Managing Tomorrow’s Worker
Research into the management practices and competences required for managing a more mobile and flexible workforce.
This project, carried out by Henley Management College’s Centre for Business in the Digital Economy, worked on the assumption that information work will continue to become more mobile and managers will need to develop the processes and competences to accommodate this. It tested the hypothesis that managers of flexible workers manage in a different way than traditionally and they therefore have a different competence profile.
Data gathered through a combination of interviews and questionnaires provided an interesting insight into how managers should respond to the acknowledged increase in mobile and flexible working, particularly through the development of existing skills and a move to a more outputs orientated management approach.
Click here for more details about the findings and a PDF version of the report.
Corporate e-Learning: Delivering business benefits
by David Birchall and Damian Woolfall, sponsored by the Henley Learning Partnership.
‘This report makes an important contribution to our understanding of how new technologies can be leveraged to support the acquisition and sharing of skills, knowledge and expertise, enabling organisations to compete more effectively in an increasingly demanding business environment’ Dr Richard Straub, Director of Learning Solutions, IBM.
Case studies from Dixons Stores Group, IBM, Danfoss, Volkswagen and SA Armstrong, included in the report provide interesting insights into how these companies are tackling some of the issues raised in the report. The common theme running through each case is the strength of commitment from senior executives to the development of human capital particularly through e-learning. Also, these companies demonstrate that technology is purely an enabler and good practice design is based on its appropriate use. Cost-effective solutions are possible without heavy investment in elaborate presentation. E-learning in its narrowest form, based on the conversion of computer-based training, has been found to have limited application but ICT is recognised as having considerable potential for transforming T&D. The more advanced cases offer a mix of learning modes including computer-mediated communications for peer-to-peer interaction and face-to-face events.
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Report: ‘Corporate e-Learning: Delivering business benefits' now available.
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Information Assurance: Strategic alignment and competitive advantage
This report is the result of a research exercise during which Henley Management College interviewed more than 60 senior information assurance practitioners and director-level company executives. The research revealed valuable examples of good practice and ideas from experts to ensure better alignment, which Henley Management College have brought together into a practical strategic alignment framework and action plan. Click here for the Executive Summary