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Agreeing to change: the reciprocity effect

Research Briefing

Keywords: Organisational change, change, reciprocity, uncertainty, financial exchange, effort Whilst there have been a number of attempts to redefine the idea of resistance to change, (indeed some researchers argue that there is no such thing) there is still a lot of research ongoing about this topic. The majority of studies about resistance to change comprise […]

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Measuring organisational alignment and performance

Research Briefing

Keywords: organisational alignment, organisation structure, organisation performance, measurement, measuring, organisational change, change The last 50 years of research into organisational performance has been marked by an increase in quantitative measures of organisational performance. Quantitative measurement provides a level of objectivity and the ability to make comparative decisions based on ‘the numbers’. Alignment Whilst quantitative measurement is […]

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The links between organisational change and workplace bullying

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Keywords: bullying, workplace bullying, organisational change, change, psychological contract Over the last six or seven years a number of research studies have discovered that organisational change programs are often accompanied by an increase in systematic and persistent workplace bullying, particularly in terms of devaluing employees’ work, motivations and efforts, as well as social isolation and […]

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The critical role of organisational learning and absorptive capacity in supply chain flexibility

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Keywords: absorptive capacity, learning, organisational learning, knowledge management, supply chain, supply chain flexibility, dynamic environments, change In these days of dynamic and rapidly changing markets and environments, general organisational flexibility and adaptability are key components for a competitive advantage and organisational sustainability. Political, economic, social, technological, environmental and legal changes external to an organisation frequently […]

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How to deal with disruption through knowledge management

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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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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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Culture change through moral dialogue – new research

moral dialogue

Sociologists and ethnographers have known for years that moral dialogues can be a powerful mechanism for cultural change. Good examples of this are the recent public dialogues about sexual harassment in public office and gun-control in the United States. It is interesting to see how schoolchildren took control of the moral dialogue around firearms in […]

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