Let’s face it. Anyone reading this article thinks that information about how to reward highly-regarded employees applies to them. And we all have ideas about what these rewards should be (more money, bigger title, bigger office, etc.) But short of giving out stock options that will be worth $500 zillion in six months, how can managers provide meaningful incentives, and rewards, for star performers? Wharton … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Source: Knowledge@Wharton | Subjects: Human Resources, Organizational Behavior
This booklet should be required reading for managers. The author presents a compelling case for recognition and positive reinforcement in management practice. And for some old-time micro-managers, he shows that employee coercion is no longer an option. This book examines ways, means and methods used by corporations to recognize employees. It also discusses a common failing; “…it is a rare manager who systematically makes the … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Authors: Bob Nelson, Kenneth H. Blanchard | Subjects: Management, Organizational Behavior
As IT becomes even more integral to success, companies are rethinking how the organization looks, functions, and interacts with the rest of the business.
Content: Article | Author: Diane Rezendes Khirallah | Source: InformationWeek | Subjects: IT / Technology / E-Business, Organizational Behavior | Industry: Information Technology
Content: Book | Authors: Al Ries, Theodore Kinni | Subject: Organizational Behavior
The foundation of the company is no longer the company: It’s the team.
Editor’s Note: I found the discussion of two cultures in startups – hype and craft – to be especially interesting, and accurate from my personal experiences.
Content: Article | Author: Art Kleiner | Source: strategy+business | Subject: Organizational Behavior
Content: Book | Author: Thomas Petzinger Jr. | Subjects: Management, Organizational Behavior
Peter Senge, founder of the Center for Organizational Learning at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, experienced an epiphany while meditating one morning back in the fall of 1987. That was the day he first saw the possibilities of a “learning organization” that used “systems thinking” as the primary tenet of a revolutionary management philosophy. He advanced the concept into this primer, originally released in 1990, … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: Peter Senge | Subjects: Management, Organizational Behavior
An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success.
Content: Quotation | Author: Stephen R. Covey | Source: Principle-centered Leadership | Subject: Organizational Behavior
In politics as in affairs of the heart, building trust remains that most elusive ideal. But creating it in your workplace could be your greatest competitive advantage.
Content: Article | Author: Arthur Ciancutti | Source: Business 2.0 | Subjects: Management, Organizational Behavior
This 23-page .pdf paper investigates how a firm can best be organized to facilitate innovation, specifically concentrating on the design of R&D resource allocation systems and the use of external technology sources. The study’s key findings are that increased use of external sources of technology results in increased efficiency but decreased effectiveness and that no strong relationship was found between the use of internal … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Authors: Carl F. Fey, Julian Birkinshaw | Source: SSE/EFI Working Paper Series | Subjects: Innovation, Organizational Behavior
Content: Book | Author: William E. Fulmer | Subjects: Management, Organizational Behavior
Heralded as one of the most important pieces of management literature ever written, a touchstone for scholars and a handbook for practitioners, The Human Side of Enterprise continues to receive the highest accolades nearly half a century after its initial publication. Influencing such major management gurus such as Peter Drucker and Warren Bennis, McGregor’s revolutionary Theory Y-which contends that individuals are self-motivated and self-directed-and Theory … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: Douglas McGregor | Subjects: Management, Organizational Behavior
The problem isn’t that loyalty is dead or that careers are history. The real problem, argues Stanford’s Jeffrey Pfeffer, is that so many companies are toxic — and that they get exactly what they deserve.
Content: Article | Author: Alan M. Webber | Source: Fast Company | Subjects: Human Resources, Organizational Behavior
You can’t build a great company without great people. The problem: How do you know the great people when you see them? Rules for smart hiring from Nucor Steel, Silicon Graphics, and Southwest Airlines.
Content: Article | Author: Peter Carbonara | Source: Fast Company | Subject: Organizational Behavior
Excellent article discussing the top 5 pieces of the Organizational Context Pyramid: Purpose, Mission, Vision, Core Values, & Strategy
Content: Article | Authors: J. Diezemann, J. Dowling | Source: TechnologyEvaluation.com | Subjects: Management, Organizational Behavior
Microsoft’s Chairman predicts only mangers who master the digital universe will gain competitive advantage
Content: Article | Source: TIME | Subjects: Management, Organizational Behavior
Founder of the Chaordic Alliance talks about organizations.
Content: Article | Source: Fast Company | Subjects: Management, Organizational Behavior
From the experiences of dozens skilled at making change happen, we’ve compiled a handbook — 10 Laws of Change that you can use to gauge your development as a change agent in an era of total change.
Content: Article | Author: Charles Fishman | Source: Fast Company | Subjects: Change Management, Organizational Behavior
How does a fledgling company become an industry powerhouse? By managing itself professionally and betting on the right products. The case of Biogen shows how it can be done.
Content: Case Study | Author: Lawrence M. Fisher | Source: strategy+business | Subjects: Entrepreneurship, Organizational Behavior | Industry: Pharmaceutical | Company: Biogen
George Lucas’ Industrial Light and Magic is the nations premier special effects shop with credits that include “Star Wars.” Part of its phenomenal growth and success stems from the innovative management of its employees — most of whom don’t even know they’re being managed.
Content: Case Study | Author: Lawrence M. Fisher | Source: strategy+business | Subjects: Management, Organizational Behavior | Company: Industrial Light and Magic