Business Management

The Institute of Managers and Leaders was rebranded from the Australian Institute of Management in July 2017, and our research is a more a significant part of our organisation than ever. Whilst we refer to ourselves now as the Institute of Managers and Leaders, our past research will remain cited under the Australian Institute of Management for ease of reference and archiving.

Engaging Middle Managers for Positive Organisational Change: Discussion Paper
In examining how middle managers can be a positive force for organisational change, this discussion paper explores the bridging role they play, the importance of open communication, the cognitive and affective variables that inhibit or facilitate change, and the importance of building personal competency and organisational capability through contextualised training.

Beyond Belief: The Management Reality of Generational Thinking: Key Findings
The Institute of Managers and Leaders has put the spotlight on the generation debate and found that many of claims made about Generation Y are simply beyond belief. The key findings presented in this report provide an abridged version of the more comprehensive discussion paper detailed below.

Beyond Belief: The Management Reality of Generational Thinking: Discussion Paper
This more comprehensive discussion paper punctures nine behavioural stereotypes that perpetuate poor management practices, identifies nine leadership perspectives to incorporate in management development programs, and highlights five leadership practices young managers find most challenging. Insights from this research provide clarity and encouragement to adopt a more sophisticated approach to accelerating the development of superb young managers.

Innovation: The New Imperative
The findings of this survey reveal the key ‘building blocks’ of innovation and how they achieve improved business outcomes. The data confirms that organisations perform better when management embraces a structured, planned ‘whole of organisation’ approach to innovation.

Engaging and Retaining Older Workers: Discussion Paper
Increasing the workforce participation of older workers is a key reform for enhancing organisational productivity. The Institute’s discussion paper outlines the key drivers and issues involved

Managing in a Flexible Work Environment: White Paper
Staff working from home is an unavoidable way of the future which must be embraced. That’s the message following the release of the AIM 2012 Managing in a Flexible Work Environment White Paper.

AIM Emissions Trading Scheme Survey
The Australian business sector is largely unprepared for the introduction of the Federal Government’s emissions trading scheme according to the findings of a new survey of top-level executives conducted by the Australian Institute of Management.

AIM Australian Governance Survey
The AIM Australian Governance Survey seeks to provide a better understanding of the respective roles of management and directors in corporate governance.

Managing the Future Survey Series
AIM undertook a study in 2006 to determine the factors that influence an employee’s decision to leave or stay with a company, the average length of service, and if employee engagement is influenced by the company, individual or management related issues.

Management Development Practice in Australia
The objective of this research was to understand what is being done in Australian organisations to develop management talent and improve business performance.

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