Informal Network Leadership—Proactive Versus Reactive Strategic Choices

Global managers know that developing networks in a host country can be a tedious endeavor. Whereas developing friendly work relationships locally is often regarded as less problematic, developing informal networks is challenging but important for business success. The function of informal networks becomes relevant for transactions under ambiguity that require trust and commitment between actors.Continue reading “Informal Network Leadership—Proactive Versus Reactive Strategic Choices”

Employee engagement in the digital work era

How to be a part of it when we don’t go to office anymore? // In recent years, and particularly this one, the workplace has been moving online. Many employees are now working from home without direct supervision from managers or coworkers. This can mean that workflow decreases as there is no encouragement from thoseContinue reading “Employee engagement in the digital work era”

Redes informales en los negocios: los lados oscuros y brillantes

La creación de una red de conexiones informal puede ser vista como una actividad positiva con resultados benéficos para los individuos, las empresas y la sociedad en su conjunto, pero la interconexión informal puede también llevar a la colusión, mafias, nepotismo, y otras formas de conducta poco éticas o corruptas – principalmente relacionada con laContinue reading “Redes informales en los negocios: los lados oscuros y brillantes”

Remote work: How to network informally?

With far less face to face, real-life interaction, maintaining informal relationships at work is challenging // Today, many of us are working from home. While this can still mean good productivity, it does mean that our connections with other people such as our colleagues can be somewhat limited. In fact, without the usual coffee breakContinue reading “Remote work: How to network informally?”

Remote work: Social anxiety and the Fear-of-missing-out (FOMO)

How leaders can help to combat feelings of FOMO and get the most out of work // What is FOMO? FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) encompasses the idea that employees are feeling detached from their normal routine. Some employees may feel that something is missing from their working lives and that they are cut adriftContinue reading “Remote work: Social anxiety and the Fear-of-missing-out (FOMO)”

How to turn leader favoritism into something better

How empathy‐based favoritism can help to develop organizational social capital // The question of how to treat subordinates fairly and justly is a central ethical challenge for responsible leaders. Typically, leaders encounter challenges between differentiating their interactions with employees to build a more personal relationship and leveling their interactions with employees in an indiscriminate manner.Continue reading “How to turn leader favoritism into something better”