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How organisations adapt to their environment: the two key factors

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Keywords: organisational adaption, leadership style, organisational culture

Continued success of any organisation or business is intimately linked to its ability to be able to flex and adapt to the changing world outside. There are a number of key factors which predict whether an organisation or business is likely to be successful in adapting as the world shifts around it. Previous research has shown that two key factors responsible for organisational adaption are the organisational culture and leadership style.

A new review of the research evidence has just been published which focuses on the most recent evidence about what creates successful organisational adaption. There has been much interest recently in the critical success factors for organisational adaption. Two of the most promising avenues of research have been around leadership style and organisational culture, which have been shown to be key drivers of success for organisations during times of volatility, change, and uncertainty.

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