• Use an enquiry-based research-orientated
approach for leadership and management development in complex situations in a learner specific context
• Propose a valid enquiry which draws on existing cross cultural knowledge and current practice in leadership and management using a robust methodological approach
within a realistic time frame and budget in the learner specific context
• Undertake a robust data- driven enquiry based on an
investigative proposal negotiated with.
Over the past few decades, organizations have changed significantly due to influences by globalization, development of technology, availability of resources, and change of consumer behaviors. Subsequently, governments, corporate actors, and researchers have come up with theories, initiatives, schemes, and models that enhance employee productivity and organizational performance. The availability of resources and capabilities has made it difficult for companies to achieve competitive advantage. In this light, many companies seek to gain competitiveness by engaging the workforce and ensuring that is maximum utilization of the skills and talents available to the advantage of the organization. Researchers across different industries show that that the workforce is the most important asset of any organization. Additionally, the workforce is not duplicable like other resources employed in the production process. Rather, what the workers offer to an organization can be unique and a source of competitive advantage. Nevertheless, the advantages presented by effectively engaging the workforce are only realized where there is good leadership, employee engagement, and appropriate underlying factors that motivate the workers. Additionally, there has been an increase in the need for developing new ways to deal with problems that have existed in organizations. Resultantly, there are different interpersonal and intrapersonal considerations that have been embraced to promote performance and productivity. The workers, organizations, and the relationships that exist to contribute and partake the changes in the environment. Fundamentally, the modern-day world is characterized by unprecedented rates of change in different magnitudes and degrees of complexity (Australian Psychological Society 3). In this context, the traditional forms of organization have become less satisfactory calling for better and dynamic strategies, leadership styles, and human resource management. There are different forms of innovations being adopted, some from scientific explorations of the organizational environment. Research methodologies have been beneficial in identifying the best means of enhancing the organization. Suggestively, better organizations have emerged in approaches that utilize information from within and outside the organization to make decisions and strategies. Leadership and workforce engagement have been instrumental in these ventures. The term “AUBility” is derived from the ability of AUB, where anyone in AUB can be a leader in driving innovation, where knowledge and ideas are freely shared, and all staff work as a team to achieve common objectives. AUBility is a two-way commitment between AUB and its Employees to ensure clear communication to extract the best ideas from across the organization and drive their implementation. This project was initiated with the strong sense of collective belief that each person’s potential extends well beyond his or her job description…