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Does the reputation of your organisation make any practical difference to its employees?

Reputation

An interesting study has just been published that looks at the effects of corporate reputation on the people who work inside the organisation and the organisation’s performance in the market. The researchers used 263 data points and a process called structural equation modelling, which is a whole set of computer modelling and factor analyses processes […]

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

change failure rates

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

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

up to date

  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?

Change curve

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 cost of putting on a smile at work

Identity work

    An interesting paper just published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology looks at the effects of suppressing your real emotions and displaying a different emotion. The paper, by researchers from the University of Toronto conducted two studies on parents who were trying to hide their emotions from their children. What they […]

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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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What increases innovation capability and general performance in organisations: New research

Innovation

An interesting and fairly large- scale study has just been published in the Chinese Language Journal of Quality that conducts a form of factor analysis called Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) on data from 398 organisations. The study looked at the level of influence the following factors have on each other: Organisational culture Leadership style and […]

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