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Outlines an approach to management which questions conventional rationality, and suggests that dynamic capability in organizations needs to be based on new thinking drawn from science, logic and ideas drawn from cultures beyond the Anglo‐Saxon. Begins by exploring the modern paradigm on which...
Describes in detail an Internet conference in which the particpants discussed issues arising from the growth of telecommuting as a viable work and career function. Describes the nature of telecommuting and its implications for society, organizational culture and the individual. Discusses the...
Discusses today’s changing work patterns where permanent, secure jobs are giving way to a life of contract and temporary forms of employment and numerous job changes. Suggests that a portfolio better fits the increasingly portable nature of employment than does a résumé. Outlines items to be...
Aimed at those who are interested in mentoring, offers a perspective on the mentoring experience from the potential mentor’s view‐point and attempts to write from the “inside” of the relationship. Addresses the mentor’s concerns about the role by drawing on the authors’ personal...
Discusses the implications for the employee and the company of an expatriate assignment. Presents the reasons why the expatriate assignment is not always a success. Suggests a methodology for choosing an employee for overseas work and discusses such aspects as personality, competences,...
Examines the factors affecting the career choice of male and female civil engineering students in the UK. Draws on empirical research from a national survey of graduating male and female civil engineering students which identified similarities and differences between male and female graduates in...
Sets out to provide and insight into crisis and share the experiences of others so that managers can develop their own crisis management programmes. Examines different types of crises before making suggestions about what to do when a crisis strikes.
Explains inconsistencies which managers face when negotiating with the French. Provides a portrait of the French character in behavioural terms and some tactics which are used in negotiation.
To obtain desirable results through people, executives need to be aware of new approaches to employee selection and staffing. The establishment of a new discipline called neurolinguistic programming (NLP) in the USA can offer such new approaches. Research in NLP has identified about two dozen...
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