PhD Thesis at Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) Archives - Ideas for Leaders

Social Influences on Decision-Making: Neuroscience Insights

In making decisions, people are susceptible to the influence of those in their ‘in-group’, who commonly include others of the same age, sex, ethnicity or religion, as well as friends, family members, colleagues and classmates. This is a long-observed and commonly acknowledged phenomenon, often explained in terms of evolutionary biology. (By conforming to the common […]

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Fostering Diversity and Inclusion with Respectful Leadership

"The answer is moral leadership, or, more specifically, respectful  leadership." One of the goals of leaders is to motivate employees to perform well, work in the collective interest and define themselves in terms of ‘we’ rather than ‘me’. (See Idea Number 164, ‘Instilling Morality In Organizations’.) In this, leaders who are demographically different from followers are […]

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Instilling Morality In Organizations

The banking crisis and scandals involving companies such as Enron, Worldcom, Tyco and, more recently, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, have made the need to understand moral behaviour in organizations more urgent. Research so far has tended to take a leader-focused approach, implying that the ethical behaviour of leaders translates directly to ethical behaviour in followers. […]

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Managing Workforce Ideas Effectively

Idea management programs can be used to increase the proportion of successfully implemented projects based on ideas contributed voluntarily by employees. This research highlights that people who come forward with ideas care deeply about their organization. ‘Idea Management’ provides the support such employees need for their expertise and creativity to be recognised, developed and successfully […]

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