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Government funded business start-up programmes – a waste of public money?

Over the past few decades it seems that governments around the world have fallen in love with the idea of entrepreneurship. And why not?

Managers: how can you optimise your virtual multicultural team meetings?

From large groups to start-ups, virtual multicultural teams are no longer the exception. Employees are required to work remotely. They need to take time differences into account when they interact and internet communication limits their ability to decode messages.

Does the future of research lie in weaving?

Some researchers have recently questioned the realities of doctoral life in management science research. Certain senior colleagues highlight the moroseness and apprehension of today’s doctoral students, while the same doctoral students, on the other hand, affirm their curiosity and collective spirit.

In support of “organic” management, more living than digital

One of the main features of the processes initiated by the expansion of digitalisation and the development of artificial intelligence, which is currently establishing itself as the only and inevitable means of “progress” in the future, is the desire to conquer and "ideologically" transform managers and organisations portrayed as "ill-adapted, or even obsolete".

Why some tasks might be better suited to employees with lower emotional intelligence…

Are you in touch with how your emotions at work impact the organisation or your co-workers? Are you able to regulate your feelings so as to make best use of them in a given situation? If so, you probably score well for emotional intelligence (EI)…. And surely that’s a good thing!

2018-07-16T11:04:46+00:00 Apr 30th, 2018|Nikos Bozionelos, Work & Organizations|0 Comments

Cambridge Analytica’s ‘secret’ psychographic tool is a ghost from the past

The ongoing Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal has revealed just how vulnerable our social-media data are to exploitation. Marketers, political groups and shadowy third parties can now harvest our information, divide us into homogenous groups and send targeted messages in ways that are far beyond anything imagined even a decade ago.

Towards new models to secure the careers of autonomous workers? The case of SMart

Interview with Benjamin Huybrechts, co-author of the article entitled "How Can New Players Establish Themselves in Highly Institutionalized Labour Markets? A Belgian Case Study in the Area of Project-Based Work", to be published in the British Journal of Industrial Relations.

Why Great Companies Fail in the Face of Disruption ?

And How to Make Sure Your Company Doesn't Today, no company can consider itself sheltered from disruption. If taxi drivers, who operate under a state-regulated monopoly, can feel [...]