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What organisational cultures work best in organisations using outsourced staff?

Outsourced staff

In the hotel trade, as with many other industries, outsourcing to smaller companies for certain roles is becoming increasingly common. The hospitality industry is unique in that much of its business is customer focused and, where staff rebel against their employers, the customers tend to get the brunt of the bad feeling. Outsourced staff tend […]

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Organisational mergers and acquisitions: The importance of culture change

mergers and acquisitions

An interesting paper has just been published looking at the role culture change plays in mergers and acquisitions. The researchers estimate that approximately 30% of all mergers and acquisitions that fail to meet their objectives and outcomes, do so because of a clash of organisational cultures within the new merged organisation. The paper proposes seven […]

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Organisational Development and Organisational Change Research Briefings

Organisational Development and Organisational Change Research Briefing Archive Archive Home | Coaching | HR | L&D | Leadership | Management | OrgDev | Monthly Oxford Review | Infographic Archive Members Home VIP and Corporate Members get FULL, FREE access to the complete archive –  If you are a member: Login and click ‘download’ to get the item you […]

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The difference between organisational culture and climate and why it matters

The difference between culture and climate

Organisational climate v change   What is the difference between culture and climate?   Mixing up the difference between culture and climate can be very expensive! Following on from the last post about What is an organisational culture, today I thought I would explore what the difference between organisational culture and organisational climate is.     Many […]

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What is an organisational culture?

organisational culture

People talk a lot about ‘organisational culture’ and changing the organisational culture. But what is an organisational culture? The definition of organisational culture There are several different definitions of organisational culture (1) These definitions range from the simple – “It’s the way we do things around here”(2) to the more complicated such as Schien’s definition […]

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Organisational culture change through HR? Really??

HR culture change

HR create drag v culture change through HR Sometimes, in fact frequently, when I look at organisations about to embark on change or who are agile and under constant change and flow a number of functions stand out as potential drag to the change. One of these is the HR function. Hr can be seen from the […]

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What a shoe shop can teach us about developing high performance cultures

What a shoe shop can teach us about developing high performance cultures Tags: Zappos.com is the online shoe and clothing shop based in Las Vegas that was founded by Nick Swinmurn in 1999 and sold to Amazon ten years later for a cool $1.2bn! The firm, run by Tony Hsieh, has become an icon of […]

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New research and a new understanding about culture change in organisations

mosaic theory

In this two part post I am reviewing a new study conducted by researchers from University of Durham in the UK and the Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. The paper paper published in the European Management Journal looks at culture in organisations and the implications for culture change and management in organisations. New understanding about culture […]

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