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The 5 different dissent strategies and how to deal with them. New research

Dissent strategies

It is estimated that somewhere between 50 and 70% of employees, will, at some point in their employment feel that the organisation has wronged, mistreated or let them down in some way. These issues are referred to as psychological contract breaches. This is where an employee feels that the organisation has failed to fulfil its […]

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How conflicting organisational cultures killed a merger

A longitudinal study just published in the British Journal of Management looked at how a ‘radical’ internet company was absorbed culturally into a ‘bureaucratic’ telecommunications business in The Netherlands. That the process took 12 years to complete at a cultural level shows just how hard it is to absorb a smaller organisation with a completely […]

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This month’s Oxford Review

In issue 8 of the Oxford Review members have recieved briefings about the following research that has just been published: Why do some staff readjust to their home organisations better than others? Eating a beetle: How to get your radical ideas accepted Managing innovation and agility – what makes the difference The Cost of presenteeism […]

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Understanding research – what a significant result actually means

In this article – Only the uninformed talk about research proving things The significance of significance How likely are we to get this result by random chance? Levels of significance   What a significant result means In my last blog about research we looked at the fact that it’s almost impossible to prove something. Even […]

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Can knowledge management really change an organisational culture?

  This is a 2 part briefing of new research investigating the role knowledge management plays in changing organisational cultures. Part 1 – (This post) What is knowledge management and about the research Part 2 – The research findings (Next post) The old saying, knowledge is power, shas been shown to have real effect when […]

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Organisational change: building support across different stakeholders Part 3

In this post I look at what the researchers found about resistance, chains of frames and what people tend to focus on and what to do about it. In this post I looked at frames and framing contests and what they are, In the second post I looked at what the researchers found about the […]

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Generation Z and what it means for your organisation: Infographic

Gen Z primer

Who are Generation Z and how are they defined? What does the research say about how they like to work, learn and communicate? The Oxford Review have pulled together a fully research based infographic about generation Z and what it means for your organisation. The infographic also has a primer on all the other generations […]

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Organisational change: building support across different stakeholders Part 2

Building support across stakeholders

This is the second post in a series of 3 looking at some new research from the US which shows how it is possible to achieve goals at an organisational level by a process called ‘frame decoupling’. In the last post I looked at frames and framing contests and what they are, In this post […]

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