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Hot shots get all the attention, but other team members can be the ones who make a group really tick.
Nicolai J. Foss and Peter G. Klein
Managerial authority is essential when decisions are time-sensitive, knowledge is concentrated and decisions need to be coordinated.
Hari Kumar and Satish Raghavendran
Team-based contests that draw on creativity and collaboration skills can build motivation in employees.
May 19, 2014 | Robert D. Austin and Thorkil Sonne
People who are “different,” either behaviorally or neurologically, can add significant value to companies. The authors, who studied the practices of innovative organizations and the experience of a Danish company working with people with autism, argue that companies can benefit from adjusting work conditions to embrace the talents of people who “think differently” or have “inspired peculiarities.” “Managing innovation is less about averages and more about understanding outliers,” write the authors.
The best leaders know when to lead, when to manage, when to delegate and when to get out of the way. They also figure out where their own skills lie and how to take the best advantage of them.
Asking reports if they would recommend their manager provides efficient management assessment.
Christian Stadler and Davis Dyer
To judge by the business media, you’d think top executives have to have charisma. Think again.
Martha E. Mangelsdorf
What does it take to be an effective leader in today’s unpredictable and uncertain business environments?
The authors of “How to Become a Better Leader” explore how leaders can recognize and manage their psychological inclinations.
Henry Mintzberg, interviewed by Martha E. Mangelsdorf
Management is too often idealized as work that should involve detached planning and strategizing.
Martha E. Mangelsdorf
Research confirms that you’ll be less productive if your attention is spread too thin.
February 19, 2014 | Julian Birkinshaw, Nicolai J. Foss and Siegwart Lindenberg
It’s an old idea: If you want to build a company that truly motivates its employees, it has to have a sense of purpose. A sense of purpose that transcends making money can motivate employees. But to sustain both a sense of purpose and a solid level of profitability over time, companies need to pay attention to several fundamental organizing principles, including the need for support systems that reinforce goals.
Willy C. Shih
The process of bringing assembly work back to U.S. factories from abroad is more challenging than the economics would predict.
Pat Auger et al.
New research sheds light on the role of a reputation for corporate social responsibility in hiring.
Günter K. Stahl et al.
Companies that are successful at global talent management subscribe to six key principles.
Daniel M. Cable et al.
Employee orientation practices that focus on individual identity can lower employee turnover.