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Do workplace resilience programmes actually work? New research

workplace resilience

Workplace resilience programmes During times of significant change in organisations, for example during downsizing and mergers, many companies around the world have instituted workplace resilience programmes to guide their employees through the turbulent times of change. There has been a number of evaluations and papers published about the success of these programmes but much of […]

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The Torch is lit – Crisis, Extremes, and Apocalypse

Crisis, Extremes, and Apocalypse

Interest in extremes and crisis (as well as Apocalypse) has rarely been higher than it is today. This spans across many domains including environmental, political, social, technological, business, economic and legal spheres of life.  With uncertainty (my research topic) and conflict appearing to be ever present these days Crisis, Extremes, and Apocalypse are areas of […]

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The difference between organisational culture and climate and why it matters

The difference between culture and climate

Organisational climate v change   What is the difference between culture and climate?   Mixing up the difference between culture and climate can be very expensive! Following on from the last post about What is an organisational culture, today I thought I would explore what the difference between organisational culture and organisational climate is.     Many […]

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The 6 factors that ensure change success

The 6 important factors that ensure change success

How to ensure successful change – change management   Change management – The 6 important factors that ensure change success. We know that the claim that 70% of change programmes fail is false. However learning what can make change a better and more positive experience in organisations can only be a good thing. All too often organisations […]

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The 5 different dissent strategies and how to deal with them. New research

dissent tactics

It is estimated that somewhere between 50 and 70% of employees, will, at some point in their employment feel that the organisation has wronged, mistreated or let them down in some way. These issues are referred to as psychological contract breaches. This is where an employee feels that the organisation has failed to fulfil its […]

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What is an organisational culture?

organisational culture

People talk a lot about ‘organisational culture’ and changing the organisational culture. But what is an organisational culture? The definition of organisational culture There are several different definitions of organisational culture (1) These definitions range from the simple – “It’s the way we do things around here”(2) to the more complicated such as Schien’s definition […]

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Change Management: Two Core Methods

Core Methods of Change Management

A new study has highlighted two core methods of change management that help to facilitate organisational change whilst improving engagement, ownership and develops learning capability across the organisation.   One of the earliest lessons taught to military officers usually is ‘First, appreciate the situation’. In the fog of war, a good understanding of the immediate […]

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Why your organisation should start employee relocation now: The evidence…

relocation

employee relocation, staff relocation, relocating employees, relocating staff Why employee relocation is a good idea and how best to relocate employees: New Research Why companies should be doing employee relocation There are some very good evidence-based reasons organisations should have an employee relocation system. Among people born around the turn of the century (2000 – ‘Millennials’), […]

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How to recover from organisational decline: The 5 R’s of organisational recovery

organisational recovery

The five R’s of organisational recovery Whilst I have a somewhat cynical attitude to models that neatly fit in an word based acronym or words all starting with exactly the same letter and 2×2 matrix, sometimes you find a genuinely useful model. In this case whilst I am not sure this is actually a step-by-step […]

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