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Adaptive Performance in Organisations that Nourish Versatility

Adaptive Performance in Organisations that Nourish Versatility Keywords - Adaptive Performance The idea of adaptive performance is usually associated with highly volatile businesses, e.g. finance and health. Highly volatile business then means that the workforce need to be highly adaptive. But, with the changing face of business and the higher acceptance of change in business ...

Anticipatory Socialisation & Employee Retention – The Coming Together

Anticipatory Socialisation & Employee Retention - The Coming Together Keywords - Anticipatory Socialisation A research by Robert K. Merton found that privates in the military were more likely to get promoted if they had a role model officer.  In other words, privates, who learnt from the behaviour and attitude of someone who has performed better, ...

Employeeship – Developing a Culture of Ownership & Responsibility

Employeeship - Developing a Culture of Ownership & Responsibility Keywords - Employeeship The Swedes keep striking. High taxes but visible rewards, comfort-driven life, free education, and a relaxed attitude towards swearing (my favourite part); we can learn a lot from Sweden from a business management perspective.  In addition to all this, the Swedish have also ...

More than Just Work – You Must Create a Professional Learning Network

Keywords: Learning Network – Professional Learning Network – Personal Learning Network – Personal Learning Environment Learning networks, and more specifically personal learning networks, have been getting a lot of attention in recent times. To provide some context, a learning network describes a group that an individual connects with to learn from and develop their own …

Unlearning as a Prerequisite to Learning – An Action Learning Approach

Keywords - Action Learning Who would have thought that our life-long learnings can be hinderous! We can cite a million positives of learning. But, it has an interesting, often unexplored side too. Our limited past learnings can stand in the way of learning new things. In other words, our achievements in the face of past ...

Organisation Climate & Wellbeing – Beyond Organisational Culture

Keywords - Organisation Climate - Psychological Climate - Organisational Climate In the ArchR services, we extensively talk about organisational culture. In fact, organisational culture is one of the key drivers for our HR tech services. But, culture only covers the shared set of assumptions - the way things work - in an organisation. In essence, ...

Beyond Speaking & Writing – The Truth of Organisational Communication

Beyond Speaking & Writing - The Truth of Organisational Communication What does organisational communication mean to you? Until the 1950s, organisational communication, as a field, was seen as the set of writing and speaking within organisations. Even the research around the topic was basically a part of understanding organisational speech. But, it is now well ...

A Reactive Attitude to Business? – NOT (Always) a Bad Thing

A Reactive Attitude to Business? - NOT (Always) a Bad Thing Keywords - Learning Organisation - Reactive Attitude - Active Organisation What is the first thing that comes to your mind when “reactiveness” is discussed? If you have a business mind like mine, you look at the term “reactiveness” as the opposite of “proactiveness”. And, ...