• Human Resources Management
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    Culture and Team Work: IKEA Versus Google

    Introduction Groups or teams are essential elements of organization. In a group or teams, people work together for the attainment of a specific goals or missions defined by the senior management in an organization. There are many factors affecting the team work and organizational performance, among them include the cohesiveness of team, organizational culture, organizational […]

  • Change Management
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    An Essay on Business Process Re-engineering (BPR)

    Business process re-engineering (BPR) began as a private sector technique to help organizations fundamentally rethink how they do their work in order to dramatically improve customer service, cut operational costs, and become world-class competitors. A key stimulus for reengineering has been the continuing development and deployment of sophisticated information systems and networks. Leading organizations are […]

  • Organisational Behaviours
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    Organisation as an Open Social System

    Daniel Katz and Robert Kahn began viewing organizations as open social systems with specialized and interdependent subsystems and processes of communication, feedback, and management linking the subsystems. Katz and Kahn define the 9 characteristics of open systems as follow: Importation of energy from the environment (resources, people, etc.) Throughput (transform resources available to them). Output […]

  • Entrepreneurship
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    An Analysis of Howard Schultz’s Leadership Style

    Introduction Starbuck is a company that place huge importance in its people. It is argued by the company that people are important for the company success, because it is people, but not products that enable Starbuck to attain competitive advantage in the marketplace. Such a competitive edge is not easy copied by the competitors, as […]

  • Change Management
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    Managing Change and Creativity In Organization: Google

    INTRODUCTION In the fast changing and turbulent business and economic environment, creativity and innovation is increasingly important for the success and performance of a firm. To begin, creativity is a sort of mental process, either conscious or unconscious, that generates ideas, concepts and associations of various elements in the world. Innovation, however, is the profitable […]

  • Human Resources Management
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    The Six Leadership Styles

    One of the greatest assets of an organization is that strong managers create an environment to encourage members and motivate their high energy (Taggart, 1989). Effective leadership has drawn great attention from organization management in recent years due to its contribution to organizations’ competitive advantage and sustainable profitability. Leadership is as a critical management skill […]

  • Entrepreneurship
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    Important Traits, Behaviors and Styles of a Leader

    Leadership is become very much on every manager’s mind today in organizations. Organisations are struggling due to the increasingly dynamic environment. As the challenges of leading and managing increase, leaders of organizations need to understand process, skills and knowledge to perform leader functions effectively. Lim and Daft (2004) has highlighted that “leadership is an influence […]

  • Contemporary and General Managerial Issues
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    A Sample Case Study on Ways to Deal with Organisational Psychopath

    Introduction Organisational psychopath, which is also often known as corporate psychopath (or executive psychopath, industrial psychopath or organisational sociopath) (Boddy, 2011), can be explained as the “intra-species predators that use charm, manipulation, intimidation and violence to control others and to satisfy their own selfish needs” (Hare, 1993; as cited in Millon, et. al., 1998). Before […]

  • Human Resources Management
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    Are leaders born or made?

    Introduction There are many leadership theories within the literature, and that these theories can sometimes seemed contradicting with each other. To explain, as discussed in Mullins (2005), the different theories of leadership can be categorised into these groups: traits approach to leadership, leadership behaviours, leadership styles, contingency theory of leadership, group approach to leadership, transformational […]

  • Entrepreneurship
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    Literature Review: Leadership Effectiveness and Project Outcomes

    Importance of Leadership Leadership is an important subject that has been intensively researched by the various scholars, as it is very important not only in the context of project management, but also in the context of business management, organisational change, managing people and even for managing non-profit organisations (Robbins, 2005; Nielsen, Yarker, Brenner, Randall & […]

  • Entrepreneurship
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    Leadership Practice Inventory (LPI)

    Leadership Practice Inventory (LPI) instrument is one of the frequently used tool to assess, gauge and research into leadership effectiveness of a particular manager within the context of business management. Such a tool had been found to be reliable, practical, possess of sound psychometric properties and as a good predictor of leadership effectiveness (Kouzes & […]

  • Human Resources Management
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    Some Key Theories on Cross Cultural Management

    Theory #1: each individual perceives the world differently; but it is possible to influence the people in a cultural group to share a similar way of perceiving the world. The very beginning of differences among people is due to their different interpretation to the events or occurrences around them. All sorts of conflicts may results […]

  • Human Resources Management
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    A Brief Review of Motivational Theories

    Motivation is a widely studies subject in management and organizational behaviors as it is the source of passion, inspiration and drive for a person to work and excel. It will affect someone’s direction, intensity, and persistence in the workplace. It is not hard to understand that motivated workforce can implement any plans and strategies better […]

  • Entrepreneurship
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    Leadership Styles by Daniel Goleman

    Daniel Goleman suggested that there are a total of six unique leadership styles – and these six different leadership approaches will affect organizational performance and results differently. Therefore, understanding of these different leadership styles can be important. That is not to mention that understanding about these different leadership styles will also offer guidance how an […]