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Legacide - Why Legacy Thinking Is The Silent Killer Of Innovation (Paperback): Richard Mulholland Legacide - Why Legacy Thinking Is The Silent Killer Of Innovation (Paperback)
Richard Mulholland 1
R180 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R36 (20%) In stock

“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.

A Journey Of Diversity & Inclusion In South Africa - Guidelines For Leading Inclusively (Paperback): Nene Molefi A Journey Of Diversity & Inclusion In South Africa - Guidelines For Leading Inclusively (Paperback)
Nene Molefi; Foreword by Justice Edwin Cameron
R513 Discovery Miles 5 130 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"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

They're Your Rules ... Break Them! - 50 Ways to Smash Silos, Bust Bureaucracy and Create a High-Performance Culture... They're Your Rules ... Break Them! - 50 Ways to Smash Silos, Bust Bureaucracy and Create a High-Performance Culture (Paperback)
Douglas Kruger 1
R250 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R52 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

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!

Organisational Behaviour - Global And Southern African Perspectives (Paperback, 3rd): S.P. Robbins, T.A. Judge, A. Odendaal, G.... Organisational Behaviour - Global And Southern African Perspectives (Paperback, 3rd)
S.P. Robbins, T.A. Judge, A. Odendaal, G. Roodt 2
R779 R676 Discovery Miles 6 760 Save R103 (13%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

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:

  • A unique four-tier model explains the contextual issues and the challenges that South African organisations are facing.
  • Important terminology is explained in side notes and is included in a glossary.
  • Case incidents that look at the South African context are paired with questions to stimulate critical thinking and the application of theory.
  • Perennial issues in South African organisations, such as ethics and diversity, are integrated with other themes throughout the book.

There are a number of additions that stimulate critical thinking and application:

  • Updated local and international research data reflect current trends in organisational behaviour.
  • New relevant cases look at South African companies and the issues that today's organisations face.
  • Industry-specific examples are highlighted and dealt with in 'OB in the news', 'Myth or science', 'OB in a global context', 'From concepts to skills' and 'Point-counterpoint' discussions.
  • Summaries and sections on implications for managers emphasise the practical application of concepts in the workplace.
  • Questions for review, experiential exercises and ethical dilemmas stimulate student engagement.
We Are Still Human - And Work Shouldn't Suck (Paperback): Brad Shorkend, Andy Golding We Are Still Human - And Work Shouldn't Suck (Paperback)
Brad Shorkend, Andy Golding 2
R280 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R56 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

GOOGLE Search: my job makes me...

- my job makes me miserable
- my job makes me depressed and anxious
- my job makes me cry
- my job makes me sick to my stomach
- my job makes me suicidal
- my job makes me feel worthless
- my job makes me angry
- my job makes me drink

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.

Organization Development and Change (Paperback, New edition): Thomas Cummings, Christopher Worley, Paul Donovan Organization Development and Change (Paperback, New edition)
Thomas Cummings, Christopher Worley, Paul Donovan
R957 R850 Discovery Miles 8 500 Save R107 (11%) In stock

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 (Paperback, 4th ed): Andreas de Beer, Dirk Rossouw Focus On Management Principles - A Generic Approach (Paperback, 4th ed)
Andreas de Beer, Dirk Rossouw 1
R292 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R35 (12%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

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:

  • How management theory has evolved and the environment in which management operates
  • The tasks of management
  • Leadership, teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Organisational culture, diversity management, business ethics, corporate social responsibility, organisational politics, change management and HIV/Aids in the workplace.
Sociology, Work And Organisation (Paperback, 7th New edition): Tony Watson Sociology, Work And Organisation (Paperback, 7th New edition)
Tony Watson 1
R450 R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Save R28 (6%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

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:

  • clear structure;
  • ‘key issue’ guides and summaries with each chapter;
  • identification of key concepts throughout the book;
  • unrivalled glossary and concept guide;
  • rich illustrative snapshots or ‘mini cases’ throughout the book.

