Organisational Development (OrgDev) Research Articles and Posts

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Organisational Development (also known as OD or OrgDev) is a structured, systematic and scientific approach to improving organisational effectiveness through research and testing. The primary intention of Organisational Development is to align the:

  1. Strategy,
  2. Structure,
  3. Systems,
  4. Processes, and
  5. People

with the aims and desired outcomes of the organisation.

Organisational Development incorporates areas of Organisational Psychology, Change Management and Human Resource Management.

Projectification – how organisations are dealing with order and chaos

Projectification

The rise of Projectification. Virtually every other paper published these days mentions the fact that organisations and their environments are becoming more and more complex and facing greater levels of uncertainty, whilst, at the same time, there is a constant pressure for greater levels of operational efficiency and innovation with reduced resources. One of the […]

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High-Performance Teams - Special Report

How to develop high-performance teams: The research evidence Many people in organisations talk about developing high-performance teams and organisations strive to understand how to develop them. In this Oxford Review special report, we have a look at what the research evidence actually says about the characteristics of high-performance teams. Most of us work in teams […]

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How to Develop Innovative Work Behaviours through Self-Leadership

innovative work behaviours

Developing innovative work behaviours using self-leadership As the pace of change picks up, organisations across the globe are looking not only to deal with change in a positive and productive manner, but also improve performance, build competitive advantage, be innovative, profitable and sustainable. As a result, organisations and companies are constantly reaching out for methods […]

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Increasing organisational performance through entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship mindset

Entrepreneurship and organisational performance. There is a growing amount of evidence to show that entrepreneurial qualities can boost the performance of any organisation or service, which has given rise to the idea of the intrapreneur or an individual with entrepreneurial attributes who is employed and embedded in an organisation, rather than running their own business. […]

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Organisational openness and how it impacts employee performance

organisational openness

Organisational openness is an across organisation philosophy which emphasises transparency in all areas and free unrestricted access to knowledge and information. It also incorporates and promotes positive collaboration and cooperative management and decision-making, with an emphasis on learning as opposed to being right. Open organisations Learning and agility Culture Creativity, innovation and flexibility The study […]

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How to repair deviant, toxic corporate and organisational cultures

How to repair deviant, toxic corporate and organisational cultures

The Oxford Review has just published it’s latest Special Report – How to repair deviant, toxic corporate and organisational cultures. Special reports are extended research briefings. In this report: This report is based on a detailed review of previous studies in the field and draws together the learning about how to deal with cultures once they […]

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Innovation capacity: how to develop it in your organisation

Innovation capacity

Innovation capacity is an important concept for any organisation or company, no matter how small or large. The question is what helps to develop greater levels of innovation capacity? Organisations are complex amalgamations of many factors all of which have to come together to produce the outcomes the organisation desires. Research into connections between multiple […]

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New Research Briefing: How to develop and lead an adaptable organisation

How to lead and develop an adaptable organisation

  If you are in leadership, leadership development, organisational development or consultancy you are going to want to see this… New research briefing: How to lead and develop an adaptable organisation This week we sent our members a brand new research briefing about how to lead and develop an adaptable organisation. This briefing summarised an important new […]

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Do you need ambidextrous employees to have an ambidextrous organisation?

ambidextrous employees

A lot of research has gone into the explorative and exploitative states of an organisation at an organisational level. A new research study from the Netherlands has looked at whether employees need to be one or the other (explorative or exploitative) or actually ambidextrous in their own right in order for the organisation as a […]

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How to increase the sales of new products by 12-18%

Product Development

How to increase the sales of new products in the marketplace by 12-18% Looking for a way to increase the sales of new products? A new study has been published looking the effectiveness of R&D and marketing cooperation as compared to R&D and sales cooperation for new-product development and sales under different market and organisational […]

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