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Developing organisational ambidexterity and the implications for HR, Org Dev and L&D

The Oxford Review Podcast

One of the big themes emerging from the management and organisational development literature at the moment is that of organisational ambidexterity. A problem that has dogged many organisations is how to continue to exploit its existing capabilities whilst at the same time developing and exploring new ones. Podcast Transcript Employee characteristics Leadership characteristics HR and […]

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The Oxford Review Volume 3 Number 10

Oxford Review Volume 3 Number 10

In the month’s Oxford Review we have a whole edition full of useful research briefings: This month:   Risk management Employee voice and organisational culture Happiness at work Measuring organisational alignment and performance Organisational socialisation tactics and HR Developing good transformational leaders Inclusive leadership Increasing entrepreneurship in organisations The impact of adopting agile methodologies Developing expertise […]

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The Oxford Review Vol 4 No 2

The Oxford Review Vol 4 No 2

In this month’s Oxford Review In this month’s Oxford Review Can Action Learning be used to improve knowledge, skills and confidence in communications? Characteristics of a successful sales person: Valid measurements of performance Emotions and their role in the shaping of self-identity Evaluating industry 4.0 organisational readiness Group identity and decision-making: information cascades and decision […]

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Implementing lean and organisational development: defining lean change

Research Briefing

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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The rise of Positive Organisational Leadership

Research Briefing

Keywords: positive organisational leadership, leadership, positive organisational scholarship, leadership development, positive deviance, organisational development Positive organisational scholarship is part of the recent interest in positive psychology and positive organisational development and refers to organisational approaches to developing a more positive working environment for employees and developing a positive set of thinking, attitudes, emotions and behaviours […]

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The impact of adopting agile methodologies on an organisation

Research Briefing

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

Research Briefing

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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Team Resilience

Research Briefing

Keywords:organisational development, team, team resilience, resilience work psychology, emerging property, developing team resilience In the last five years interest in team resilience has increased significantly, both in organisations and in research literature. The ability of teams to cope with and rapidly recover from challenges, adverse events and disasters is a critical issue in many organisations. […]

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Lean – the management consultant’s paradox

Research Briefing

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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The psychology of boredom and what predicts it

Research Briefing

Keywords: boredom, boring, emotion, psychology, attention, meaning, motivation, organisational development, workplace boredom We have probably all had boring jobs and been bored at work or at other places and times at some point in our lives. What is boredom and how does it work? The psychology of boredom is anything but boring. Whilst not part of […]

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