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How an organisation’s employment expansion impacts its long-term survival

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Keywords: organisational survival, organisational long-term survival, employment, employment growth One of the oft quoted figures about entrepreneurial start-ups is the high percentage of failures. Estimates of new business failures tend to coalesce around the 60% to 85% mark within the first three years. Previous studies have shown that the risks associated with small organisational size […]

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How strategic planning hinders and helps organisational ambidexterity

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Keywords: organisational ambidexterity, strategic planning, perceptions of uncertainty, leaders’ innovation orientation, innovation, exploitation, exploration, tolerance of uncertainty, uncertainty, ambiguity One of the more recent research-based understandings about organisational success centres on the idea of organisational ambidexterity or the ability of an organisation simultaneously to both exploit its current products, processes, resources and systems and to […]

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Shared leadership in project teams

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Keywords: leadership, shared leadership, projects, project teams, project management, project outcomes Recent (2018) studies have shown that work environments are becoming more and more project centric and that projects are increasing in complexity, in that they often require multiple teams, multidisciplinary teams and inter-organisational teams in order to deliver their outcomes. Additionally, whilst many project […]

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The hierarchical erosion effect

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Keywords: organisations, organisational development, hierarchical erosion, perception, organisational alignment Whilst it is pretty obvious that organisations are a coalition of individuals, who, whilst coming together to coordinate their actions in order to further the aims of the organisation or company, many, if not all, of the individuals within an organisation will have their own interests, […]

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The 9 evidence based issues about shared leadership that you need to know

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A meta-analysis of 72 research papers just published has thrown up nine points for human resources and development professionals to consider when looking at a shared leadership system. The paper looked at shared leadership at a team level rather than the macro organisational level. Get the full research briefing including all references…   About our […]

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Why introverts rarely emerge as leaders

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Keywords: leadership, introvert, extrovert, introversion, extroversion, leadership development, emergent leadership, informal leadership, affective forecasting errors Emergent, or informal, leaders are people who take on and are accepted as a leader, even though no formal leader has been prescribed. Not only do emerging leaders come across as leader like, they also tend to provide motivation, support, […]

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Business leaders’ personal values, organisational culture and market orientation

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A new study examining the connections between the market orientation and culture of an organisation and the leaders’ personal values has just been published in Journal of Strategic Marketing. The study found that the personal values of the leaders of an organisation significantly impact both the organisational culture and its market orientation. Pilots say of […]

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