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Organisational Culture and Strategic Management

Organisational culture plays a major role in the success of a company. Employees are those who are working toward the common goal that needs to be reached by the strategy, so organisational culture has the power to make or break strategic management. According to Gallup’s survey done in 2013, only 13% of employees are considered […]

Six Sigma: Increase customer satisfaction

Six Sigma is a set of tools and techniques that enables an organization to measure the number of defects in a process applied. The point is to eliminate those defects and get as close as possible to the stage where they don’t happen.   It is a comprehensive and flexible system for achieving, sustaining and […]

Who is responsible for Human Resources Management?

There is a common misconception that only the HR Department is responsible for managing human resources. Actually, it is the responsibility of both the Line Management and HR Department. Line Managers issue orders or directives in an organization, while Staff Managers issue advice in the matters related to business. The Line Manager is responsible for […]

Goals and management process

Every organization has a long-term goal – for example, where it wants to be in the next 3 or 5 years – which requires development of a strategy that sets the pace and serves as a guide towards achievement of that goal. A long-term goal is broken down into annual goals, which can be further […]

Residential Module (18th – 24th June, 2018)

  Alfred Ford School of Management offers MBA program with online delivery plus one-week residency on Conscious Leadership, open also for participants who are not yet studying with us. This year’s residency program will be held in Belgium from June 18-24. During the residency week, you can expect bouts of teamwork exercises and networking opportunities […]

Creating Conflict Management Systems in Organizations

Creating integrated conflict management systems (ICMS) in an organization is a key factor in that organization’s sustained success. An ICMS is an attempt to coordinate the various parts of an organization’s efforts to deal with workplace issues. Often such parts (such as HR, supervisors, Employee Assistance Programs, etc) work in their own world with little […]

“Self-interest” and “Open Market”

My first serious quest into business, leadership, and ethical issues was related to Leadership and Organizational Behavior classes in my student days. The professor was bringing up the points that our colleagues in class are our direct competition and thus any kind of sentimental help we give one another will only cause us trouble. From […]