The Dark Side of Organisations: Human Resource Challenges - UCC/MBAAI Joint event
The southern chapter recently ran a joint event with UCC entitled: The Dark Side of Organisations: Human Resource Challenges
What is the 'Dark Side' of organisational behaviour? Is HR policy enhancing or derailing companies? What are the key skills required in in a successful HR department?
These were some of the questions that were answered by Dr. Cliodhna MacKenzie UCC and Dr. Robert McMurray of Durham University. In a lively and engaging discussion, the often un-seen dark side of organisations was brought to light.
Many of the performance metrics used to improve or maintain effectiveness are having the opposite effect in organisations. The stress of meeting these metrics can lead to detrimental dark side behaviour in examples like VW’s emissions debacle, Enron and reckless banking behaviour before the financial crisis.
The subject generated great audience participation, which made for a very interesting evening. Thanks again to UCC for co-hosting the event. We are looking forward to many interesting joint events in the future.
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