The Ashridge Research Journal
Welcome to 360°, the Ashridge Journal, with the latest thinking and research from Ashridge faculty. The contents list below shows the articles from the latest edition for Autumn 2012. Click through on the titles or through the left-hand menu to read the articles online. You can also download PDF copies of the individual articles.
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Toby Roe, Communications Director, introduces this issue, outlining some innovative change initiatives that both individuals and organisations have undertaken, and the new challenges for business in employee wellbeing and digital learning.
Emma Bradbury presents an overview of the latest Ashridge research.
In any major organisational change situation, trust is an essential ingredient for a successful outcome. Andrew Day and Guy Lubitsh explore this theme in the context of the complex reforms of the NHS.
Nadine Page shows that people pay less attention to sustainability issues in the workplace than at home, and gives some pointers into how organisations and individuals can address this.
Fiona Dent and Viki Holton undertake an inquiry into the landscape for women in business in the 21st century.
Vicki Culpin and Judith Scott discuss a leadership experiment in which a manager in the Middle East takes an unconventional approach to delegation.
Responsible organisations are increasingly engaging with the wellbeing of their employees. Judith Parsons and Marcus Powell explore recent developments, and Vicki Culpin reports on the latest Ashridge research in this area.
In stressful business situations, managers tend to revert to the ‘command and control’ concept of leadership. Dr. Kathleen King interviews a leader who, instead, took a relational approach to successfully effect a culture change in her organisation.
In the digital learning workplace that now blends a bewildering range of different technologies and working practices, Tony Sheehan introduces a framework for aligning organisational needs with digital learning strategy.