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Research briefings around the topic of management

The values and behaviours of effective lean managers

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A really useful research study looking at what makes an effective ‘lean’ leader and manager has just been published in the European Management Journal by researchers at three universities in the Netherlands and the United States. Interest in lean approaches in organisations has increased significantly since the financial crisis of 2007/8 with lean job postings […]

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Why your Business and Management Information Systems may well be way out of date – even if you have just got it…

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A new piece of research just published in the journal ‘Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline’ (now in its 19th year) describes how researchers found that organisations that shift from traditional business and management information systems known as waterfall systems to agile systems tend to have better results. Get the full research […]

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How and why the MBA and management education needs to change

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Keywords: Management development, MBA, Practical intelligence, business education, context-based learning, practice, intelligence Thirteen years ago this year Henry Mintzberg published his book Managers not MBAs: A hard look at the soft practice of managing and management development ,in which he challenged the prevailing view that the recipient of the MBA was by default not only a […]

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Opportunities help people go the ‘extra mile’

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New research from Germany has shown that it isn’t the amount of time people believe that they have left at an organisation that determines their levels of job satisfaction, so much as the opportunities they have within the organisation. In short, where someone is coming near retirement age, giving them training and development opportunities even […]

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Attitude towards change: the roles of acceptance of change and control

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Keywords: Organisational Change, acceptance of change, resistance to change, locus of control A wide range of previous studies around acceptance of change and resistance to change have found that individual and collective attitudes towards change are, as would be expected, significant predictors of positive engagement in change. Many of the studies that have looked at […]

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