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Critical Cultural Competence

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Keywords: Culture, Organisational culture, Almutairi’s critical cultural competence scale, Cultural competencies, critical cultural competencies Critical Cultural Competence is a set of practices aimed at helping people to manage the difficulties that tend to arise during cross-cultural interactions. There are four components to Critical Cultural Competence that lie in the cognitive, behavioural, and affective domains. 1. […]

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Connections between knowledge management and organisational culture

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Keywords: knowledge management, organisational culture, learning, organisational learning, A key area of importance in just about every organisation of any size is that of knowledge management or how to create, store, transfer and use knowledge to the best advantage for the purposes of the organisation and the individuals within it. Knowledge management is a lot […]

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Organisational culture and history – a method of understanding mergers and acquisitions

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Organisational culture and history – a method of understanding mergers and acquisitions Keywords: organisational culture, research methods, history, oral histories, uncertainty, mergers and acquisitions Over the last 10-15 years the importance of understanding the organisational culture of merging organisations has come to the fore. Many failed mergers and acquisitions have been put down to cultural […]

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Employee voice: cultural differences make a difference

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Keywords: employee voice, culture, organisational culture, national culture,multicultural There has been an explosion of studies around employee voice (haw ready employees are to speak out and give feedback or voice concerns). The primary reason for this explosion in research interest around employee voice is the fact that it is associated with a wide range of […]

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The impact of adopting agile methodologies on an organisation

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Keywords: agile, agile development, organisational development, organisational culture, performance, organisational impact, agile implementation Agile working methodologies and principles are becoming increasingly prevalent, not only within the software and technology industries, but in many other types of organisation as well. Whilst there has been a deluge of research around agile methodologies, there has been little research on […]

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Describing and measuring corporate compliance cultures

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Keywords: corporate culture, culture, compliance culture, corporate compliance culture, organisational development, organisational culture One of the growing vogues over the last 10 years has been to attempt to engineer the most useful culture to assist in achieving the organisation’s desired outcomes. As a result, there has been much research and interest in organisational culture and […]

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The conventional thinking that you need change orientated employees to enable organisational change may not be correct

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Keywords: organisational capacity for change, mind-set, organisational change, organisational culture One of the key concepts in the organisational change arena is the idea of OCC or organisational capacity for change. Organisational capacity for change refers to a dynamic, responsive and multi-dimensional capability to update and revise its existing capabilities and competencies, whilst cultivating new capabilities and competencies, […]

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Should job applicants display excitement or calmness? The importance of ideal affect

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Keywords: recruitment, recruiting, emotion, emotional display, emotion display, ideal affect, culture, organisational culture Displays of emotion in the workplace are interesting as it tells us a lot about the culture and acceptance of emotional displays within an organisation. Organisations are notorious for allowing certain displays of emotion and frowning upon others. What is and isn’t […]

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How employee perceptions impact customer perceptions and organisational performance

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Keywords: performance, organisational performance, human resources, HR, employee perceptions, customer perceptions, organisational culture A lot of previous research has shown that human resource practices can have a significant impact on overall organisational performance. A number of human resource practices have been found to be important in developing higher levels of organisation performance including, for instance: […]

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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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