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Confusing self-organising teams with self-managing teams

Research Briefing

Keywords: agile, scrum, agile methods, agile methodology, conflict, HR, HR governance, agile teams, self-managing teams, self-organising teams As previously written about in other research briefings, organisations are embracing a range of agile practices and there is an increase in projectification in the face of ever more complex ventures. These ventures involve functions, people and resources, […]

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Implementing agile across different cultures

Research Briefing

Keywords: agile, agile methodology, culture, psychological safety, scrum, scrum teams, management, managers, middle managers, leaders As any agile consultant will tell you, implementing agile in organisations rarely gives the same, or even similar, results and outcomes. The amount of variance that occurs during and after agile implementation is significant. The range of variance of agile […]

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The Oxford Review Volume 3 Number 10

Oxford Review Volume 3 Number 10

In the month’s Oxford Review we have a whole edition full of useful research briefings: This month:   Risk management Employee voice and organisational culture Happiness at work Measuring organisational alignment and performance Organisational socialisation tactics and HR Developing good transformational leaders Inclusive leadership Increasing entrepreneurship in organisations The impact of adopting agile methodologies Developing expertise […]

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The Oxford Review Volume 3 No 11

The Oxford Review Vol 3 No 11

In this months edition (Volume 3 No 11) 3D virtual learning environments: do they motivate or undermine sustained engagement? Empowering leadership styles in cross-cultural situations Evidence producing organisations: what they are and how they have developed How Transformational Leadership Increases Employee Performance Measuring organisational coaching outcomes Micro-learning: what it is and how it integrates with […]

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The Oxford Review Vol 4 No 2

The Oxford Review Vol 4 No 2

In this month’s Oxford Review In this month’s Oxford Review Can Action Learning be used to improve knowledge, skills and confidence in communications? Characteristics of a successful sales person: Valid measurements of performance Emotions and their role in the shaping of self-identity Evaluating industry 4.0 organisational readiness Group identity and decision-making: information cascades and decision […]

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The impact of adopting agile methodologies on an organisation

Research Briefing

Keywords: agile, agile development, organisational development, organisational culture, performance, organisational impact, agile implementation Agile working methodologies and principles are becoming increasingly prevalent, not only within the software and technology industries, but in many other types of organisation as well. Whilst there has been a deluge of research around agile methodologies, there has been little research on […]

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The primary characteristics of teams and individuals involved in Agile

Research Briefing

Keywords: agile, agile team, agile project management, agile management, management, project management, teams, agile methods Agile has become a key area of interest for many organisations. The agile movement started in the software industry and today approximately 60 to 90% of software engineering firms use agile practices and project management. As a result of intense […]

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How to deal with disruption through knowledge management

Research Briefing

Keywords: knowledge management, knowledge sharing, business disruption, disruptive technologies, change, organisational change, disruptive change, agile At the current pace of change, one of the most frequent disruptive elements within most businesses is technological. As new technologies, software, and factors like artificial intelligence continue to develop rapidly, business disruptions are occurring daily across the globe. Some […]

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Why your Business and Management Information Systems may well be way out of date – even if you have just got it…

Management Information Systems

Since the 2007/8 global financial crisis, business methods have changed almost out of all recognition. Bureaucratic, top down methods are being left behind as business leaders realise that in order to compete businesses have to move quickly in often unpredictable directions. One example of this has been the British telecommunications company, BT, that ended up […]

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Resistance to agile working: Why people are resisting moves to agile

Resistance to agile

Resistance to agile. A new piece of research into changes in methodology of software development has highlighted many of the problems that are faced in nearly every change programme in organisations. Resistance to agile working is an increasing phenomenon as the agile methodology spreads out of the software industry.   Resistance to agile working   […]

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