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“We need to innovate!” - every CEO ever!
Innovation is not about changing your product, it’s about changing your mindset. It’s not about doing something new, it’s about stopping doing something old. This entire book rehashes these two lines in as many ways as ground-breaking (if you dropped him off a high platform wearing heavy shoes) business thinker Richard Mulholland was able to do in around 125 pages.
Changing the legacy mindset is not easy, but hot-damn, it’s worthwhile. Legacide, the book, hopes to do just that.
"Over the past two decades, Nene has gained a reputation both locally and internationally as a thought-leader in diversity and inclusion, values-driven leadership and transformation. She has authored numerous publications, including contributing to the book Leadership Perspectives from the Front Line. She is a member of the Diversity Collegium, a think tank of globally-recognised diversity experts. She is an associate lecturer at GIBS on Global Diversity and Unconscious Bias, as well as an associate lecturer on Transformation Strategy for the Stellenbosch Business School. She is a sought-after speaker for conferences around the world."
"The ideas and experiences shared by author Nene Molefi speak directly to the troubling prejudices and inequities that persist in our world. Diversity and inclusion are more pressing than ever. Injustices and deep social divisions persist, personally and systemically. Racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of fear and hatred are not isolated. They remain embedded and they demand courageous, deliberate work. In this book, Nene uses her own story to cast a bright light on the transformation journey. Nene’s book quite vulnerably takes the reader on Nene’s personal journey. In addition to the deeply personal content, each chapter ends with practical guidelines on how to lead inclusively. Nene’s book offers hope and substance in our vision of a diverse and inclusive and just society." —Justice Edwin Cameron
This book offers 50 innovative ways of looking at your business as a long-term, dynamic, progressive entity. Here you will find 50 ways to ditch the atrophying forces and create an exponentially achieving, high-performance culture in your organisation.
Some rules help us, but some don’t. Do you know which to ditch? And do you know how to create a dynamic, learning culture that doesn’t rely on blind bureaucracy? Elon Musk did it with Tesla and Space-X. Pixar does it too. The Israeli Defence Force and US Navy SEALS have been doing it for decades, and their results have been astonishing.
In a world of exponential organisations, rule-bound dinosaurs will fall and fade. But you don’t have to.
They’re your rules. Break them!
The third revised edition of Organisational Behaviour: Global and Southern African Perspectives is based on the best-selling 15th global edition by Stephen Robbins and Timothy Judge. This edition has been updated to reflect current research findings from a global and a local perspective, and looks at the individual, group and organisational levels.
Key features in this edition include:
There are a number of additions that stimulate critical thinking and application:
People and their effective management are key to sustainable organisations. The authors of Human resource management, now in its fourth edition, combine their respective experience from both academia and the workplace to provide a balanced and useful book that covers the key principles for the effective management of people. The book has a sound theoretical base, which includes a wide range of topics from areas such as the human resource management function, strategic human resource management, organisational behaviour, leadership, labour legislation and labour relations. Furthermore, there are self-awareness exercises to assist readers in applying theory to their own insight. For those wanting to test their knowledge, each chapter contains multiple-choice questions. The five case studies at the end of the book create a further opportunity for readers to develop their ability to practically manage people. As with previous editions, the book has been written and designed in a user-friendly style and format and it available with a slideshow for each chapter.
GOOGLE Search: my job makes me...
- my job makes me miserable
YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING?!!! This was the authors' immediate reaction when they saw these prompts from Google (so many people had previously searched all of these that Google assumed they were going to as well). Consider how many millions of people need to have typed in these particular statements relating to their jobs for this to occur?
Are you feeling uncomfortable as you read them? Either because you feel the same way, or because you lead, own or work in a business full of people and if you’re brutally honest with yourself you may realise that this is quite possibly exactly how they feel. Do you have any tangible or quantifiable measure for how much this may be enhancing or diminishing your business bottom line? Most importantly, do you know what to do to meaningfully impact this? To create that work doesn’t suck! (step 1) And even better, is AWESOME! (step 2).
Brad Shorkend and Andy Golding are the co-founders of Still Human. They help businesses around the world remain relevant by creating exceptional employee experiences and being innovation-ready always, ultimately becoming Companies Behaving Awesomely.
