David Wilkinson

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How conflicting organisational cultures killed a merger

A longitudinal study just published in the British Journal of Management looked at how a ‘radical’ internet company was absorbed culturally into a ‘bureaucratic’ telecommunications business in The Netherlands. That the process took 12 years to complete at a cultural level shows just how hard it is to absorb a smaller organisation with a completely […]

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This month’s Oxford Review

In issue 8 of the Oxford Review members have recieved briefings about the following research that has just been published: Why do some staff readjust to their home organisations better than others? Eating a beetle: How to get your radical ideas accepted Managing innovation and agility – what makes the difference The Cost of presenteeism […]

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Understanding research – what a significant result actually means

In this article – Only the uninformed talk about research proving things The significance of significance How likely are we to get this result by random chance? Levels of significance   What a significant result means In my last blog about research we looked at the fact that it’s almost impossible to prove something. Even […]

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Can knowledge management really change organisational culture?Part 2. The research findings

This is a 2 part briefing of new research investigating the role knowledge management plays in changing organisational cultures. Part 1 – What is knowledge management and about the research Part 2 – The research findings (this post)   6 key findings The six key findings from the study are: Leaders can use knowledge management […]

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Can knowledge management really change an organisational culture?

  This is a 2 part briefing of new research investigating the role knowledge management plays in changing organisational cultures. Part 1 – (This post) What is knowledge management and about the research Part 2 – The research findings (Next post) The old saying, knowledge is power, shas been shown to have real effect when […]

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Organisational change: building support across different stakeholders Part 3

In this post I look at what the researchers found about resistance, chains of frames and what people tend to focus on and what to do about it. In this post I looked at frames and framing contests and what they are, In the second post I looked at what the researchers found about the […]

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Generation Z and what it means for your organisation: Infographic

Gen Z primer

Who are Generation Z and how are they defined? What does the research say about how they like to work, learn and communicate? The Oxford Review have pulled together a fully research based infographic about generation Z and what it means for your organisation. The infographic also has a primer on all the other generations […]

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