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Gaižauskiene, Laura; Tuncikiene, Živile – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2016
The theoretical research was conducted in order to identify the phenomena of "fit", to see its roots and development as well as theoretical progress in the main scientific areas and identify its position in management scientific field. Two elements of the fit model are highlighted: knowledge workers and workplaces in a broad sense. The…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Human Resources, Work Environment, Personality Theories
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Pellas, Nikolaos – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2014
Nowadays, the dissemination and exploitation of three-dimensional (3D) multi-user virtual worlds in higher education have been disclosed from their widespread acceptance as candidate learning platforms. However, it is still lacking a theoretical cybernetic macro-script to elaborate the coordination of multiple complex interactions among…
Descriptors: Cybernetics, Organizational Development, Scripts, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Groot, Nol; Homan, Thijs H. – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2012
This paper, based on a narrative of one of the authors, explores management reality where a chosen strategy developed into a different direction than expected. The authors offer an insight in a manager's daily struggle, where power, gossip and conflict can influence the strategising process. The plans and strategic ambitions chosen at the outset…
Descriptors: Organizational Development, Leadership, Administration, Organizational Change
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Malan, Renee – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2011
The cognitive psychological processes related to learning and change behaviour are factors that impact on organisational strategy development. Strategy development is dependent on strategic thinking that is reciprocally influenced by shared mental models, organisational learning and organisational change. Although strategy development, shared…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Cognitive Psychology, Behavior Change, Organizational Development
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Jyothibabu, C.; Pradhan, Bibhuti Bhusan; Farooq, Ayesha – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2011
This paper explores the important question "how the learning entities--individual, group or organisation--are affecting organisational performance". The answer is important for promoting learning and improving performance. This empirical study in the leading power utility in India found that there is a positive relation between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Organizational Development, Workplace Learning, Organizational Culture
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Kumar, M. R.; Ranjan, P. – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2010
This paper shows the implementation of "5S"--a Japanese concept of housekeeping--through action research methodology. The organisational issue it tackles is the cultural inhibition among the Indian population against cleaning. It uses soft systems methodology (SSM), action science and Schein's idea of clinical enquiry to bring about an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Research Methodology, Inhibition
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Akella, Devi – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2010
Organisations worldwide have acknowledged the connection between corporate learning, development and business sustainability. Emphasis is being laid on creating and designing a learning organisation "that is skilled at creating, acquiring, interpreting, transferring and retaining knowledge" [Garvin, (2000), p.32]. Extensive literature…
Descriptors: Ideology, Criticism, Foreign Countries, Organizational Development
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Hazy, James K.; Silberstang, Joyce – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2009
One tradition within the complexity paradigm considers organisations as complex adaptive systems in which autonomous individuals interact, often in complex ways with difficult to predict, non-linear outcomes. Building upon this tradition, and more specifically following the complex systems leadership theory approach, we describe the ways in which…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Leadership, Interaction, Research Methodology
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Rimmington, Glyn M.; Alagic, Mara – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2009
Learning organisations face new challenges in the 21st century. Increased flow of trade in commodities, manufactured goods and information as well as mobility of people have led to increased global interdependence, interconnectedness and cultural diversity. People and teams within learning organisations have become globally distributed with the…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Communication Strategies, Perspective Taking, Cultural Pluralism
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Patterson, Jean A. – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2009
This article discusses sensemaking as a broad framework for understanding organisational learning and its implications for leadership in a global context. Organisational metaphors, the concept of liminality and understanding organisations as interpretation systems are presented as possibilities for enhancing intercultural communication within…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Figurative Language, Organizational Development, Leadership
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Groot, Nol – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2009
All executives strive for better results in their organisations and they are always dependent on others to achieve these results. This article is concerned with the ways in which these better results might be achieved and the role senior management might play in this process. The traditional view is that senior executives design and control the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Self Concept, Organizational Development
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Manikutty, Sankaran – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2009
The steadily increasing degree of globalisation of enterprises implies development of many skills, among which the skills to learn are among the most important. Learning takes place at the individual level, but collective learning and organisational learning are also important. Learning styles of individuals are different and learning styles are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Cognitive Style, Educational Environment
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Dalal, Farhad – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2009
The article critically examines the ethos of the diversity movement in organisational life. The rationale for the diversity agenda is located within a particular turn taken by the philosophies of liberalism and multiculturalism. This results in the extreme idea that one ought not to criticise the ways and views of others--whatever they are.…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Ethics, Political Attitudes, Social Environment
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Birkenkrahe, Marcus – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2008
Originally developed in the context of family therapy, system constellations are introduced using an organisational learning and system theoretical framework. Constellations are systemic group interventions using a spatial representation of the system elements. They correspond to deutero-learning processes and use higher-order systemic thinking.…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Learning, Organizational Change, Organizational Development
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Piranfar, Hosein – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2007
The paper examines the role of leadership in facilitating collective learning and capacity building by utilising ideas from the fields of evolutionary learning, operations strategy, quality, project and risk management. Two contrasting cases are chosen to show how success and failure can depend upon collective capacity building through…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Administrator Role, Fundamental Concepts, Personality Traits
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