The challenge we face today at work and across our lives is the modern pace of change. There are many reasons why the world has changed. Our ageing workforce; technology advancements; COVID and the increased awareness of mental health impacts following the pandemic resulting in a mind shift change in how we live and work.Continue reading “IoD women’s leadership conference 2023 piece: You can’t be what you can’t see”
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Does being an introvert hamper your chances of making senior management?
Leaders don’t always have to be loud and bombastic. There is value in being an introvert, says Dr Jacqueline Baxter, a management professor at The Open University Business School. There have been countless articles on extroversion and its links to senior management. One article showed 98% of top executives scoring high or very high onContinue reading “Does being an introvert hamper your chances of making senior management?”
The role of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in developing practitioner/academic identities
Based on her research and experience as a practitioner turned academic, Professor Jacqueline Baxter, Director of the Centre for Research and Innovation in online learning at the Open University, talks about potential contribution of scholarship research on the professional identities of practitioners that cross over into academia. All faculties employ individuals who have made theContinue reading “The role of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in developing practitioner/academic identities”
Caring for an Ageing Population: Problem or Opportunity for Organisational Life?
Guest blogger: Dr Leah Tomkins, Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies at The Open University Business School. In the West, we are all living longer. Indeed, the fact that our retirement ages keep getting pushed back suggests that we are expected to have many more years of productive life than was the case in previous generations.Continue reading “Caring for an Ageing Population: Problem or Opportunity for Organisational Life?”
Is Organisation the Place for Care?
Our Business Perspectives half-day masterclass in London on Wednesday 10 February 2016 will look at ways in which care can influence leadership, organisational strategy, HR policy and issues of work/life balance. The event will be hosted by Dr Leah Tomkins, Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies at the OU Business School, who has held senior leadershipContinue reading “Is Organisation the Place for Care?”
Intercultural Working webinar – recording available
Our webinar on Intercultural Working took place on 15 July. If you missed it or want to watch again, the webinar is now available to view on demand. Watch the webinar Listen to what our speakers had to say about the issues relating to leadership and management in different multicultural settings, cross cultural coaching and theContinue reading “Intercultural Working webinar – recording available”
Intercultural working trend report & webinar
Our latest Business Perspectives trend report looks at our current topic of Intercultural Working. The report considers the wider world of business culture, focusing on hiring, development, communication, embracing and the big picture. The pace of business has never been so fast, which is why this summary has been designed so it can quickly inspireContinue reading “Intercultural working trend report & webinar”
How to manage multi-generational workplaces?
Guest blogger: Murray Eldridge, Open University MBA Alumnus, Head of Commercial and Operations at Subsea Infrastructure and Director of Actinium CS Ltd. Author of ‘Leading High Performance’. Questions abound around Boomers, GenX’ers, Millennials and how to manage multi-generational workplaces? We may be forgiven for thinking that this is a new problem of the modern eraContinue reading “How to manage multi-generational workplaces?”
How can managers effectively harness the human capital they bring to enhance operational effectiveness?
Guest blogger: Gerard McGurk, Open University Business School MBA Alumnus and member of our Alumni Council, Consular Regional Director – Middle East & North Africa at Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The workplace in 2015 is facing a unique opportunity (not challenge) in so far as it will have four generations (or waves) of employees (listedContinue reading “How can managers effectively harness the human capital they bring to enhance operational effectiveness?”
Tomorrow’s demands on today’s leaders – highlights from the roundtable discussion & webinar
Highlights from the Business Perspectives roundtable discussion and webinar on Management Now: tomorrow’s demands on today’s leaders are available to watch, in a short 30 minute video. Listen to our speakers about how managers can tackle the knowledge gaps and skills shortages of the future, whilst embracing new ways of working and creating more effectiveContinue reading “Tomorrow’s demands on today’s leaders – highlights from the roundtable discussion & webinar”