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Employee dissent spirals and how to deal with them

The Oxford Review Podcast

It is estimated that somewhere between 50 and 70% of employees, will, at some point in their employment feel that the organisation has wronged, mistreated or let them down in some way. These issues are referred to as psychological contract breaches. This is where an employee feels that the organisation has failed to fulfil its […]

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Getting people to take responsibility for their own learning & use CoPs

The Oxford Review Podcast

Podcast – Getting people to take responsibility for their own learning & use CoPs One of the things that I often bang on about in organisations is the development of communities of practice or COPSas a tool for getting people to take responsibility for their own learning and developing creativity and innovation. Communities of practice […]

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There are too many leadership concepts… but which ones are redundant?

leadership concepts

The sheer number of leadership concepts is creating confusion and just trying to keep up with new notions of leadership is a full time job. As a result there is a lot of confusion and overlap between leadership concepts, the variety of different styles, traits, behaviours and other ideas that proliferate in the leadership literature.   Explosion […]

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Is the use of strengths at work as powerful as many people think?

Organisational Success Podcast

Is the use of strengths at work as powerful as we might think? What are the factors that matter? Keywords: Character, signature strengths, well-being, organisational behaviour, trait affect, job satisfaction, job strain Overview Personal qualities Character strengths  Transcript   Overview Does focussing on individuals strengths at work, work? A new wide ranging study looking whether […]

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Research Briefings in this month’s Oxford Review

The Oxford Review Vol 4 No 2

In this month’s Oxford Review Can Action Learning be used to improve knowledge, skills and confidence in communications? Characteristics of a successful sales person: Valid measurements of performance Emotions and their role in the shaping of self-identity Evaluating industry 4.0 organisational readiness Group identity and decision-making: information cascades and decision bias How to deal with […]

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Does your organisation’s reputation make any practical difference?

The Oxford Review Podcast

  In this podcast David provides a research briefing on some new research looking at the effects of corporate reputation on the people who work inside the organisation and the organisation’s performance in the market and has made some interesting finding. #research #reputation #orgdev #corporatereputation #oxfordreview     Transcript   An interesting study has just been […]

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Flexible working arrangements have different impacts in different countries

flexible working

As more and more companies and organisation across the world embrace flexible working arrangements for their employees new research  has found that the benefits of such practices is not the same in every culture and that organisations would be wise to think carefully about just taking on flexible working. (This research briefing was sent to […]

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Paradoxical leader behaviours – New podcast – Episode 9

Organisational Success Podcast

  Transcript   Today’s organisations are increasingly facing environments characterised by complexity, volatility and uncertainty, placing extra demands on leaders to adopt holistic thinking approaches in order to meet organisational and individual needs. Leadership approaches are shifting, and organisations arguably require even more creativity than before. In this podcast Sarah and David explore a new […]

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Projectification – how organisations are dealing with order and chaos

Projectification

The rise of Projectification. Virtually every other paper published these days mentions the fact that organisations and their environments are becoming more and more complex and facing greater levels of uncertainty, whilst, at the same time, there is a constant pressure for greater levels of operational efficiency and innovation with reduced resources. One of the […]

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