The business environment changes constantly, and so too must the approaches to managing a business organisation successfully. Among the plethora of management theories, each proposing that it provides the best solution to optimising an organisation, a few have stood the test of time and are considered principles that all modern managers should know and be able to apply.
Management Principles: A Contemporary Edition For Africa focuses on these core management principles. It provides learners with a sound knowledge of the business environment, how to manage scarce resources, and the functions of planning, organising, leading and controlling.
The book also highlights the importance of sound decision-making, information management, optimising a diverse workforce, managing different organisational cultures, managing people (individuals, groups and teams) and business ethics.
Market-leading text Organization Development and Change provides students with an excellent grounding in the theoretical underpinnings of the subject as well as describing, in practical terms, how behavioural science can be used to develop organizational strategies, structures and processes. It will enrich students' understanding and study of organization development, change management and human resources management. This is the first time the textbook has been adapted for Europe, South Africa and the Middle East. Therefore, all the core elements which have contributed to this popular textbook's success are complemented by the inclusion of recent and relevant developments in the field pertinent to these regions, enabling students to fully relate to the topics discussed. This title is available with MindTap, a flexible online learning solution which features an interactive eReader, a wide range of assignments and quizzes as well as scenario-based questions and cases to further entrench key concepts, boost confidence, develop critical thinking skills and prepare students for the workplace, alongside analytics to help you track their progress.
Focus on Management Principles A generic approach presents management principles that are needed in the workplace today to ensure the sustainability of an organisation.
The following topics are discussed:
The seventh edition of Sociology, Work and Organisation is outstandingly effective in explaining how we can use the sociological imagination to understand the nature of institutions of work, organisations, occupations, management and employment and how they are changing in the twenty-first century.
Intellectual and accessible, it is unrivalled in the breadth of its coverage and its authoritative overview of both traditional and emergent themes in the sociological study of work and organisation. The direction and implications of trends in technological change are fully considered and the book recognises the extent to which these trends are intimately related to changing patterns of inequality in modern societies and to the changing experiences of individuals and families.
Key features of the text are:
This text engages with cutting-edge debates and makes conceptual innovations without any sacrifice to clarity or accessibility of style. It will appeal to a wide audience, including undergraduates, postgraduates and academics working or studying in the area of work and the organisation of work, as well as practitioners working in the area of human resources and management generally.
Managing for the Future is an innovative approach to teaching organizational behavior based on the course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The text first presents the new organization, examining it through strategic, political, and cultural lenses. Then the role and impact of teams and central issues facing the organization itself are explored. The last section of the text focuses on skills--the goal being not only to present the new organization but also illustrate how students can become better actors within it. Each of the 14 modules provides many instructional options through cases, readings, exercises and projects. Managing for the Future's modular format allows for even greater flexibility, allowing instructors to select only the topics they need to suit their course needs. Managing for the Future's flexible design and its' experiential-based approach make the text and appealing choice for today's MBA students.
Focus on Operational Management: A Generic Approach gives a general overview of management principles and the general management activities needed by the operational and first-time manager in the workplace today. These principles are important for the sustainability of an organisation.
The following topics are discussed:
Prepare to Think and Act like a manager with the powerful insights, solid concepts, and reader-friendly approach in ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR: MANAGING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS, 12th Edition. This text equips you with the skills and practical understanding to meet modern management challenges. You will delve into the fundamentals of employee behavior in today's organizations as the book balances classic management ideas with thorough coverage of the most recent organizational behavior developments and contemporary trends. Memorable examples from organizations and managers you will instantly recognize are woven throughout the book and work with new cases and boxed features that focus on pressing issues and reinforce the book's practical perspective. You'll also learn more about your strengths and areas where you need development though an array of self-assessment activities.
Employee engagement is at the forefront of business agendas as it facilitates organisational performance. Engaged employees result in delighted customers, which in turn contribute to improved financial results.
The book address the following issues:
For one-semester, undergraduate and graduate level courses in Organizational Behavior. Unique and current insight on the everyday processes and phenomena of OB. Behavior in Organizations shows students the real world of OB through its blend of cutting-edge research and practical applications. This text then challenges students to take theory one step further by having them put the concepts into action. The many changes in the tenth edition reflect the authors' never-ending mission to present a balance between knowledge and application, while including coverage on the latest advances in the field.
