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New Video: Do 70% of change projects really fail?

David has just released a new video about the research he did around the common perception that 70% of change programmes fail. Be prepared to be shocked!   You can get the slideshare here: http://www.slideshare.net/platothefish/do-70-of-organizational-change-projects-really-fail The url for this video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xle0yoKYKM

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6 (research based) guidelines for achieving and sustaining organisational change

  A study just published in the Journal of Health Organization and Management by a team of researchers tried to find an overarching roadmap or model for organisational change. Their initial task was to look at all the previous research to see if they can create a roadmap or set of stages for organisational change […]

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How to be impressively up-to-date with no effort

  How to be impressively up-to-date with no effort   You know those people who are always impressively and ridiculously well read? The people who somehow just appear to know something about everything and are continually saying things like: “Have you read…?” or “Actually there is some research on that” or “Ah yes the research […]

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Is the change curve a myth?

A recent discussion on LinkedIn asked if the change curve was a myth or not. This was based on this blog post suggesting or rather stating it is a myth. So I decided to look into it from a research point of view: Background The original change curve was not actually meant to be about […]

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The 2 things the CEO’s from ‘Undercover Boss’ learned that every leader needs to know. New Research.

Researchers spoke to a series of the Chief Executives (CEOs) featured on the TV series ‘Undercover Boss’ to find out what they really learned from going undercover on the frontline of their own businesses. The findings of the study just published in the journal, Human Resources Development Quarterly focused on the impressions the CEOs got […]

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People try to put us d-down (Talkin’ ’bout my generation): Generation Z and what it means for your organisation

Generation Z is about to enter the workforce, but what does it mean for you and your organization? A series of new studies looking at this question have just been published in academic journals. Before I look at what they are saying here is a quick primer about the generations, their outlook and motivations. Previous […]

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The cost of putting on a smile at work

    An interesting paper just published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology looks at the effects of suppressing your real emotions and displaying a different emotion. The paper, by researchers from the University of Toronto conducted two studies on parents who were trying to hide their emotions from their children. What they […]

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Goal orientation is good, right? Not so fast…

Goal Orientation

Goal orientation is a key attribute most recruiters and organisations look for in an employee. There is a tacit assumption that goal orientation is the factor which promotes achievement and improves both people’s and teams output and performance. However there is another, less attractive side to goal orientation that needs to be considered. In a […]

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