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The Complexities of Social Learning and Culture Change

organisational culture

An influential theme that has emerged in organisational practice over the last few years is the idea of culture change. At one level, the idea seems both logical and fairly simple. The culture of an organisation underpins many of the behaviours, routines, thinking and outcomes that occur in an organisation. If those behaviours, attitudes, values […]

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The Essential Guide to Evidence-Based Practice – 2022

Evidence-based-practice-guide

(Evidence-based practice – Updated May 2022) Your indispensable guide to evidence-based practice (EBP)  Evidence-based practice is becoming a real force in a rapidly growing number of organisations and public services. Even traditional organisations like the police have a growing body of evidence-based practitioners and functions to support the promotion and embedding of evidence-based practice as well as […]

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Organisational development and diversity from a practitioner perspective

Organisational development

Organisational development is a complex and interlinked series of activities, thinking and strategies. In this podcast, David talks with Jo Franco-Wheeler who is the Director of Organisational Development and Diversity at Inmarsat about the issues high tech organisations are facing especially around organisational development and inclusion and why these are interlinked. Listen now Subscribe Subscribe […]

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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 utilising the Lean Startup Framework

lean start-up framework

Lean start-up is a popular framework that uses an iterative process of quick cycles of product development followed by real life user feedback to make the product better and find out how customers are using it, so that, when the product or service finally hits the market, it is both desirable and has a high […]

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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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Does failure really lead to learning and innovation?

Innovation

Innovation and failure There is a saying in business about failure. You are going to fail. Many times. So fail fast and learn fast. The standard rhetoric around failure and organisations encountering problems and disruptions are that it invariably leads to innovative problem-solving and innovation. The question is whether this idea that failure leads to […]

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Developing organisational ambidexterity and the implications for HR, Org Dev and L&D

The OR Podcast

One of the big themes emerging from the management and organisational development literature at the moment is that of organisational ambidexterity. A problem that has dogged many organisations is how to continue to exploit its existing capabilities whilst at the same time developing and exploring new ones. Podcast Transcript Employee characteristics Leadership characteristics HR and […]

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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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New Research Briefing: How to develop and lead an adaptable organisation

How to lead and develop an adaptable organisation

  If you are in leadership, leadership development, organisational development or consultancy you are going to want to see this… New research briefing: How to lead and develop an adaptable organisation This week we sent our members a brand new research briefing about how to lead and develop an adaptable organisation. This briefing summarised an important new […]

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