The New York Times bestselling author delivers an insightful, urgent analysis of who stands to win and who's at risk to lose in a post-pandemic world.
The Covid-19 outbreak has turned bedrooms into offices, pitted young against old and widened the gaps between rich and poor, red and blue, the mask-wearers and the mask-haters. Some businesses, like video conference software maker Zoom and Amazon, woke up to find themselves crushed under an avalanche of consumer demand. Others, like the restaurant, travel, hospitality and live entertainment industries, scrambled to not become instantly obsolete. But the pandemic has not been a change agent so much as an accelerant of trends that were already well underway.
In Post Corona, Galloway outlines the contours of both crisis and opportunity that lie ahead. While the powerful tech monopolies will thrive in the disruption other businesses, like commercial real estate, will struggle to maintain a value proposition that no longer makes sense when we can't stand shoulder to shoulder. Combining his signature humour and brash style with razor-sharp business insights, Galloway offers both warning and hope in equal measure.
This timely book offers a review of the current research and literature around creating a healthy organisation. Providing an informative guide of the field, it presents cutting-edge international research, which addresses the key areas of consideration for organisations as well as the areas in which they need to challenge organisational perceptions and innovate. Chapters present both theoretical and practical guidance, covering important topics such as diversity, health and safety, organisational perceptions and learning and explore the psychological advantages and unique challenges of developing a healthy organisation. . Explaining how to use evidence-based practice to develop, implement and evaluate change at different scales and paces, the authors focus on the organisation, the individual, or a combination of both. It highlights the importance of context and process in interventions and the value of locally tailored interventions for the sustainability of practice. This will be a helpful read for management scholars wishing to gain a better understanding of the nature of healthy organisations. Written in a transferable style, it would also assist government officials, policy makers and management of any sector in both developed and emerging economies.
Silicon Valley expert and General Counsel of Airbnb, Robert Chesnut shows that companies that do not think seriously about a crucial element of corporate culture – integrity – are destined to fail.
Defining integrity is difficult. Once understood as ‘telling the truth and keeping your word,’ it was about following not just the letter but the spirit of the law. However, at a time when workplaces are becoming more diverse, global, and connected, silence about integrity creates ambiguities about right and wrong that make everyone uncertain, opening the door for the minority of people to rationalize selfish behaviour. Meanwhile, trust in most traditional institutions is at an all-time low and there’s a dark cloud hovering over technology. And this is precisely where companies come in; as peoples’ faith in establishments deteriorates, they’re turning to their employer for stability.
In Intentional Integrity, Chesnut offers a six-step process for leaders to foster and manage a culture of integrity at work. He explains the rationale and legal context for the ethics and practices, and presents scenarios to illuminate the nuances of thinking deeply and objectively about workplace culture.
We will always need governments to manage defence, infrastructure, and basic societal functions. But, Chesnut argues, the private sector has the responsibility to use sensitivity and flexibility to make broader progress – if they act with integrity.
Becoming an Organizational Scholar covers reflective, personal stories of prolific, top scholars under 45, with academic success gained across 17 different European and North and South American countries at 31 higher education institutions. The editors present the idea of a unique or authentic scholar, successfully Navigating the Academic Odyssey. Reflecting upon their career journeys through introspection and narrative essays, the contributors clarify the definition and description of academia, its activities, roles and different aspects related to academic work. They express their opinions on academic success factors and common career development obstacles while offering possible coping mechanisms on how to address them. Though the content is primarily targeted for the rising cohort of doctoral candidates and early-career researchers, this publication also targets the institutional gatekeepers, the universities and business schools worldwide, as well as professional associations in the field of organization and management.
