Work & Organizations

The Work & Organizations academic cluster addresses the transformation of organizations and work. Directed by Fabienne Autier, its mission is to produce data and to perform analysis and experiments –insidecompanies – and to provide operational analytical frameworks for the participants of emlyon programs and indeed,all emlyon stakeholders, to enable them to take full advantage of these transformations.

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  • female boss

Why female leaders are as key to family as non-family firms. But only in the right roles

Mar 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

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.

  • Police

I am my body

Feb 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Why the development of a ‘physical self’ may not be the best antidote to change...

The Creosote, this High-Performing Manager Who Destroys Your Business

Feb 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

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?

  • David Courpasson, Looking away

Looking away: Civilised indifference in the modern workplace

May 19th, 2016|0 Comments

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.[...]

Impactful Resistance

Apr 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Why resistance persists in the workplace... and why it might actually be good for companies!

Managers: how being fair leads to greater commitment

Mar 31st, 2016|0 Comments

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?

Are female senior managers really paid less?

Mar 8th, 2016|1 Comment

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.

The multinational business: Time to Flee Babel?

Feb 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

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…

Interview with Tessa Melkonian: Managerial ‘fairness’ is key to successful business change

Jan 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Tessa Melkonian discusses why managers need to be aware of the example being set when a business experiences disruptive change, such as a merger.

Don’t speak like a chipmunk

Dec 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

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.