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In Support of Work-Family Balance, Internationally

Las Heras, Mireia; Trefalt, Spela; Escribano, Pablo Ignacio

 

It doesn't cost much to train managers to engage in family-supportive behavior, and the payoff in terms of job performance and worker retention can be significant. These benefits cross borders, according to award-winning research by IESE's Mireia Las Heras and co-authors.

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Keys to Collective Bargaining: From Theory to Reality

Pin Arboledas, José Ramón; Stein, Guido

 

In their 2017 book on the theoretical and practical aspects of collective bargaining, professors José Ramón Pin and Guido Stein examine six pitched battles in Spain. Through these labor conflicts, they illustrate a process to better manage a business.

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2016's Most-Viewed Insights from IESE's Business Knowledge Portal

 

Which articles were the most popular with our readership in 2016? To celebrate the year's close, we count down 10 ideas with impact, gleaned from IESE faculty's recent research. These 10 insights have the potential to change the way you approach business management today and in the future.

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Staying Ahead in the New Employment ContextPremium

Cappelli, Peter

 

The conventional full-time job is giving way to new forms of temporary, nonstandard or contingent work. How to make sense of it all? The author proposes a new taxonomy for understanding employment in the new economy. Executives may find this framework useful for managing alternative work arrangements.

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Five Keys to Manage Millennial TalentPremium

Stein, Guido; Martín, Miguel

 

To meet the needs and demands of the millennial generation, many companies are rethinking their people management policies and leadership styles. Based on surveys of international executives, the authors detail the shift taking place in professional aspirations, and suggest the keys for attracting, developing and retaining millennial workers.

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Future-proofing Your Job From RobotsPremium

Pastor, Alfredo; Mercadal Dupree, Bartolomé

 

Will a robot take your job? Despite fears that automation may be putting millions of jobs at risk, research with Spanish executives identifies how companies can prepare themselves for technological change. This article helps separate science fiction from business reality, so executives can view the future with flexibility, not fear.

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3 Tips to Help Multicultural Teams Succeed

Paunova, Minna; Lee, Yih-Teen

 

As business becomes more globalized, multicultural working groups are on the rise. In this study of culturally diverse teams, Yih-Teen Lee and Minna Paunova find three factors affecting performance and offer practical tips to boost team success.

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Spain's Labor Dynamism Hits Highest Point Since 2010

Visintin, Stefano; Elvira, Marta

 

One out of every five Spanish jobs changed hands in the third quarter of 2016. This is according to the Meta4 IDL, an index tracking job movements in the country, following trends of labor flexibility. Growing companies opting for flexible working arrangements are responsible for most internal movements, according to the report.

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4 Reasons Humble Managers Rule

Argandoña, Antonio

 

Does humility have a place in the upper echelons of business management? Absolutely, says IESE's Antonio Argandoña. In his research paper "Humility in Management," Argandoña explores this often crucially overlooked quality and its ramifications for leadership.

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Listen to the Non-Experts

Almandoz, John; Tilcsik, András

 

Does a board always work best with more experts' advice? No, according to research published in the Academy of Management Journal. A study of U.S. community banks found that, when navigating uncharted waters, banks were more likely to fail if their boards were dominated by directors who were experts in banking. In fact, the riskiest decisions may be better handled when non-experts counterbalance the know-it-alls.

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