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A new study on technology trends and practices – Agile architecture

Technology trends

A new study looking at the agile technology and architecture trends, practices and success factors in teams and organisation. Underpinning much of the technological development is an agile digital architecture that is based on versatile, constantly changing and evolving software, that is flexible and has the capability to learn as it is being used. Digital […]

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The cost of not being able to be emotionally honest at work – A new study

Emotionally dishonest

Many workers, such as shop service counter employees, hospitality workers etc. are required to interact with customers with a smile and continue to be positive and upbeat, regardless of their own feelings. This process, known as emotional labour can have very real consequences… Emotional Labour Originally, the term referred to individuals who were in frontline […]

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Digital Transformation and its difference from IT-enabled Transformation – New research

digital transformation

Understanding how to differentiate between digital transformation and IT enabled organisational transformation is more than just semantics. New research not only shows what the difference is, but also what knowing what the difference is can save an organisation a lot of trouble. The idea of digital transformation The idea has grown in both importance for […]

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Why Some People Learn Better Using Collaborative Learning Techniques

Collaborative Learning

Collaborative Learning Collaborative or cooperative learning is becoming increasingly popular, especially in digital formats with the rise of a plethora of digital collaboration tools. There is a continual move away from teacher led learning and ideas of ‘knowledge transfer’, which are increasingly being shown to be ineffective in terms of long-term learning, towards a more […]

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Does failure really lead to learning and innovation?

Innovation

Innovation and failure There is a saying in business about failure. You are going to fail. Many times. So fail fast and learn fast. The standard rhetoric around failure and organisations encountering problems and disruptions are that it invariably leads to innovative problem-solving and innovation. The question is whether this idea that failure leads to […]

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Occupational licensing increases prices and reduces entrants? A new study

Occupational licensing

A new study looking at the impact of occupational, professional licensing, its core intentions, and potential downsides has had some interesting findings. Occupational and professional licensing is an increasing phenomenon, which has grown alongside increasing the professionalisation of occupations. A previous (2013) study found that approximately 30% of the entire workforce is required to gain […]

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How to protect yourself from the effects of an authoritarian leader

Psychological resilience

There has been a growing interest over the last 5 to 10 years in the concept of employee or psychological resilience within organisations and in organisational research. Some of the reasons for this increased interest in resilience include evidence of: • increased performance• increased tolerance to uncertainty and ambiguity• more positive reactions to change However, […]

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Is Laissez-faire leadership really the leadership style to avoid? – New study

Laissez-faire leadership

New research about Laissez-faire leadership may challenge your previous thoughts and ideas about this style of leadership and whether it really is as bad as it is held out to be. Nature of Leadership The nature or style of leadership in organisations has been shown in many, many studies to have a significant impact on […]

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Career adaptability and high-performance working practices – a new study

Career adaptability

Career adaptability and high-performance working practices are critical factors in helping organisations and their employees to deal with fast-paced change, as well as uncertainty and ambiguity in their roles and tasks. One of the central themes to emerge from recent research about key worker competencies is that of employee adaptability. What studies are showing on […]

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What impact do authentic leaders really have on employees during change? New research

organisational change

There are a wide range of factors that affect employees during organisational change. Over the years, a considerable amount of research has shown that the two largest factors are organisational culture and leadership behaviours. Organisational change Unsurprisingly, many studies have found that organisational change frequently has a significant emotional impact on employees and that this, […]

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