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How leaders, managers and employees conspire to not resolve goal inconsistencies

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Messages and orders from leaders and managers create a world of meaning in organisations. Often however the messages managers send out can create a paradox i.e. inconsistencies, uncertainties and ambiguity that defy the prevailing logic within the organisation. These in effect, create uncertainty about the aims and goals the employee should have. The study at […]

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Perfectionism, coping and stress

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Researchers from two universities in the United States, Georgia State University and Virginia Commonwealth University, have been studying the impact of perfectionism. Previous research has found that individuals with higher levels of perfectionism, who experienced stress are significantly more likely to experience emotional distress. This study wanted to see how people cope with perfectionism and […]

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Preventing spanners being thrown in the works by protest – mega projects

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A new study published in the International Journal of Project Management looking at reducing risks in megaprojects (costing $1 billion or more) focused on the risks associated with protests. Protests can either be organised or individuals aimed at throwing a spanner in the works and disrupting or preventing either the entire project from going ahead […]

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Strategic silence – why organisations don’t publicise positive news

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A new study just published in Administrative Science Quarterly by researchers from Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University in Utah in the US has found some interesting evidence that many organisations not only fail to broadcast positive news like certifications and endorsements, but actively supress such news. The Strategic silence conundrum The researchers completed […]

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The drivers of innovation success: What predicts that an innovation is likely to be successful?

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A new study is due to be published later this year that looks at the question of what organisational factors predict innovation success. This is really important for organisations. Understanding the organisational factors for innovation success helps leaders make better evidence-based decisions and makes those responsible for organisational development, change and management able to help […]

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The gamification of work and the impact it has

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Keywords: Gamification, Work design, Job design, motivation, Job satisfaction, Job performance, job characteristics model Gamification is the process of using game design elements, whether video-based or not, in non-gaming contexts. Within the work context, gamification refers to the practice of turning tasks and work into some form of game. These days gamification largely refers to […]

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Why LinkedIn and other professional networking groups might actually be good for you

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A new review of the research done into the use by employees of social and professional online networks and communities like LinkedIn, for example, has shown that this relatively young use of technology actually goes a long way to improve the way they work. Online communities can stimulate critical reflection and further inquiry, both into […]

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