Dr Paul Manuell brings an uncommon mix of practical experience and academic insight to help students in their pursuit of leadership, team dynamics, human resource management and organisational behaviour. Paul has worked in several universities prior to commencing at the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2010 and his main area of interest is the human aspect of management.
Paul is experienced at harnessing the diversity of people within workplaces in cross-cultural and multi-generational environments. He worked for many years in the Northern Territory (NT), including roles with the Chief Minister and the Commissioner for Public Employment (NT). Paul has assisted numerous organisations (public and private sectors) to improve their overall performance through developing methods of learning while on the job. This has enabled people to develop personal mastery in their vocational fields benefitting their organisations primarily through action learning and action research.
Paul's skills in these areas develop a systems thinking insight to leadership and management. This brings the ability to adopt a perspective that not only focuses on the internal organisational environment, but also to assess the equally important external one. Paul has the ability to align units within organisations to implement strategic goals and to improve systems and structures.
Potential research projects for HDR and Honours students
- knowledge management in organisations
- developing and sustaining psychological contracts in the workplace (including team dynamics)