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The primary characteristics of teams and individuals involved in Agile

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Keywords: agile, agile team, agile project management, agile management, management, project management, teams, agile methods Agile has become a key area of interest for many organisations. The agile movement started in the software industry and today approximately 60 to 90% of software engineering firms use agile practices and project management. As a result of intense […]

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What large organisations can learn from SME’s in terms of project management

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Keywords: management, project management, 4P’s, bureaucracy Projects are ubiquitous. Even the smallest company with just one or two employees has to run projects in order to achieve their goals. The point of project management is to try to ensure that the plan materialises in a timely and cost-efficient manner and either achieves or exceeds its […]

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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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How to retain key talent in organisations – a review of literature

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Keywords: talent, talent management, employee retention, human resources, human resource management, management A key role of management at all levels of an organization is to provide an environment whereby talented staff stays within the organization, rather than looking for more attractive opportunities elsewhere. Churn, or turnover of key talented staff, is considered to be a […]

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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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How to successfully implement self-managing teams

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Keywords: leadership, management, teams, self-managing teams An increasing number of organisations are turning towards more autonomous working methods within the workplace, including implementing self-managing teams. A number of previous studies found that self-managing teams are more responsive, flexible, make clients and customers happier and more satisfied, more effective and efficient and help to make the […]

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Developing managerial and organisational resilience and the role of organisational ambidexterity

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Keywords: management, resilience, managerial resilience, ambidexterity, dynamic ambidexterity One of the main challenges that face organisational researchers these days is that of understanding how organisations deal with and respond to difficult, uncertain and adverse events (what has become termed as the ‘grand challenge’). As a direct result of this interest by researchers and organisations, there has […]

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Emotions and their role in the shaping of self-identity

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Keywords: identity work, emotions, self-identity, social interactions, management, organisational studies In the past 16 years identity work has become an established topic within management and organisation studies. Identity work is when a person needs to establish, maintain or alter their identity in order to carry out their work and includes situations where one’s identity is […]

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Podcast: Developing Practical Leadership and Management Wisdom

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Developing practical leadership and management wisdom : Research review with Sarah Smith In this episode we look at a research briefing around the topic of developing practical leadership and management wisdom Subscribe to the Oxford Review Podcast here Download the associated research briefing – The 8 primary features of practical leadership and management wisdom – Here […]

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Podcast 3: Practical Leadership and Management Wisdom

Organisational Success Podcast

Developing practical leadership and management wisdom : Research review with Sarah Smith In this episode we look at a research briefing around the topic of developing practical leadership and management wisdom Subscribe to the Oxford Review Podcast here Download the associated research briefing – The 8 primary features of practical leadership and management wisdom – Here […]

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