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The Oxford Review Volume 3 Number 8

The Oxford Review Volume 3 Number 8

In this Month’s Oxford Review: Does being clear about your own emotions help you to have greater empathy? Why talent management and industrial–organisational (I-O) psychology has a big problem Lean is harder to implement and the results worse than people usually expect at first What does engagement really mean? The impact of organisational values and […]

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Attitude towards change: the roles of acceptance of change and control

Research Briefing

Keywords: Organisational Change, acceptance of change, resistance to change, locus of control A wide range of previous studies around acceptance of change and resistance to change have found that individual and collective attitudes towards change are, as would be expected, significant predictors of positive engagement in change. Many of the studies that have looked at […]

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Managing inter-organisational change projects: why middle managers are critical

Research Briefing

Keywords: inter-organisational projects, project management, change management, resistance to change, middle management, pacing, timing, business case, alignment Any organisational or inter-organisational project is essentially about change. However, some projects are ostensibly about creating organisational change, as opposed to intra-organisational change. Whilst there are many, many research studies looking at project management, there are few that […]

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Resistance to agile working: Why people are resisting moves to agile

Resistance to agile

Resistance to agile. A new piece of research into changes in methodology of software development has highlighted many of the problems that are faced in nearly every change programme in organisations. Resistance to agile working is an increasing phenomenon as the agile methodology spreads out of the software industry.   Resistance to agile working   […]

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