In this article, the author clarifies the differences between those problems that can be solved—Tame Problems—and those that cannot—Wicked ones—and spells out the both the implications of these, and what can be done to deal with them.
2019 Volume 22 Issue 3
Today’s consumers are subject to social pressure to support brands that are aligned with their personal values. When firms do not conform to their customer’s values, they often find themselves the target of boycotts. Managing in the age of boycotts is something firms need to pay attention to and understand how to manage.
Growing interest in mentoring programs is largely due to the benefits mentoring provides to participants and their organizations. Mentoring can offer significant benefits in corporate settings. In this paper, we outline a process for how your organization—large or small—can create a mentoring program that meets your unique needs.
Drawing upon recent research, this article offers practical advice on two key elements of working in virtual settings: how to create and reinforce a trustworthy identity with people who do not know you well, and how you can overcome barriers to effective collaboration with physically distant others.
In the 21st century, with changing demographics, technology, and socio-cultural dimensions—adaptation of established norms is paramount for the optimal success of organizations and their human capital. This article offers perspectives on the 40-hour workweek for both organizations and employees.
One of the critical components of financial statements is the audit report. While audited financial statements are not perfect they should be “good enough” that the informed investor, having read the financial statements, has enough data to make knowledgeable decisions based on the firm’s history and its management’s handling of finances.
In today’s economy, employee retention is the number-one issue on many HR managers’ plate. Employee turnover is costing organizations billions of dollars each year in direct replacement costs. These staggering sums represent only some 30 percent of the total costs associated with turnover.
2019 Volume 22 Issue 2
Both transformational and transformative leadership address the moral obligation of leaders to be totally committed to followers’ best interests—a commitment which is the very essence of genuine love.
When new employees fail to reach their potential, we too often look to those who failed rather than the context that contributed to this failure. In this article the authors offer recommendations for how managers can help new employees be more successful.
In a project team context, there are several personalities and behavioral assessment tools available to help better understand the personalities of project managers and their team members for project success.