How to spot the transformative technology for your business

How to spot the technologies that might radically change your business model? In his interview with The Bottom Line, Mike Lynch, founder and chief executive of technology company Autonomy, uses an example from the legal system to answer this question. This is an interview after a recording of the OU/BBC co-production The Bottom Line. LearnContinue reading “How to spot the transformative technology for your business”

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Putting it into practice: the acid test of strategic change

I’m very pleased to have recently joined the Open University Business School and I am looking forward to interacting with you at this event to discuss a research passion of mine, namely the successful implementation of strategic change. Together with insights from our guest speakers, senior managers who come from a wide variety of organisations,Continue reading “Putting it into practice: the acid test of strategic change”

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Leadership webinar – 14 May 2013

What is political astuteness? How do public leaders stand the test of tough times? Why is optimism important in inspiring hope? These questions were answered in the Leadership webinar held on 14 May 2013, in which you can see four videos capturing the highlights from the Leadership Masterclass on ‘Leadership in Tough Times: Confronting Complexity andContinue reading “Leadership webinar – 14 May 2013”

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Business Perspectives event: Change Management Masterclass

“Putting it into practice: the acid test of strategic change” Thursday, 11 July 2013. DoubleTree by Hilton, Tower of London. The OUBS is delighted to announce the fourth event in the Business Perspectives series – a Change Management Masterclass. Led by David Wilson, Professor in Organisation Studies and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship at TheContinue reading “Business Perspectives event: Change Management Masterclass”

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Connecting the dots: institutional theory and organisational management

Guest blogger: Professor Brian Smith, Visiting Research Fellow at The Open University Business School, Adjunct Professor at SDA Bocconi in Milan. When I was a young graduate trainee, I sometimes wondered how it felt to be one of those senior guys (they were almost always men then) whose word was law and who seemed toContinue reading “Connecting the dots: institutional theory and organisational management”

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Is your change going to fail?

Guest blogger: Anthony Greenfield, Director and Founder – The 5 Forces of Change When you look back on your change 6 months after its gone live, will you be glowing with pride or wondering where it all went wrong? Don’t wait to find out – do something now! When it comes to organisational change there’sContinue reading “Is your change going to fail?”

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Now is the time to invest in NHS leaders

Guest blogger: Karen Lynas, Head of Delivery/Deputy Managing Director at NHS Leadership Academy  “With the NHS facing huge challenges in emergency, acute and primary care, finances squeezed and a new commissioning landscape to navigate, now is the perfect time to invest in developing leaders.” What is the thing you wish you had known before youContinue reading “Now is the time to invest in NHS leaders”

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Leaders, is your organisation strategy-less?

Guest blogger: Alex Wright, Lecturer in Strategic Management at The Open University Business School.  Research I have been conducting recently along with that of my colleague, Professor Peet Venter of UNISA in South Africa, has thrown up an interesting finding – the existence of the strategy-less organisation. As strategy researchers, we tend to assume thatContinue reading “Leaders, is your organisation strategy-less?”

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