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Management academics often face students in their classrooms with more practical experience in the business world than they have. But management is an important inter-disciplinary field that has a lot to offer business executives. (Shutterstock)

Why management academics matter

Those who study, research and teach management are often viewed skeptically, even by their students, who might have more experience than they do in the business world. Here's why that's wrong.
A negative performance review along with the knowledge that one is not considered to be ‘highly sought after talent,’ can be demotivating to your staff. Štefan Štefančík/ Unsplash

Why your boss should not make you aware of your incompetence

Don't tell your employee they are not doing well, according to new research. "White lies" coming form managers to staff about how well they are doing can help with their motivation.
Harvard Business School classroom. mleiboff/Flickr

Debate: Do we really need business schools?

Since the financial crisis, business schools have been accused of every evil -- inequality, oppression, environmental devastation. So why should management schools be preserved?
Former Humane Society chief Wayne Pacelle, flanked by Senators Richard Blumenthal (left) and Chuck Schumer (right), resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Amy Sussman/AP Images for Humane Society of The United States

When do-good nonprofits are bad at dealing with #MeToo moments

Mission-driven workplaces, it so happens, can be pretty bad at rooting out leaders who are sexual abusers.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick talks to players during a game against the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 17, 2017. AP Photo/Butch Dill

Talent doesn’t explain the success of the Patriots and Eagles

According to a management scholar, a team's mindset and structure – not its stars – will often determine its success.
Steinhoff’s former CEO, Markus Jooste, is partly blamed for the corporate scandal that threatens to collapse the company. Financial Mail/Jeremy Glyn

Did Steinhoff’s board structure contribute to the scandal?

Gaps in the two tier board structure which is favoured in Europe may be partly responsible for the Steinhoff corporate scandal.
Giving workers a ‘voice’ is easy, and has already been proven effective as a management technique. shutterstock

The key to a vibrant democracy may well lie in your workplace

Employees whose bosses give them some discretion over their work tasks are significantly more likely to engage in political behaviours outside work.

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