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How strategic planning hinders and helps organisational ambidexterity

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Keywords: organisational ambidexterity, strategic planning, perceptions of uncertainty, leaders’ innovation orientation, innovation, exploitation, exploration, tolerance of uncertainty, uncertainty, ambiguity One of the more recent research-based understandings about organisational success centres on the idea of organisational ambidexterity or the ability of an organisation simultaneously to both exploit its current products, processes, resources and systems and to […]

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The Leadership Taboo, Managing future uncertainty and more in this month’s Oxford Review

The Oxford Review Vol2 No1

In Volume 3 Number 1… The downside of employee loyalty Keywords: employee loyalty, job tension, inter-professional dysfunction and collaboration, well-being Employee loyalty is not a one way street. A new study finds a bit of a hole in previous studies of employee loyalty and aims to fill that gap. In doing so they discover that […]

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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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The Oxford Review Volume 3 No 11

The Oxford Review Vol 3 No 11

In this months edition (Volume 3 No 11) 3D virtual learning environments: do they motivate or undermine sustained engagement? Empowering leadership styles in cross-cultural situations Evidence producing organisations: what they are and how they have developed How Transformational Leadership Increases Employee Performance Measuring organisational coaching outcomes Micro-learning: what it is and how it integrates with […]

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Agreeing to change: the reciprocity effect

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Keywords: Organisational change, change, reciprocity, uncertainty, financial exchange, effort Whilst there have been a number of attempts to redefine the idea of resistance to change, (indeed some researchers argue that there is no such thing) there is still a lot of research ongoing about this topic. The majority of studies about resistance to change comprise […]

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How to manage future uncertainty

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Keywords: Strategy formation, corporate strategy, organisational strategy, business planning, uncertainty, volatility, complexity, ambiguity, scenario planning Many organisations are now having to function in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment, where fast-paced change, particularly in terms of exponential growth the disruptive capabilities of computer and digital-based technologies is becoming the norm. This dynamic and constantly […]

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How to develop and lead an adaptable organisation

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Keywords: adaptable organisation, complexity, organisational ambidexterity, leadership, entrepreneurial leadership, enabling leadership, operational leadership, uncertainty, conflicting, connecting Developing and leading an organisation that can lead and respond to a rapidly changing and often ambiguous environment is a primary challenge for leaders these days. This requires leaders who know how to develop and lead an adaptable organisation. […]

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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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The impact of worrying on intolerance of uncertainty

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Keywords: uncertainty, intolerance of uncertainty, worry Previous research has found that approximately 77% of the population worries about three things on a daily basis. 2% of the population has been found to have excessive and uncontrollable worrying, to the extent that it harms their health. Excessive worrying is a primary feature of Generalised Anxiety Disorder. […]

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Do people naturally assume that ambiguity is going to be negative? A new brain study.

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Keywords: ambiguity, uncertainty, emotion regulation, habituation, brain science Some people struggle with uncertainty and ambiguity more than others. The question as to what makes the difference between people who automatically have a negative response to uncertainty and ambiguity and people who either have a neutral or positive response to such situations is an important one. Previous […]

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