CUBS/MBAAI Annual Alumni event

By: CUBS Media | Posted on: 09 Feb 2024

CUBS/MBAAI Annual Alumni event
Dr Ronan Carbery, Professor Carol Kulik, Michelle Gallagher and Jerry Crowley

The 2024 CUBS/MBAAI Annual Alumni event took place on 8th February 2024 in the UCC Centre for Executive Education where Professor Carol Kulik delivered a workshop entitled Line managers: the unsung heroes in every organisation.



Professor Kulik speaking at the CUBS/MBAAI Annual Alumni event 

Professor Kulik highlighted the critical role that the day-to-day behaviour of managers has on employee commitment, performance, and innovation. However, managers are continually asked to do more with less, leaving them chronically under-resourced for their people management activities. Carol led a discussion of the ways that line managers’ people management responsibilities have changed over time, to identify the key places where employers can provide better support to their line managers. She also suggested research-based strategies that any line manager can implement immediately, even in low-support work environments, without adding to their already heavy burden.


Carol Kulik is a Bradley Distinguished Professor at the University of South Australia, UniSA Business, and Adjunct Professor at Cork University Business School.  Carol is a co-author of Human Resources for the Non-HR Manager (Routledge, 2023). Carol’s research encourages HR professionals and line managers to join forces to make the world a better place, one workplace at a time.