The Oxford Review Blog: Evidence-based practice research briefings

Goal orientation is good, right? Not so fast…

Goal Orientation

Goal orientation is a key attribute most recruiters and organisations look for in an employee. There is a tacit assumption that goal orientation is the factor which promotes achievement and improves both people’s and teams output and performance. However there is another, less attractive side to goal orientation that needs to be considered. In a […]

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In this month’s Oxford Review

In this month’s Oxford Review we have produced research briefs about the latest academic published papers in the area of organizational and human behaviour, Including: Why Nokia lost the smart-phone war and what your organisation urgently needs to know before it’s too late. New study: How emotional intelligence and emotional resilience breed adaptability, better performance […]

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

Innovation

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

using evidence-based practice

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

intention to leave

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

evidence-based practice

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

up to date

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

  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

Professional Values

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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