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Lean implementation failure and variance

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Keywords: Lean, lean systems, lean implementation, organisational ambidexterity, structural ambidexterity, contextual ambidexterity As you might expect, the outcomes from lean implementation programmes and organisations tend to achieve variable outcomes. When you consider the number of variables that are involved in a complex project like implementing lean in, or across, an organisation, it is hardly surprising […]

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The Oxford Review Vol 3 Number 4

The Oxford Review Vol 3 Number 4

In this month’s Oxford Review: How person-organisation fit impacts turnover intentions The effect of educational video on student engagement, critical thinking and learning The dynamics of victimisation Performance management in lean organisations – what actually works? Is CBT a clinically effective intervention in work settings? A new clinical study How to develop longer-lasting and higher […]

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The Oxford Review Volume 3 Number 6

Oxford Review Volume 3 No 6

In this month’s Oxford Review What can coaches learn from positive psychology?.. 5 The psychology of boredom and what predicts it. 11 The problem with integrating evidence-based practice. 16 The impact of leader-member exchange (LMX) on organisational citizenship behaviours; the role of organisational job embeddedness   20 The impact of emotions, beliefs and values on LMX (leader-member […]

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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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Implementing lean and organisational development: defining lean change

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Keywords: Organisational development, lean, lean change, organisational change, management, lean management, change Many businesses fail to sustain lean practices after adopting them. One of the reasons is that adopting lean in a traditional organisation requires a significant level of change in organisational, behavioural and cognitive thinking. A new study by researchers from New Zealand looked […]

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Performance management in lean organisations – what actually works?

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Keywords: Performance management, lean, lean manufacturing, lean organisations, management control, Lean principals of manufacture and the notion of performance management are practices that have developed and spread between organisations, both within the manufacturing sectors and outside of it. Both ‘lean’ and ‘performance management’ have become areas of significant focus operationally, strategically, and in terms of […]

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Choosing the most suitable lean strategy, or not – a research failing

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Keywords: lean, lean manufacturing, lean design, lean innovation, lean thinking, lean startup, lean six Sigma, lean strategies, lean strategy, research failure We have just come across what, initially, appeared to be a promising study… Lean strategies and ideology are now fairly main stream, not just in manufacturing; they have spread across other sectors, such as […]

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Lean – the management consultant’s paradox

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Keywords: lean, lean thinking, management consulting, change management, lean implementation, learning, learning culture, organisational development The concept of lean has grown from an operational set of tools to reduce waste and increase value into a complete management philosophy of excellence, that involves a range of other ‘soft’ factors, such as leadership, management, learning and engagement. Additionally, […]

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Lean is harder to implement and the results worse than people usually expect at first…

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Keywords: Lean, lean implementation, lean principles, culture, organisational culture, learning Over the last 30 years, lean principles have become mainstream, across and within many organisations, both in manufacturing and service industries. However, there are an increasing number of stories, evaluations and research studies that are showing that lean implementation to be fraught with difficulties. Further, […]

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