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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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Teaching evidence-based practice

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Keywords: evidence-based practice, evidence-based practice education, evidencebased practice implementation, training, teaching, learning, competency development One of the primary problems facing any organisation trying to implement evidence- based practice is how to train and educate their staff in the practical and theoretical aspects of evidence-based practice. Given the nature of the subject at hand, it is […]

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Strategies for developing employee capability

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Keywords: employee capability, workforce capability, organisational capability, organisation performance, strategy One of the key issues any organisation or firm faces, no matter how large or small, is how to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviours and thinking in order to achieve its goals. Together, these five attributes are the primary components of workforce or […]

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Organisation-wide hardship and how it is shaping the world of work

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Keywords: work, competition, organisational hardship, organisation-wide hardship, working harder, rewards, reduced rewards, management narrative A 2015 study for the UK government found that increased levels of competitiveness also increase levels of organisational productivity. As the report found, competition increases “pressure on the managers of firms to become more efficient”. This drive for efficiency has a […]

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How the five elements of entrepreneurial orientation impact business performance

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Keywords: business performance, family business, family business performance, socio-emotional wealth, entrepreneurial orientation, risk-taking, innovative behaviours, productivity, competitive aggressiveness, autonomy One of the hot topics in academic research, particularly around business performance, is the concept of entrepreneurial orientation. A number of previous studies have shown that entrepreneurial orientation is a critical ingredient in overall business performance […]

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