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 - Organizational Behavior and Processes (Paperback, 3rd edition): John Van Maanen, Maureen Scully,... Managing for the Future - Organizational Behavior and Processes (Paperback, 3rd edition)
John Van Maanen, Maureen Scully, Deborah Ancona, Thomas Kochan
R954 R852 Discovery Miles 8 520 Save R102 (11%) In stock

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 (Paperback, 4th ed): Andreas de Beer, Dirk Roussow Focus On Operational Management - A Generic Approach (Paperback, 4th ed)
Andreas de Beer, Dirk Roussow
R424 R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Save R50 (12%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

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:

  • The new workplace environment
  • The changing role of the operational and first-time manager
  • Operational planning, operational decision-making and problem-solving, organizing operational resources, operational control and leadership
  • Employment relations in the workplace
  • Organisational culture, diversity management, business ethics, corporate social responsibility, organisational politics and change management in the workplace.
Organizational Behavior - Managing People and Organizations (Hardcover, 12th edition): Jean Phillips, Ricky Griffin, Stanley... Organizational Behavior - Managing People and Organizations (Hardcover, 12th edition)
Jean Phillips, Ricky Griffin, Stanley Gully
R974 R868 Discovery Miles 8 680 Save R106 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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 In A South African Context (Paperback): Hester Nienaber, Nico Martins Employee Engagement In A South African Context (Paperback)
Hester Nienaber, Nico Martins
R333 Discovery Miles 3 330 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

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:

  • What is “employee engagement” – different levels i.e. organisational, department/team, individual?
  • Why is employee engagement important?
  • Measuring employee engagement; the different instruments available; the different national and international approaches in measuring employee engagement; why is it important to account for context in measuring?
  • High level overview of the Nienaber and Martins employee engagement framework and measurement instrument (including trust)
  • The current state of employee engagement in SA
  • Engagement and related human resource concepts/constructs (eg. organisational culture, commitment, citizen behaviour).
Behavior in Organizations - Global Edition (Paperback, 10th edition): Jerald Greenberg Behavior in Organizations - Global Edition (Paperback, 10th edition)
Jerald Greenberg 2
R1,587 Discovery Miles 15 870 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Behavior in Organizations shows readers the real world of OB through its blend of cutting-edge research and practical applications.

Advanced Introduction to Employee Engagement (Paperback): Alan M. Saks, Jamie A. Gruman Advanced Introduction to Employee Engagement (Paperback)
Alan M. Saks, Jamie A. Gruman
R461 Discovery Miles 4 610 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world's leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas. This Advanced Introduction provides a cutting edge review of employee engagement, illustrating the theories and key instruments for research that underpin the field and its antecedents and consequences. It translates the science into practice by offering recommendations on how to build an engaged workforce and how to socialize and engage newcomers. Key features include: A state-of-the-art review of the field, including an overview of potential methodologies for measuring employee engagement Informed and insightful discussions of different engagement targets and referents and strategic employee engagement A keen awareness of international variations in employee engagement. This book offers a critical research agenda for researchers in business and management hoping to develop their research in organizational settings. It will also benefit managers and other practitioners in overcoming common problems and developing an engaged workforce.

Joy at Work - Organizing Your Professional Life (Paperback): Marie Kondo, Scott Sonenshein Joy at Work - Organizing Your Professional Life (Paperback)
Marie Kondo, Scott Sonenshein
R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Declutter your desk and find your focus with this transformative guide from an organizational psychologist and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, Marie Kondo. Marie Kondo's first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, sparked a new genre of publishing and became an international bestseller. Now, for the first time, you will be guided through the process of tidying up your work life. Whether you are unexpectedly working at home or if you have a dedicated work space or office, if you properly simplify and organize your work life once, you'll never have to do it again. In Joy at Work, KonMari method pioneer Marie Kondo and organizational psychologist Scott Sonenshein will help you to refocus your mind on what's important at work, and as their examples show, the results can be truly life-changing. With advice on how to improve the way you work, the book features advice on problem areas including fundamentals like how to organize your desk, finally get through your emails and find balance by ditching distractions and focusing on what sparks joy.

How to Use Conversational Storytelling Interviews for Your Dissertation (Paperback): David Boje, Grace A. Rosile How to Use Conversational Storytelling Interviews for Your Dissertation (Paperback)
David Boje, Grace A. Rosile
R611 Discovery Miles 6 110 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Introducing the idea of conversational storytelling interviewing (CSI) as an 'indirect' method of interviewing, David Boje and Grace Ann Rosile explore this innovative methodological framework as a way for respondents to tell their own story, without resorting to structured or semi-structured interviews. Bringing together theory, method and praxis of storytelling in an iterative process of self-correcting induction, How to Use Conversational Storytelling Interviews for Your Dissertation offers researchers ways to move beyond the bystander role, urging them to be co-creators of their findings. Complete with exercises to train practitioners in new methods of inquiry and in-depth discussions of an array of philosophical issues, this illuminating book illustrates how rigorous self-correcting methods move inquiry from conversation to storytelling science. Pioneering in both method and framework, this book is a crucial guide for using CSI in qualitative research for PhD students and researchers in management and organizational studies. Scholars of feminist and indigenous studies and other critical studies fields will benefit from alternative interviewing methods as these disciplines undergo an ontological turn.

