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Why a psycho-socio-technical model of transformational learning will better prepare students for a rapidly changing world.

Gen Z students are seeking business programs that offer flexible delivery, meaningful social interactions, and humanistic approaches. Jack Mezirow’s theory of transformational learning can serve as a foundation for delivering student-centric curricula that require self-paced learning, incorporate peer evaluation, and encourage self-discovery. To answer the global call for inclusive lifelong learning opportunities, business schools can […]

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Human strengths: a systematic conceptual review, conceptualising employee strengths at work and a framework for management development

Utilising employee strengths contributes to humanising organisations. However, the current concept of strengths has evolved from the domain of social work, advanced by personality and positive psychologists and adopted in management. The trait-like conceptualisation of strengths conceptualised by psychologists is of lesser relevance to organisations as it discounts the significance of contextual factors for manifesting employee strengths. This study traces the evolution of strengths conceptualisation, identifies gaps in its relevance to organisations, employs the concept relation method for developing a conceptualization of employee strengths at work and proposes a framework for management development that predicts improved employee engagement and performance.

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Beyond the competency frameworks – conceptualising and deploying employee strengths at work

With growing stress at work, the need for scholars to focus on humanising organisations is pressing. Scholars agree five factors lead to humanising organisations. This study dwells upon one factor – employee strengths at work (ESAW) – problematizes, identifies the gap in its conceptualisation, deploys critical social systems theory and reconceptualizes the construct of ESAW by taking key contextual factors into consideration. Thereafter, this study aims to develop a conceptual model and makes propositions related to the mediating effects of ESAW on the association of leadership style and employee performance.

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Conceptualizing employee strengths at work and scale development

There is a compelling need for developing constructs in management science for higher relevance rather than adapting constructs developed in other domains and applying them in organisations. An inquiry in the relevance of the construct of strength developed in personality psychology and applied to organisations is compelling, as deploying strengths leads to humanising organisations. With growing disengagement of employees at work, this study makes a significant contribution by conceptualizing strengths in the context of organisations and carrying out two studies on independent samples for developing a psychometrically validated 14-item scale for measuring it.

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