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6 ways organisations deal with dilemmas

Following on from the previous post ‘New research: Organisational responses to dilemmas and emergencies’ in this post I will look at what the research says about the 6 ways organisations deal with dilemmas. It has previously been found that there are six main ways organisations deal with these secondary order tensions, paradoxes and dilemmas: Denial. The organisation just […]

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New research: Organisational responses to dilemmas and emergencies

In this the first of a three part posting I will look at an interesting and useful large-scale research study examining how the emergency services cope with difficult incidents in Europe. The paper has just been published by researchers from Central Michigan University and the University of Illinois. Part 1 (this part) The dilemmas organisations […]

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Making evidence-based practice work. Part 2 – solutions

This post follows on from the previous post Making evidence-based practice work: The 3 key challenges In this post I will look at what the research findings are: evidence-based solutions Solutions The researchers discovered that there are two primary pre-requisites for successful implementation of evidence-based practice: evidence-based solutions. Primary pre-requisites for successful implementation of evidence-based practice Management involvement […]

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Making evidence-based practice work: The 3 key challenges

In this two part posting I will look at some new research that looks at how to make and embed evidence based practice in your organisation. Part 1 The key challenges of evidence based practice (This Post) What is Evidence based practice New research The 3 key challenges Part 2 Solutions Many professions have moved […]

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The 3 Main Conclusions and Findings from New Research about Culture Change in Organisations

Continuing on from my culture change post last week New research and a new understanding about culture change in organisations, today I look at the findings from this paper. Members get the full references and links to obtain the paper.   Findings Where people take their cultural cues from at work Culture change: The researchers found […]

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New research and a new understanding about culture change in organisations

mosaic theory

In this two part post I am reviewing a new study conducted by researchers from University of Durham in the UK and the Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. The paper paper published in the European Management Journal looks at culture in organisations and the implications for culture change and management in organisations. New understanding about culture […]

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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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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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