The Geography of Entrepreneurial Psychology (Hardcover): Martin Obschonka, Michael Fritsch, Michael Stuetzer The Geography of Entrepreneurial Psychology (Hardcover)
Martin Obschonka, Michael Fritsch, Michael Stuetzer
R2,191 Discovery Miles 21 910 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Geography of Entrepreneurial Psychology summarizes existing research and relevant insights from psychology, economics, management, sociology and geography to provide an overview to a new and innovative interdisciplinary field, answering the critical question 'what is a vibrant startup culture?' Mapping recent empirical advances and analysing regional differences in macro-psychological factors associated with entrepreneurship, the book discusses the role of historical trajectories of regional differences, considering their significance to contemporary entrepreneurial and geographical psychology. Chapters turn to established psychological theories, such as McClelland's Human Motivation Theory and the Big Five personality traits, to measure entrepreneurship culture and its persistence between regions and cities, delivering key implications for practice, education and policy in entrepreneurship. Setting a crucial agenda for future research, this cutting-edge book is vital reading for students and researchers of entrepreneurship cultures, particularly those focusing on regional differences. Psychologists and geographers will also benefit from this book's multidisciplinary insights into spatial aspects of entrepreneurial psychology.

Elgar Introduction to Organizational Paradox Theory (Hardcover): Marco Berti, Ace Simpson, Miguel P. Cunha, Stewart R. Clegg Elgar Introduction to Organizational Paradox Theory (Hardcover)
Marco Berti, Ace Simpson, Miguel P. Cunha, Stewart R. Clegg
R2,198 Discovery Miles 21 980 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This insightful Elgar Introduction comprises the first effort to provide a succinct overview of the field of organizational paradox theory, exploring contradictions and tensions in organizational settings. By conceptually mapping the field, it offers guidance through the literature on paradox, making space for new interpretations and applications of the concept. Opening with a critical analysis of research to date, the authors explore ideas related to dialectics and ambidexterity in organizations, as well as pragmatic approaches to organizational paradox. Chapters propose new ways to analyse responses to paradox, bringing together influential contributions that consider the nestedness of paradox, the relation between power and paradox, and paradoxes of positive organizational scholarships. Providing novel approaches to the discipline, this cutting-edge book is crucial for graduate students and management scholars interested in employing organizational paradox theory as a conceptual framework for their research.

Constructive Intercultural Management - Integrating Cultural Differences Successfully (Paperback): Christoph Barmeyer,... Constructive Intercultural Management - Integrating Cultural Differences Successfully (Paperback)
Christoph Barmeyer, Madeleine Bausch, Ulrike Mayrhofer
R896 Discovery Miles 8 960 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This textbook comprises an innovative companion for cross-cultural management classes, demonstrating how organizations can deal with cultural differences successfully. Providing a constructive and positive lens into the multifaceted world of interculturality, the authors illustrate the multiple benefits associated with cultural diversity in the fast-changing global and digital environment. Key features include: Carefully constructed chapters that match course development Practical recommendations drawn from multiple disciplines for managing diversity Case studies from numerous cultures to educate students and managers alike in shaping intercultural relationships Multiple frameworks for analysis and illustrative literature reviews to provide a substantial and unique overview of intercultural management. Outlining ways in which to understand and constructively design interculturality, this textbook is a seminal guide for students of bachelors, masters and MBA courses, particularly those focusing on management studies. It also provides useful insights for organizations looking to design and develop intercultural management practices.

Handbook of Research on Stress and Well-Being in the Public Sector (Paperback): Ronald J. Burke, Silvia Pignata Handbook of Research on Stress and Well-Being in the Public Sector (Paperback)
Ronald J. Burke, Silvia Pignata
R951 Discovery Miles 9 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This timely Handbook addresses the concepts of stress and well-being among workers in various public sector roles and occupations across the globe. Emphasizing the importance of well-being and stress prevention initiatives in ever-changing workplace environments, this Handbook highlights successful organizational initiatives and provides insight into best practice for promoting healthy employees and workplaces. Chapters analyze the new and ongoing challenges public sector organizations face such as: cost cutting, pressures to improve performance, changes in societal and workplace demographics, and increasing levels of stress and strain amongst their employees. This wide-ranging Handbook utilizes empirical research, literature reviews and case studies to draw greater attention to these and other challenges. Containing contributions from leading international experts in their respective fields, the contributors hope that this multidisciplinary Handbook will help to enhance the health and well-being of public sector employees and the sector's performance and contribution to society. The Handbook of Research on Stress and Well-Being in the Public Sector will be of value to researchers and practitioners interested in the public sector and both individual and organizational health and performance. This will also be a key resource for public sector and government professionals responsible for human resource management and work and health.

