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Monthly Archives: September 2017

How to make mergers and acquisitions work – a review of the research evidence

Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions are often seen as a desirable method of growing a business. However, many mergers and acquisitions fail to meet their desired outcomes and have in a number of cases resulted in disastrous consequences for the organisations concerned. As organisations grow and become more complex, mergers and acquisitions also become trickier to navigate.  […]

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Developing trust in the workplace and the role of HR – a new study

Developing trust in the workplace

Developing trust in the workplace is a key organisational predictor of performance. Many organisations have stumbled and even failed outright where a lack of trust, doubt and suspicion have grown between the leadership, management and employees. Previous studies have found that mistrust in the workplace predicts high turnover rates, increased absence through sickness, lower levels […]

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Knowledge Management: How personality affects knowledge sharing in organisations

Knowledge Management

Many studies have found that good knowledge management systems and processes are the basis of enhanced competitive advantage. Knowledge management or the collation, storage, transmission, sharing and use of know how and organisational information are essential activities in any viable organisation.  Whether it is communicating with or marketing to customers, designing strategy, managing, writing reports […]

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Resistance to agile working: Why people are resisting moves to agile

Resistance to agile

Resistance to agile. A new piece of research into changes in methodology of software development has highlighted many of the problems that are faced in nearly every change programme in organisations. Resistance to agile working is an increasing phenomenon as the agile methodology spreads out of the software industry.   Resistance to agile working   […]

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Making organisations more effective: The problem of academic – practitioner distance

Academic - Practitioner Distance

There is no doubt that our universities conduct valuable and useful research that can help organisations become much more effective. In fact they produce lots of useful research that organisations could use. As the call more more evidence based practice increases, and with good reason, a rather large problem arises. Hardly anyone outside of academia has access to the […]

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