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Research briefings around the topic of management

Business process management (BPM) and how to make it successful

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Keywords: business process management, BPM, critical success factors In the face of continual change and development across political, economic, scientific, social, technological, environmental and legal realms many organisations and businesses are turning to Business Process Management in order to increase effectiveness and efficiency. Business Process Management As the name implies, Business Process Management focuses on […]

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How management practices impact productivity and financial performance

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Keywords: managers, management practices, advanced management practices, productivity, organisational productivity, financial performance A number of recent research studies have shown that much of the variation in productivity that is seen across organisations is due to the differences in use of various management practices. The studies have all found that management practices, such as monitoring the […]

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How the machines are increasing human productivity

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Keywords: Productivity, Emotions, fuzzy biotechnical control systems A slew of studies has recently been published looking at what are known as fuzzy biotechnical control systems for human operators. What this means is a set of technological interfaces for human beings that are aimed at increasing our engagement, commitment and productivity through the use of biometric […]

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How universal are knowledge management practices?

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Keywords: Knowledge management, HRM, Types of knowledge management There has been a significant shift over the last 50 years in what creates industrial value from tangible assets, such as physical products, land and financial capital, to intangible products, such as knowledge. At the centre of this shift has been the development of knowledge management as […]

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Implementing lean and organisational development: defining lean change

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Keywords: Organisational development, lean, lean change, organisational change, management, lean management, change Many businesses fail to sustain lean practices after adopting them. One of the reasons is that adopting lean in a traditional organisation requires a significant level of change in organisational, behavioural and cognitive thinking. A new study by researchers from New Zealand looked […]

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The 4 factors that makes a manager good at performance appraisals

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Keywords: performance appraisals, management, appraisal discrimination New study has just been published looking at how managers orient themselves towards performance appraisals to see if there is an underlying structure towards the ratings they give and whether discrimination plays a significant part in performance appraisals. The study looked at 498 managers and their behaviours with performance […]

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The things managers believe: How evidence-based are managers really?

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Keywords: Management, managers, human resource management, evidence-based practice, beliefs, decision-making, research It is largely assumed that good managers use a judicious mix of experience, understanding of the context, learnt knowledge from research, training etc and policy. The question is whether this is true? To what extent do managers actually use good evidence-based practice and learnt […]

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Lean – the management consultant’s paradox

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Keywords: lean, lean thinking, management consulting, change management, lean implementation, learning, learning culture, organisational development The concept of lean has grown from an operational set of tools to reduce waste and increase value into a complete management philosophy of excellence, that involves a range of other ‘soft’ factors, such as leadership, management, learning and engagement. Additionally, […]

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Which management practices help to develop innovation capability organisations?

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Keywords: innovation, product innovation, process innovation, innovation capability, organisational innovation capability, management, management practices, human resource management, HRM One of the most important sources of competitive advantage for any organization is that organization’s ability to innovate. This is particularly the case in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous situations or environments. Previous studies have found that an […]

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Managing poor performance

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Keywords: performance management, management, poor performance Clearly, line managers are critical when it comes to managing the performance of employees. Performance management is seen today as the realm of the line manager, rather than that of the HR professional. Line managers are expected to be confident in identifying and managing poorly performing staff including engaging […]

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