Creating a Healthy Organisation - Perceptions, Learning, Challenges and Benefits (Hardcover): Sandra L. Fielden, Helen M.... Creating a Healthy Organisation - Perceptions, Learning, Challenges and Benefits (Hardcover)
Sandra L. Fielden, Helen M. Woolnough, Carianne M. Hunt
R2,342 Discovery Miles 23 420 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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.

Intentional Integrity - How Smart Companies Can Lead an Ethical Revolution - and Why That's Good for All of Us... Intentional Integrity - How Smart Companies Can Lead an Ethical Revolution - and Why That's Good for All of Us (Paperback)
Robert Chesnut 1
R330 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R69 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

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.

Advanced Introduction to Employee Engagement (Hardcover): Alan M. Saks, Jamie A. Gruman Advanced Introduction to Employee Engagement (Hardcover)
Alan M. Saks, Jamie A. Gruman
R2,481 Discovery Miles 24 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world's leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas. This Advanced Introduction provides a cutting edge review of employee engagement, illustrating the theories and key instruments for research that underpin the field and its antecedents and consequences. It translates the science into practice by offering recommendations on how to build an engaged workforce and how to socialize and engage newcomers. Key features include: A state-of-the-art review of the field, including an overview of potential methodologies for measuring employee engagement Informed and insightful discussions of different engagement targets and referents and strategic employee engagement A keen awareness of international variations in employee engagement. This book offers a critical research agenda for researchers in business and management hoping to develop their research in organizational settings. It will also benefit managers and other practitioners in overcoming common problems and developing an engaged workforce.

The Power of Giving Away Power - How the Best Leaders Learn to Let Go (Hardcover): Matthew Barzun The Power of Giving Away Power - How the Best Leaders Learn to Let Go (Hardcover)
Matthew Barzun
R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

How do great leaders thrive in uncertain times? By changing their mindsets about power. If you let go of hierarchy, chaos will reign...or so many leaders believe. But when leaders find the courage to distribute rather than hoard power, creativity multiplies, trust deepens, and inclusivity expands...and a new kind of order emerges. For decades, leaders forced their organizations to look like a pyramid, with all authority flowing from the top. That didn't work. Next, experts told leaders to adopt "bottom-up" leadership. But that's not working either. Top-down and bottom-up are the same organizational shape. And neither approach really enables innovation, collaboration, or enthusiasm. The problem is the Pyramid. A few rare leaders have seen the pyramid for the trap that it is and have learned to embrace a new shape and mindset: Constellations. Organizations designed as constellations are dynamic and flexible networks of distinct yet interwoven individuals. Each member of the team feels like a singular star and is also connected to others to form something greater. That is how Visa reimagined how we pay for things, how Wikipedia beat the richest company in the world and how Barack Obama and his grassroots team revolutionized political campaigning. These leaders did what most leaders dread - they gave away power. In this practical and personal journey, Barzun brilliantly layers lessons across history and industries with his own experiences as an internet entrepreneur, political organizer, and US ambassador to the United Kingdom and Sweden. With lessons for leaders of all types, The Power of Giving Away Power shows how the Constellation mindset shines in some of the most impactful organizations and innovations the world has ever known. And it encourages us all to recognize, as Barzun writes, "the power we can create by seeing the power in others" - and making the leap to lead. Together.

A Research Agenda for Employee Engagement in a Changing World of Work (Hardcover): John P. Meyer, Benjamin Schneider A Research Agenda for Employee Engagement in a Changing World of Work (Hardcover)
John P. Meyer, Benjamin Schneider
R2,919 Discovery Miles 29 190 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary. This insightful Research Agenda presents the foundations of employee engagement, providing a framework for future research to serve as an evidence-based guide to practice. Offering an overview of contemporary engagement theory and research, it addresses important new directions for expanding our current understanding of the meaning, focus, development and outcomes of engagement. Chapters consider the future impact of a constantly changing landscape of work on employee engagement, addressing the growing prevalence of casual and contract forms of labour and the introduction of work automation technology. International contributors explore innovative methods for engagement research, including novel approaches in data gathering, qualitative and quantitative research methods and data analytic techniques that can be applied to answering a variety of different engagement questions. Setting out key research directions for the future of the field, this book will be essential reading for academic scholars and researchers of organizational psychology and organizational behaviour. In addition, researchers in business and industry will find new ways to think about, study, and evaluate the impact of engagement policies and practices.

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