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Managing change or changing management?

Managing change or changing management? PurposeThis paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.Design/methodology/approachThis briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.FindingsDoes a leadership team actually lead in any meaningful way? This is not a trick question – or at least, it is not meant be. Rather, it is an attempt to dig down into our understanding of leadership as it is commonly experienced in firms the world over. For the vast majority of managers, they are told they are part of the leadership team, and will no doubt attend well-meaning collaborative sessions on defining their company’s values or adopting shared ways of working. However, when it comes to actual leading, the focus will still be on the CEO, chair, and senior board members of the organization. They do the “real” leading – bosses make decisions, they delegate tasks, and ultimately they succeed or fail on what the business achieves with them at the top.Practical implicationsThe paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.Originality/valueThe briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Human Resource Management International Digest Emerald Publishing

Managing change or changing management?

Human Resource Management International Digest , Volume 25 (5): 3 – Jul 10, 2017

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0967-0734
DOI
10.1108/HRMID-05-2017-0084
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Abstract

PurposeThis paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.Design/methodology/approachThis briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.FindingsDoes a leadership team actually lead in any meaningful way? This is not a trick question – or at least, it is not meant be. Rather, it is an attempt to dig down into our understanding of leadership as it is commonly experienced in firms the world over. For the vast majority of managers, they are told they are part of the leadership team, and will no doubt attend well-meaning collaborative sessions on defining their company’s values or adopting shared ways of working. However, when it comes to actual leading, the focus will still be on the CEO, chair, and senior board members of the organization. They do the “real” leading – bosses make decisions, they delegate tasks, and ultimately they succeed or fail on what the business achieves with them at the top.Practical implicationsThe paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.Originality/valueThe briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.

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Human Resource Management International DigestEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 10, 2017

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