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Developing organisational ambidexterity – the implications for HR, L&D and OD

Ambidexterity

One of the big themes emerging from the management and organisational development literature at the moment is that of organisational ambidexterity. Get research updates from The Oxford Review – free.   Doing the two main organisational tasks change brings about A problem that has dogged many organisations is how to continue to exploit its existing […]

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The annual review / appraisal is dying. Here is what is replacing it – new research

A number of business headlines have suggested that staff performance reviews are dead, but while the traditional form of performance reviews are being widely ditched by Blue Chip companies, staff won’t get off scot free. In a paper just published in Strategic HR Review, there will always be some form of performance review and where […]

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New Video: Do 70% of change projects really fail?

David has just released a new video about the research he did around the common perception that 70% of change programmes fail. Be prepared to be shocked!   You can get the slideshare here: http://www.slideshare.net/platothefish/do-70-of-organizational-change-projects-really-fail The url for this video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xle0yoKYKM

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6 (research based) guidelines for achieving and sustaining organisational change

  A study just published in the Journal of Health Organization and Management by a team of researchers tried to find an overarching roadmap or model for organisational change. Their initial task was to look at all the previous research to see if they can create a roadmap or set of stages for organisational change […]

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How to be impressively up-to-date with no effort

  How to be impressively up-to-date with no effort   You know those people who are always impressively and ridiculously well read? The people who somehow just appear to know something about everything and are continually saying things like: “Have you read…?” or “Actually there is some research on that” or “Ah yes the research […]

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Is the change curve a myth?

A recent discussion on LinkedIn asked if the change curve was a myth or not. This was based on this blog post suggesting or rather stating it is a myth. So I decided to look into it from a research point of view: Background The original change curve was not actually meant to be about […]

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The 2 things the CEO’s from ‘Undercover Boss’ learned that every leader needs to know. New Research.

Researchers spoke to a series of the Chief Executives (CEOs) featured on the TV series ‘Undercover Boss’ to find out what they really learned from going undercover on the frontline of their own businesses. The findings of the study just published in the journal, Human Resources Development Quarterly focused on the impressions the CEOs got […]

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Goal orientation is good, right? Not so fast…

Goal Orientation

Goal orientation is a key attribute most recruiters and organisations look for in an employee. There is a tacit assumption that goal orientation is the factor which promotes achievement and improves both people’s and teams output and performance. However there is another, less attractive side to goal orientation that needs to be considered. In a […]

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Key factors for small business success: New Research

New research finds what makes a business successful. Whilst there is a list of factors one thing in particular makes all the difference. A paper just published this week in the Journal of Social and Development Sciences conducted a review of hundreds of previous research studies looking at the success factors of small businesses. What […]

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These 2 factors predict people’s intention to leave during organisational change

An interesting PhD thesis has just been published from the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangdong, China looking at the factors which explain resistance to change from a very interesting perspective. I don’t often report on PhD thesis due to the variability in quality (I know there shouldn’t be) from the various universities around the world. […]

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