Far from unlocking dormant capabilities and hidden value, private equity institutional buyout more often lead to job losses, wage cuts and reductions in productivity and profitability, new research from the UK has found.
Specialists in big data, cyber-security and corporate governance will not be short of job offers in 2015 and beyond according to the latest annual ‘hot jobs’ predictions produced by executive search firm, CTPartners.
A new study from the University of Lausanne has revealed that the old cliché is true. Power does corrupt. What’s more, it is almost addictive, with even previously-honest individuals succumbing to its allure.
New business ventures that start out life as part-time projects and grow slowly while their founders hold down another job are significantly less likely to fail than those that are launched from the outset as full-time enterprises, new research has found.
Privacy is a universal, basic need. But after decades of open plan offices and an unrelenting drive for shared work spaces, the number one complaint from office workers is that a lack of privacy is undermining their ability to do their jobs.
Employees suffering from high stress levels have lower levels of engagement, are less productive and have higher absentee levels than those not operating under excessive pressure, new research has found.
Why are companies adopting radical management methods? Dawna Jones talks to Helen Walton of tech start-up Gamevy and Geoff McDonald from global giant Unilever, about what motivates two very different organisations to explore new ways of managing.
Until US online shoe and clothing shop Zappos announced that it was embracing it as an organizational structure, you had probably never heard the term 'holocracy'. So what does holacracy do that traditional hierarchies and structures can't?
If you want to be seen as a leader, you need to portray the right image to other people. And these days, it seems that 'image' is all about been seen to have the right gadgets.
Half of women claim they have experienced bullying or harassment at work over the past three years, according to a survey of 25,000 women, with much of this harassment coming from other women. And the problem extends right up to board level.
Six out of 10 companies say they have succession plans in place for their key executives. Yet eight out of 10 senior executives quizzed for a new survey said that their company would not be able to replace them quickly if they needed to.
If you try to hide what you know from your colleagues, you're shooting yourself in the foot. Because according to new research, knowledge-hoarding is counter-productive, damaging both trust and creativity.
No-one likes or benefits from a negative performance review, new research has found, and a critical evaluation can have a negative effect on any employee, even those normally motivated to learn and improve.
Far from being dominated by women juggling work and childcare, the ranks of remote workers in the US are overwhelmingly made up of men, a new survey has found.
For senior executives, it's inspiration, not perspiration, that matters. More precisely, the ability to motivate and lead others is the most important skill that boards are looking for when they make senior appointments, far more so than their ability to be a "top performer".