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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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How James Bond was a model employee

It is easy to forget that the James Bond franchise is firmly set in the world of work. Bond's evolution reflects changing attitudes to the workplace.
Sexual harassment scandals have altered and cut short many careers, including those of former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly (left), former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick (center) and late former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. AP Photo

How companies can learn to root out sexual harassment

Human resources professionals should be trained at school and encouraged on the job to take employee complaints seriously. But that's not how the profession works now.
How should you signal that you don’t want to be disturbed? www.shutterstock.com

Business Briefing: are our standards dropping in the workplace?

Business Briefing: are our standards dropping in the workplace? The Conversation22.9 MB (download)
Our workplaces are becoming less formal. But there were some advantages to the old formality.

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