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How not to increase management accountability. The problem of management rent-seeking behaviours

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Keywords: management, managers, management accountability, rent seeking behaviour, pay and reward, senior management remuneration The common issue in many organisations is how to enhance senior managers’ accountability. This means that senior managers answer to and are held responsible by the organisation’s owners for their individual behaviour and performance and, as a corollary, the performance of […]

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Implementing agile across different cultures

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Keywords: agile, agile methodology, culture, psychological safety, scrum, scrum teams, management, managers, middle managers, leaders As any agile consultant will tell you, implementing agile in organisations rarely gives the same, or even similar, results and outcomes. The amount of variance that occurs during and after agile implementation is significant. The range of variance of agile […]

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The Leadership Taboo, Managing future uncertainty and more in this month’s Oxford Review

The Oxford Review Vol2 No1

In Volume 3 Number 1… The downside of employee loyalty Keywords: employee loyalty, job tension, inter-professional dysfunction and collaboration, well-being Employee loyalty is not a one way street. A new study finds a bit of a hole in previous studies of employee loyalty and aims to fill that gap. In doing so they discover that […]

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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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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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How managers develop emotional intelligence and apply it: New study

How managers develop emotional intelligence

How managers develop emotional intelligence is a critical question for organisations and anyone involved in management development.  A new (this research briefing was sent to members in July 2017)  meta-analysis of over 25 years of research on the emotional intelligence of managers answers some important questions about emotional intelligence and its development in managers. Intelligence […]

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