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The best management books revealed (and why you need to be reading them)

CMI REVEALS THE WINNERS OF THE 2017 MANAGEMENT BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Matt Scott

Originals pbk cover with roundelThe battle against groupthink took centre stage at the 2017 Management Book of the Year Awards as Originals, written by Adam Grant and published by Ebury (WH Allen) beating off the competition to claim top spot.

Originals received its first win of the night in the Awards’ ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship’ category as the read that will “best inspire innovation, encourage business or product development or support organisational development and adaptability”.

In Originals, Grant shows how to improve the world by championing novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battling conformity, and bucking outdated traditions. Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognise a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt.

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Be positive as you shift your organisational culture

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By shortlisted author Jeff Gold

Doctorate-Business-and-ManagementIn organisations, one of the most difficult and complex issues is how to bring about changes or shifts in cultures.

One of the persistent findings in our research is that leaders and managers assume that everyone in their organisation has the same interest and concern about future direction and purpose as they do. But this is unlikely and variations of interest and concern can make change and culture shift a very difficult problem.

THE CULTURE IS SINKING

A large public sector organisation (which we will call PublicOrg), employing 8,500 people, faced a serious problem; there were statutory targets to meet but continuous cuts in budgets and resources.

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Unfairness at work: looking at employment relationship in a new light

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By shortlisted author Cecilie Bingham

Employment-RelationsEmployees from British Home Stores have seen their pension fund disappear, workers in Sports Direct have been paid below the minimum wage, construction firms have been fined for blacklisting union members, Tesco is the subject of a legal dispute – some of its employees claiming that it has discriminated against them on grounds of gender and age following pay cuts for night and weekend shift working, the abuse of zero hours contracts is rife .

These incidents have all occurred in the last year and, although rare, are examples of the ways in which employers sometimes treat their employees as a means to a profitable end and nothing more.

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The origins of ethical failures

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By Management Book of the Year shortlisted author Dennis Gentilin

As Mary Gentile puts it, my “commitment to ethical business was forged in the fire of personal experience”.

In 2004, I was p9781138690516ublically named as a “whistleblower” in a trading scandal that rocked one of Australia’s largest banks. Prior to the incident, “values”, “integrity” and “morality” were nebulous concepts I read about in textbooks. Subsequent to the incident the true meaning of these words were revealed to me.

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