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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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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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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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Does a performance dip always occur during organisational change?

performance dip

Why is there a performance dip during or following organisational change? When doesn’t a performance dip happen? In my earlier post Is the Change Curve a myth? I looked at the research evidence about whether the change curve actually occurs or not. Is there always a performance dip following or during change? In my next […]

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Organisational culture change through HR? Really??

HR culture change

HR create drag v culture change through HR Sometimes, in fact frequently, when I look at organisations about to embark on change or who are agile and under constant change and flow a number of functions stand out as potential drag to the change. One of these is the HR function. Hr can be seen from the […]

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The counter-intuitive side of evidence-based practice

The counter-intuitive side of evidence-based decision making

What is evidence-based decision-making? It may not be what you think? The counter-intuitive side of evidence-based practice. Opinion-based decisions When people make decisions about things on a daily basis, for example, what eat or what to wear, they usually do so based on their own opinions, likes, dislikes, personal taste, habits and a range of other […]

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Is there a link between emotional intelligence and creativity?

emotional intelligence and creativity

Is there a link between emotional intelligence and creativity?   Emotional intelligence and creativity: Is there a link? A new study published in the journal Business Perspectives and Research looked at whether there is a link between employees’ creativity at work and their general level of emotional intelligence.   The Study The 4 Dimensions of […]

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How to get Research for Evidence Based Practice and Increase Your Credibility

Research for Evidence-Based Practice

Finding real research evidence for evidence-based practice – with ease For many businesses, organisations, coaches, consultants and HR, L&D and OD professionals The Oxford Review has become the trusted supplier of research for their evidence-based practice. What people get out of The Oxford Review As a direct result of the research briefings and evidence we […]

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What develops a new employee’s commitment to the organisation? 

organisational commitment

A paper just published in the Journal of Organizational Behaviour looks at what makes a difference to new employees’ commitment to the organization. Organisational Commitment Older New Employees Skills Own Initiative Progression Summary Reference Organizational commitment Organizational commitment has been positively associated with a range of outcomes like productivity, intention to stay, engagement in organizational citizenship […]

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