The Oxford Review Blog: Evidence-based practice research briefings

What increases innovation capability and general performance in organisations: New research

An interesting and fairly large- scale study has just been published in the Chinese Language Journal of Quality that conducts a form of factor analysis called Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) on data from 398 organisations. The study looked at the level of influence the following factors have on each other: Organisational culture Leadership style and […]

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Key factors for small business success: New Research

New research finds what makes a business successful. Whilst there is a list of factors one thing in particular makes all the difference. A paper just published this week in the Journal of Social and Development Sciences conducted a review of hundreds of previous research studies looking at the success factors of small businesses. What […]

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These 2 factors predict people’s intention to leave during organisational change

An interesting PhD thesis has just been published from the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangdong, China looking at the factors which explain resistance to change from a very interesting perspective. I don’t often report on PhD thesis due to the variability in quality (I know there shouldn’t be) from the various universities around the world. […]

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Stop calling yourself a professional. Most likely you aren’t, and as for being educated…

Professional

In 2013 I published a blog entitled ‘What does being professional mean?’ http://www.centrei.org/blogs/5-what-does-being-professional-mean. This post has been read over 170,000 times. I am revisiting this issue because someone said something to me the other day that had me thinking that I hadn’t finished the blog and that there was something else which defines a professional… […]

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The two main things that make evidence-based practice work

How to make evidence-based practice work Many professions have moved towards evidence-based practice over the years. The real pioneers here have been the various medical and health services around the world, but as a concept it is being increasingly used in just about every industry to a lesser or greater extent. However whilst there is […]

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Keep up-to-date: FREE research updates from the Oxford Review

How to keep up-to-date with the latest organisational development, organisational change, leadership, management, HR, and L&D research… “I really should be keeping up-to-date with my profession but there is sooo much stuff, I don’t even know where to start.” You are probably way too busy to trawl through the 78,000 research articles and books published […]

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High performing teams – rugby players talk emotions

  High performing teams – rugby players talk emotions A quick guide to developing high performance teams. One of the areas of research I have been involved in, in the last couple of years has been focussed on high performing teams and in particular how members of high performing teams regulate their own and others […]

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Why professionals do things counter to their professional values, ethics & beliefs – frequently

Why do professionals do or agree to do things that go against their own personal and professional values, beliefs and ethics? A new study explores the reasons why professionals do things counter to their professional values and ethics more frequently than they are willing to admit…   Professionals are difficult to manage It is a familiar assertion […]

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How you cope with uncertainty predicts how biased you are

How you cope with uncertainty predicts how biased you are How we cope with uncertainty at work and other places affects so much. Researchers looking at many issues from decision-making to anxiety are starting to focus on people’s intolerance of uncertainty or how we cope with uncertainty and are finding that this one thing changes so much including […]

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Lessons from Iran on dealing with job conflict

Dealing with Job Conflict An interesting and unusual paper about to be published in early January (2016) in the Iran Red Crescent Medical Journal (Yes we really do scour the journals from around the world!) looked at nurse’s experience of organisational or job conflict in hospitals within Iran. The researchers examined the experience of organisational […]

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