MBA Student

Topics: Management, Scientific method, Leadership Pages: 6 (1175 words) Published: March 24, 2014
Case 1Reporting evidence from business
and management research
,

Katie is working in her local NHS hospital on a six-month internship.,During her time there, the hospital plans the introduction of what they call a 'Leadership at all Levels' programme. All staff are to be encouraged to act as leaders, and Katie is asked to write a report for her manager setmakes a special point of telling Katie that the

hospital wants to make
its introduction 'evidencebased'. This means, he
explains, that he would
like her reportto set out
the scientific evidence
about what works in

report, and she think it
may also be suitable as
the research project for
'Where do you start with a project like this?' Katie wonders. 'Well', she think. 'I may as well

that it contains very few concrete details.
Although it is 16 pages long, there is nothing specifically about what leadership is, nothing about how 'leadership at all levels'

Can you articulate a brief, compelling message of change, framed appropriatelyto connect with your staff?
'But how could chief executives really know whether their answers to such questions were correct? Katie ponders. She feels chiefexecutives are likely to have a vested interest in making their answers fit with what they already believe to be the case. Even if they can put their managerial interests aside, she think thatthe questions arising from the bullet point list such as 'how "ready fo

22

Case 1Reporting evidence from business
and management research
,

Katie is working in her local NHS hospital on a six-month internship.,During her time there, the hospital plans the introduction of what they call a 'Leadership at all Levels' programme. All staff are to be encouraged to act as leaders, and Katie is asked to write a report for her manager setmakes a special point of telling Katie that the

hospital wants to make
its introduction 'evidencebased'. This means, he
explains, that he would
like her reportto set out
the scientific evidence
about what works in

report, and she think it
may also be suitable as
the research project for
'Where do you start with a project like this?' Katie wonders. 'Well', she think. 'I may as well

that it contains very few concrete details.
Although it is 16 pages long, there is nothing specifically about what leadership is, nothing about how 'leadership at all levels'

Can you articulate a brief, compelling message of change, framed appropriatelyto connect with your staff?
'But how could chief executives really know whether their answers to such questions were correct? Katie ponders. She feels chiefexecutives are likely to have a vested interest in making their answers fit with what they already believe to be the case. Even if they can put their managerial interests aside, she think thatthe questions arising from the bullet point list such as 'how "ready fo

22

Case 1Reporting evidence from business
and management research
,

Katie is working in her local NHS hospital on a six-month internship.,During her time there, the hospital plans the introduction of what they call a 'Leadership at all Levels' programme. All staff are to be encouraged to act as leaders, and Katie is asked to write a report for her manager setmakes a special point of telling Katie that the

hospital wants to make
its introduction 'evidencebased'. This means, he
explains, that he would
like her reportto set out
the scientific evidence
about what works in

report, and she think it
may also be suitable as
the research project for
'Where do you start with a project like this?' Katie wonders. 'Well', she think. 'I may as well

that it contains very few concrete details.
Although it is 16 pages long, there is nothing specifically about what leadership is, nothing about how 'leadership at all levels'

Can you articulate a brief, compelling message of change, framed appropriatelyto connect with your staff?
'But how could chief executives really know...
Continue Reading

Please join StudyMode to read the full document

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Student Essay
  • Motivating Students Essay
  • Students and Politics Essay
  • Student Values Research Paper
  • Intelligent Students Essay
  • Student Plagiarism Essay
  • college student Essay
  • Student Involvement Essay

Become a StudyMode Member

Sign Up - It's Free