In their study to be published in the Journal of Business Ethics, Tawhid Chtioui and his co-authors evaluate the relationship between the appointment of women to CEO or Chair positions and firm performance, and shed light on the differences between family and nonfamily firms.
Why the development of a ‘physical self’ may not be the best antidote to change...
One of the important factors of organization decline is the type of managers it recruits and promotes. Among them is what I call the ‘Creosote manager’, the one who kills life all around him to flourish. Creosote people populate just about every organization that I encounter and that have so much trouble innovating. Would there not then be a causal link?
As a sociologist, David Courpasson studies new forms of organizations in the workplace and their impact on day-to-day workers’ lives. Here, he points out the paradox between everyone’s perception of a modern workplace, source of engagement and strong involvement, and employees' ordinary mutual insensitivity.[...]
Why resistance persists in the workplace... and why it might actually be good for companies!
How do feelings of justice and injustice play a role in employees’ commitment in their work? What are they characterized by? Concretely, what actions can a manager take to manage fairly?
Ask most UK business heads – or indeed anyone who reads the newspaper – whether women managers are paid equally to men, and you‘ll be told that the country’s much-discussed gender pay gap reaches right up to the top.
A friend who works at a big multinational sent me this. I’m rewriting it here, changing only the names. Let’s call the company where he works Babel…
Tessa Melkonian discusses why managers need to be aware of the example being set when a business experiences disruptive change, such as a merger.
The way business people use their voices during high-level negotiations is critical to determining success. They could learn a lot from how military and police negotiators speak in extreme situations such as during hostage negotiations.