Ethnography is at the heart of what researchers in management and organization studies do. This crucial book offers a robust and original overview of 'doing' organizational ethnography, guiding readers through the essential qualitative methods for the study of organizations. Preparing students to enter the field with a confident outlook and a toolkit of skills, chapters present a series of action-learning projects to arm readers with practical exercises that will hone the abilities of the organizational ethnographer. Expert contributors offer crucial outlines into a variety of essential skills, including shadowing, autoethnography, interviews, media analysis and storytelling. The book concludes with a chapter by a doctoral student, providing unique insights into the development of the ethnographic understanding of organizational realities. Featuring useful exercises and an accessible style, this book is critical reading for PhD and Masters students in business administration and organizational theory, as well as social science students undertaking qualitative methodology programmes. It will also be useful for students on MBA courses in need of a humanistic approach to organizations.
This comprehensive Handbook explores both traditional and contemporary interpretations of qualitative research in the workplace, examining a variety of foundational and innovative qualitative methodological approaches. Expert international contributors discuss how organisations have undergone substantial changes, prompting novel research agendas, which, in turn, required inventive applications of qualitative methodologies in a range of workplace contexts. The Handbook comprises three parts, which consider the foundational knowledge of qualitative methodologies; innovative additions to these methodologies; and their application in a range of workplace contexts and disciplines, including management, health and education policy. Chapters focus on context and the role of reflexivity as central issues for decision making about appropriate methodologies, highlighting how qualitative research has responded to contemporary developments in workplaces, such as the global dispersal of organisations, flexible work arrangements and changes to stakeholder relationships. Analysing the challenges and opportunities for conducting qualitative research in modern organisations, this Handbook will be critical reading for academics and students of organisation studies and qualitative research methods, particularly those with a focus on business and management.
Megaproject Leaders brings together 18 prominent academics who interviewed 16 great megaproject leaders originating from 10 different countries. Based on a reflective methodological approach, these chapters investigate the managing of megaprojects from a human perspective, identify new trends in the managing of megaprojects and identify lessons learned from the personal views of the interviewees. The novel ideas presented will appeal to academics, practitioners and university students.
This practical book explores collaborative inquiry as an approach to research and change in organizations where internal members and external researchers work together as partners to address organizational issues and create knowledge about changing organizations. Taking a research-based approach, Abraham B. (Rami) Shani and David Coghlan analyze the challenges that participants face in building a partnership between researchers and practitioners throughout the phases of collaboration. Chapters explore how collaborative partners assess the organization's current and future capabilities by expressing the present and future in creative imagery and by making relevant changes in the organization to create that future. The book examines the theoretical foundations behind collaborative inquiry in addition to the methodologies of this approach to organization development and change. Mapping both the theory and practice of collaborative inquiry, this book will be a valuable resource for scholars and students of organization studies and research methods, particularly those with a focus on business and management. It will also be beneficial for practitioners interested in collaborative and action research modes.
In this insightful book, Peter Edlund takes a status-based approach to theorizing the development of the European Research Council (ERC). Drawing upon rich empirical material, the author vividly details how the ERC was transformed from a funding organization into an authoritative status intermediary in European science. Edlund's innovative approach illustrates the ERC's path toward pre-eminence, building on a theoretical framework that the author uses to analyze evidence from Swedish and European contexts in an intriguing exploration of research funding allocated under the flagship Starting Grant scheme. Offering a field perspective on the multi-layered interactions between candidates and audiences within which the ERC was constructed as a status intermediary, this book redirects attention toward key antecedents that allow us to understand many of the extensive consequences generated by the ERC's funding. Blending theoretical models and empirical findings, Edlund's book will appeal to academics seeking advances in status theory. Practitioners and policymakers working with research funding will also benefit from its account of the historic development of the ERC and the consequences of its funding across Europe.
The COVID-19 pandemic will forever be remembered as a pivotal event in American history. Written by one of the world's foremost experts on leadership and followership, this book centers on the first six months of the pandemic and the crises that ran rampant. The chapters focus less on the former president, Donald Trump, than on his followers: on people complicit in his miserable mismanagement of the crisis in public health. Barbara Kellerman provides clear and compelling evidence that Trump was not entirely to blame for everything that went wrong. Many others were responsible including his base, party, administration, inner circle, Republican elites, members of the media, and even medical experts. Far too many surrendered to the president's demands, despite it being obvious his leadership was fatally flawed. The book testifies to the importance of speaking truth to power, and a willingness to take risks properly to serve the public interest.
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