitability Growth Survival and longevity Innovation Organisations, managers and management developers and coaches […]

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The Cope Scale

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Keywords: coping, coping strategies, psychometric, assessment, resilience In our continuing quest to fight the pseudo instruments and assessments that proliferate organisations and find and bring you valid and reliable assessments this week we bring you the COPE Scale, or the shortened version of it. This assesses people coping strategies when they are face with difficulty. […]

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Measuring well-being and using organisational well-being profiles

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Keywords: wellbeing, well-being, well-being outcomes, employee well-being, indirect costs, costs, leadership, well-being data, well-being management information, management information, management, leadership There are many studies showing that the well-being of employees is a critical success factor for organisations. As a result, many organisations have focused on improving the well-being of the people, including developing organisation wide […]

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Using technology to boost informal learning

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Keywords: informal learning, technology, knowledge management, knowledge creation, workplace learning, learning, learning technology Probably the most fundamental skill required in the workplace today is an individual’s ability to learn. Given the pace of change, the rate of adoption of new technologies and working practices, the role of formal (through training, coaching, workshops et cetera) and […]

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The impact of open innovation, knowledge transfer from universities and coaching on SMEs

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Keywords: open innovation, knowledge management, knowledge transfer, coaching, university, university knowledge transfer, SME, small and medium enterprises, learning, organisational learning, performance enhancement, evidence based practice A wide range of previous studies have identified the benefits that accrue to organisations from collaborating with universities and, in particular, gaining access to knowledge generated through scientific research. Research […]

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Team decision-making and communication preferences

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Keywords: decision-making, team, group, team decision-making, group decisionmaking, communication preferences, gender, team leader, leadership, altruism, trust, leader, leadership, emergent leader, appointed leader Teamwork usually comprises of a series of decisions of varying degrees of risk made on a daily basis by both the members of the team and/or the team leader. The level of risk […]

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