Play the video: Jack Welch’s unconventional views on mentoring
Summaries of Key Mentoring Literature
These journal reviews were chosen for their overall representation of the academic mentoring literature available – both positive and cautionary. My interest in mentoring stems… Continue reading
Motivating and Engaging Employees: The Need of Organisations
Motivation is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ topic. There are personality differences in employees, skill level and individual perception that need to be taken into account. Motivation has become increasing important in the workplace… Continue reading
Team Leaders: Facilitators of Individual Performance Behaviours
.…A manager’s role now is increasingly to be the facilitator of employee performance…
..aided where needed by HR practices such as recruitment and selection. Lansbury’s (1988) definition of… Continue reading
Mentor’s Embodiment of Experiential Knowledge
..From the “Learning Organisations” literature (Senge, 1994) it is obvious that mentoring can be seen as “transformational” in terms of knowledge creation.
Indeed through the physical person… Continue reading
Play the video: Reports of the transformative nature of mentoring
Mentoring Definitions and the “Transformational” Effect of the Mentor
It should be noted that despite the wealth of publications in this field, definitions remain curiously vague and imprecise (Bozeman and Feeney, 2007).The… Continue reading
Play the video: Kaplan and the “Balanced Score Card”
Meeting Performance Goals & Balanced Score Card
How does an organisation determine whether it is learning and meeting its sustainability goals in line with its triple bottom line?
…Feedback systems of… Continue reading
Play video: The Death of Birth (from the Award winning documentary “The Corporation”
Sustainability: Gearing up Organisations for Economic and Ecological Survival
Whilst an important concept that framed action for organisations in the twentieth century was “progress” – due both… Continue reading
Why Resource Management and Learning Organisations?
Play Video: Resource Based View of the Firm by Jay Barney
The Resource Based View of the firm, having been described as an “inside out” perspective (Connor, 2002) has become a dominant theoretical paradigm… Continue reading
What do Leaders Need to Consider when Facilitating a Learning Organisation?”
Play Video: Peter Senge on Organisational Learning
As in Duphry et al ’s (2000) quote Management literature is rife with references to “Learning Organisations,” a term first popularised by… Continue reading
Play Video: Patrick Lencioni – The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Teams: The “Iron Cage of Control and Surveillance” – Two Classic Studies
Taking an historical view of work teams, Bramel & Friend (1987) have pointed to the ambivalent attitude of organizations… Continue reading
Teams & the Fallacy of EgalitarianismHow do your employees compare? Focus their learning through learning plans.
One fallacy of self managing team in particular is that there is no leadership and that these organizations are “democratic.”
“Leader” and definition… Continue reading
Conceptualising Workplace Teams and their Benefits
Play Video: Typical Inspirational Team Video
Teams and networks have taken over from Taylorism/Fordism (Scientific Management). With them has come a focus on distributive leadership.
So what is a work team? A work team… Continue reading
Teams: Basic Component of Organisational Life?
Levison stated that “The small group has become a basic component of modern organisational life (Newton & Levison, p 115).” Indeed organisational theorists are pronouncing end to Fordism and mass production “the dominant ideological paradigm… Continue reading
Emotional Intelligence and Organisational Culture
Given that the emotional management of workers (who are often conducting emotional work to meet organisational goals, in what is often insecure employment) is integral to the role of modern organisations today – the interest… Continue reading
Why “Emotional Labor” is important in the Service Sector?
The term “emotional labor,” “the management of feeling to create a publicly observable facial and bodily display,” was first coined by Hochschild, to describe the form of… Continue reading