Organisational Development (OrgDev) Research Articles and Posts

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Organisational Development (also known as OD or OrgDev) is a structured, systematic and scientific approach to improving organisational effectiveness through research and testing. The primary intention of Organisational Development is to align the:

  1. Strategy,
  2. Structure,
  3. Systems,
  4. Processes, and
  5. People

with the aims and desired outcomes of the organisation.

Organisational Development incorporates areas of Organisational Psychology, Change Management and Human Resource Management.

A Roadmap for Facilitating Successful Digital Transformation

Organisational Success Podcast

Anything that gives an organisation the advantage when it comes to digital transformation id to be welcomes. In this, the last episode in the digital transformation series of podcasts, David and Melanie unpack some recent research looking at what the evidence says about successful digital transformation. Listen to “A Roadmap for Facilitating Successful Digital Transformation […]

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How Design Thinking and Resilience impact Organisational Transformations

Organisational Success Podcast

Anything that gives an organisation the edge during a transformation, particularly a digital transformation is to be welcomed. In this podcast Melanie Marshall and David look at some recent research about the links between design thinking, organisational resilience and transformation.  Podcast Subscribe to The Oxford Review Podcast in your favorite app Subscribe on iTunes Player […]

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New Research on Problems with the Lean Start-up Methodology

Lean start-up problems

The lean start-up method has become a very popular and well-used approach for entrepreneurs building new businesses. The Lean Start-Up method, which has close links to agile product development and manufacturing, may not be as suitable for most start-ups as it first appears. A recent is calling in to question whether this and the business […]

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A new study on the psychology of trust in face-to-face and virtual teams

Psychology of teams

A plethora of previous research has confirmed the critical role of trust in team formation, maintenance, and outcomes. With over 3.3 million research papers looking at trust in a team context, and approximately 58,000 new studies looking at trust in teams in 2020 alone, the empirical evidence that intra-team trust is a critical factor for […]

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These Three Things Predict Performance in multi-national organisations…

Cultural intelligence

Recent research has begun to show that there are three concepts that largely predict an individual manager’s or leader’s performance and competence in multi-cultural or cross-geographic situations: Cultural intelligence or CQ Global mindset Cross-cultural competence Cultural intelligence Cultural intelligence refers to an individual’s ability to operate effectively in multi- and cross-cultural contexts in terms of […]

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How Resilient Organisations Respond to Low Chance – High Impact Events

Resilient organisations

Resilient organisations: Dealing with sudden unexpected and unplanned for emergencies, is not easy for any organisation. However resilient organisations do things very differently. There is no doubt that the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic has, and is, currently creating significant levels of disruption and uncertainty for many organisations, both large and small. What are termed as low […]

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How algorithms are reshaping organisational control – A new study

Organisational control

Algorithms and algorithmic technologies are probably the fastest growing technologies affecting the world of work today. Algorithms are rapidly becoming a daily part of organisational operation and control. You really need to understand how they are changing the world of work. In this post we look at some new research about how algorithms are changing […]

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Projectification – how organisations are dealing with order and chaos

Projectification

The rise of Projectification. Virtually every other paper published these days mentions the fact that organisations and their environments are becoming more and more complex and facing greater levels of uncertainty, whilst, at the same time, there is a constant pressure for greater levels of operational efficiency and innovation with reduced resources. One of the […]

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High-Performance Teams - Special Report

How to develop high-performance teams: The research evidence Many people in organisations talk about developing high-performance teams and organisations strive to understand how to develop them. In this Oxford Review special report, we have a look at what the research evidence actually says about the characteristics of high-performance teams. Most of us work in teams […]

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