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Managing teams

A collection of books, articles and guides to help managers get the best from their teams – whether they're experienced leaders or first-time managers.

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Featured eBook

Managing virtual teams
DuFrene, Debbie D.; Lehman, Carol M. (Business Expert Press, 2011)

While virtual teams offer various advantages to organizations and individuals in flexibility and the ability to overcome geographic distance, they face unique challenges. Team participants should be selected carefully for various personal characteristics that help assure success and trained in how to be effective virtual team members.

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Featured article

Making collaborations work

Team can feel threatened by collaborations and the sacrifice of autonomy or responsibility. Leaders must take steps to discourage defensive behaviors before they focus on process and outcomes.

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eBooks

The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers. eBooks are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users. If you are unable to access an eBook, please see our Help and support advice or contact library@icaew.com.

Executive directors

Chapter 12 - The role of the executive director, chief executive and finance director are outlined as well as director remuneration and the roles and responsibilities of the remuneration committee. Pay, pensions and other benefits, disclosure requirements, contracts and severance are also covered.

Financial statements of sole proprietors

Four chapters looking at the preparation of the financial statements of sole proprietors, covering statements of profit or loss and statements of financial position.

Pioneers, drivers, integrators, & guardians

When teams fall short of their potential, it’s often because leaders don’t know how to spot and manage the differences in how people approach their work. To get the most from the styles on their teams, leaders should pull opposite types closer together, give more voice to people with nondominant perspectives, and take extra care to get input from sensitive introverts.

Standard costing and variance analysis

A look at how budgetary control can be exercised by comparing estimates for cost and income against the actual costs and income as they arise.

"Experts" who beat the odds are probably just lucky

An interview with Jerker Denrell, focusing on his research study into the accuracy of financial analysts' forecasts.

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Acas guidance

Advice, guidance and practical resources on a wide variety of recruitment topics for both employers and employees, produced by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, Acas. Acas is the employment relations service for England, Scotland and Wales offering practical, independent and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives.

Making migration work for manufacturers: Accessing skills in a post-Brexit world

23 June 2017

Report from EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, which looks at the challenge of recruiting the right skills in a post Brexit UK. The report highlights the current breakdown of the manufacturing workforce, the likely reduction in recruitment from the EU and some of the steps being taken by manufacturers to mitigate the impact of these changes.

Managing discipline - investigation to possible dismissal: A guide

Acas tool aimed at small firms and line and team managers in larger organisations. The steps cover investigating a discipline issue through to taking action such as issuing an improvement note, giving a written warning or, as a last resort, dismissal. Two real-life example situations and frequently-asked questions are covered.

Taxation Magazine: Income Tax

Articles on income tax from Taxation magazine. Full articles available to subscribers or through the ICAEW Library & Information Service.

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Online articles

The Library provides access to leading business, finance and management journals. These journals are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

On the herding of cats

Professional service firms are composed of experts who prize their autonomy. In this context, leadership must be a collective endeavor.

Basel III marathon ends but capital race is far from over

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has put pen to paper in finalising the international set of banking regulations known as Basel III, giving capital markets some long-awaited clarity on the way in which banks should model for risk.

Join the Academia & Education Community

The Academia & Education Community is an online forum for anyone with an interest in academia and the advancement of the accountancy profession. It offers a space to connect, collaborate and share insight and ideas with colleagues and professionals on accountancy education, qualification, lifelong learning (CPD) and research.

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Small Business Update

Small Business Update is a monthly magazine for SMEs with articles covering the latest regulatory developments, practical advice and hot topics.

Small Business Update - May 2015

01-05-2015

Small Business Update from Atom Content Marketing is a monthly magazine for people running their own business. Articles vary in length and cover ‘hot topics’, issues of importance, and current affairs.

Small Business Update - April 2015

01-04-2015

Small Business Update from Atom Content Marketing is a monthly magazine for people running their own business. Articles vary in length and cover ‘hot topics’, issues of importance, and current affairs.

How copyright works and how it can help your business

01-04-2015

Copyright protects expressions of an original idea in some recorded form. Lawyers refer to these as copyright 'works'. If it applies, copyright prohibits anyone copying, performing or broadcasting a copyright work without the consent of the copyright owner.

Small Business Update - February 2015

01-02-2015

Small Business Update from Atom Content Marketing is a monthly magazine for people running their own business. Articles vary in length and cover ‘hot topics’, issues of importance, and current affairs.

Small Business Update - December 2014

01-12-2014

Small Business Update from Atom Content Marketing is a monthly magazine for people running their own business. Articles vary in length and cover ‘hot topics’, issues of importance, and current affairs.

Small Business Update - November 2014

01-11-2014

Small Business Update from Atom Content Marketing is a monthly magazine for people running their own business. Articles vary in length and cover ‘hot topics’, issues of importance, and current affairs.

Small Business Update - October 2014

01-10-2014

Small Business Update from Atom Content Marketing is a monthly magazine for people running their own business. Articles vary in length and cover ‘hot topics’, issues of importance, and current affairs.

Small Business Update - September 2014

01-09-2014

Small Business Update from Atom Content Marketing is a monthly magazine for people running their own business. Articles vary in length and cover ‘hot topics’, issues of importance, and current affairs.

Small Business Update - August 2014

01-08-2014

Small Business Update from Atom Content Marketing is a monthly magazine for people running their own business. Articles vary in length and cover ‘hot topics’, issues of importance, and current affairs.

Small Business Update - July 2014

01-07-2014

Small Business Update from Atom Content Marketing is a monthly magazine for people running their own business. Articles vary in length and cover ‘hot topics’, issues of importance, and current affairs.

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Useful links

What kind of thinker are you?
Article by Mark Bonchek and Elisa Steele on thinking styles and why they are an important tool for improving collaboration and team working. Published on the Harvard Business Review web site on November 23 2015.

CIPD Management development factsheet
Topics covered in this Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) factsheet include identifying management development needs, management development techniques and evaluating management programmes.

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