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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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The Leadership Taboo, Managing future uncertainty and more in this month’s Oxford Review

The Oxford Review Vol2 No1

In Volume 3 Number 1… The downside of employee loyalty Keywords: employee loyalty, job tension, inter-professional dysfunction and collaboration, well-being Employee loyalty is not a one way street. A new study finds a bit of a hole in previous studies of employee loyalty and aims to fill that gap. In doing so they discover that […]

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The Oxford Review Volume 3 Number 8

The Oxford Review Volume 3 Number 8

In this Month’s Oxford Review: Does being clear about your own emotions help you to have greater empathy? Why talent management and industrial–organisational (I-O) psychology has a big problem Lean is harder to implement and the results worse than people usually expect at first What does engagement really mean? The impact of organisational values and […]

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The Oxford Review Volume 4 No 1

The Oxford Review Vol 4 No 1

This month we have research that answers a series of key questions: Whether Long-Term Incentive Plans actually work as executive packages for improving organisational performance. Is executive coaching morally justifiable? Can playing online games can be used to develop leadership skills? How do external stakeholders end up influencing major project even when they haven’t got […]

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How to manage future uncertainty

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Keywords: Strategy formation, corporate strategy, organisational strategy, business planning, uncertainty, volatility, complexity, ambiguity, scenario planning Many organisations are now having to function in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment, where fast-paced change, particularly in terms of exponential growth the disruptive capabilities of computer and digital-based technologies is becoming the norm. This dynamic and constantly […]

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Do people naturally assume that ambiguity is going to be negative? A new brain study.

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Keywords: ambiguity, uncertainty, emotion regulation, habituation, brain science Some people struggle with uncertainty and ambiguity more than others. The question as to what makes the difference between people who automatically have a negative response to uncertainty and ambiguity and people who either have a neutral or positive response to such situations is an important one. Previous […]

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Why organisations empower the people and how does it impact the organisation’s performance?

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Keywords: employee empowerment, empowerment practices, empowerment, organisational performance, ambiguity, cost, human resources One of the distinguishing features in terms of management and human resource management of employees has been the steady increase in interest in empowerment practices. The basis of employee empowerment is that employees are given considerable decision-making power, autonomy and accountability. The argument that […]

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