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Issues regarding the research theme on organisational culture for A2 Business Studies
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Firms 'must recruit more UK workers'

Firms 'must recruit more UK workers' | Royal Russell Business Studies Culture | Scoop.it
Labour urges firms to "do their bit" to ensure they recruit more workers from the UK, but the coalition says the party lacks credibility on the issue.
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Organisational Culture: How Partnership Works at John Lewis Partnership

The organisational structure and organisational culture at John Lewis Partnership, based around employee ownership, is distinctive and highly successful. But why? What is it about the
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A Winning Corporate Culture in the Skies - Herb and His Airline

We've been focusing on Southwest Airlines during our BUSS4 CPD workshops on Section A Organisational Culture - and in particular on Herb Kelleher, the enigmatic CEO of the highly-successful low-cost airline.Kelleher's obession with building an...
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Changes in culture and leadership at Yahoo spells trouble for teleworkers

Teleworking is a great concept to discuss in Business Studies, as the topic covers everything from organisation to leadership, motivation and business culture.  Recently I wrote about trouble for teleworkers, following after the findings of a...
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BP 'prioritised profits over safety'

BP 'prioritised profits over safety' | Royal Russell Business Studies Culture | Scoop.it
On the first day of a trial in New Orleans to determine who should pay for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, BP is accused of having put profits before safety.
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The impact of BP's change in culture

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BP boss warns of shake-up after dreadful results

BP boss warns of shake-up after dreadful results | Royal Russell Business Studies Culture | Scoop.it
· Successor to Browne plans to slash management fat · Hayward says oil company has become too cautious
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An old but classic article. Tony Hayward (the previous CEO of BP) in 2007 implements change in the structure and culture of the organisation. They move from bureaucratic to the more risk taking entrepreneurial culture. Did this impact on their safety record and the oil spill?

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Peter Jones How we made our Millions - Full

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Watch the programme in terms of how business culture impacts on the performance of the two businesses. Innocent Smoothies appears to have a Task / Enterprise Culture while MJM appears to have a combination of Power and Bureaucratic culture. Be aware that different cultures are suitable for different types of businesses and the leader of an organisation has a major impact on the culture of a business.

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Is New Leadership Making a Difference at Yahoo?

At times, it seems that Yahoo has had more CEOs than Chelsea FC have had managers.
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A Sweet Corporate Culture at Mars

Strong & iconic brands appear to be a big part of the attraction of the corporate culture at Mars, as illustrated in this super short video:.
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Barclays strategic review: for a culture to change, people must change

Barclays strategic review: for a culture to change, people must change | Royal Russell Business Studies Culture | Scoop.it
As new boss Antony Jenkins prepares to reveal results, five experts give their views on how to change culture of UK banks
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A Different Kind of “Shareholder” - the Corporate Culture of Walmart

When Judith McKenna (COO Asda) joined us for the Business Teacher National Conference in June 2012 I remember noting down how a strong corporate culture was identified as being a key competitive strength of both Asda and its parent company...
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Strategic Change & Culture - Kodak and the Winds of Change

Is there a better example of a firm that failed to embrace the need for change in the face of rapid technological advances than Kodak?
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Design Becomes Part of the Culture at Google

Take a look inside the Google campus here in this video which looks at how Google has approached the development of apps for the two key smartphone ecosystems - IOS and Android.The video provides a useful and fascinating insight into the changing...
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Analyst: New Tesco 'doing well'

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As Tesco opens its new Extra store in Watford, offering yoga and a restaurant, an analyst tells the BBC it is already "doing well".
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Sir Terry Leahy : Every Little Helps : London Business Forum

In this rare appearance, Sir Terry will explore the key aspects of his vision for Tesco.
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Clue about Facebook’s culture

Many business teaching colleagues will be familar with the clip showing viewers around Google's Zurich Office.  Now the BBC have shown us what we could expect if we worked at Facebook and there are some sources of discussion about cultre to be had...
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BUSS4 Organisational Culture: YouTube Playlist

As we've been preparing our BUSS4 Section A Toolkit, Exam Coaching Workshops and Teacher CPD events, we've come across some terrific YouTube videos that can be used effectively as research evidence and lesson materials for organisational...
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Organisational Culture: Lessons in Long-Term Business Success from Germany’s Mittelstand

What is the link between organisational culture and long-term, sustained business success?
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HR Magazine - Exclusive: Sir Richard Branson talks to HR magazine about leadership

HR Magazine - Exclusive: Sir Richard Branson talks to HR magazine about leadership | Royal Russell Business Studies Culture | Scoop.it
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Virgin is a classic Power culture according to Charles Handy. Delegation appears to be Bransons key management tool.

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Is “Apple’s Culture of Secrecy” A Competitive Advantage?

A thought-provoking video from CNN here in which the interviewee (Adam Lashinsky from Fortune Magazine) explains how he sees the role of secrecy in the organisational culture of Apple.
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RBS discovers the cost of a “selfish and self-serving” organisational culture

The Royal Bank of Scotland has fined been fined £390m for attempting to rig Libor, the inter bank lending rate.
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I Love this Company! The Perfect Introduction to Corporate Culture

If there is a better video introduction to the concept of organisational culture than this one, please send me the link!.
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Amazon - Work hard and ... er, work hard.

FT publishes a great report on the culture at Amazon's Rugeley distribution centre.
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Nokia: Elop on Culture, Technology and the Economy

A brief interview here with Stephen Elop in January 2013 which will be useful for teachers & students following the progress of Elop's turnaround strategy for Nokia.Nokia is currently going through a significant change programme.
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All Change at Barclays: Can Jenkins Achieve his Cultural Transformation?

Barclays new CEO Antony Jenkins has announced details of his strategic review in the wake of Libor-rigging, the bank's role in PPI mis-selling and other scandals.Jenkins has pledged to rebuild the bank's reputation by fundamentally changing the...
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