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The Oxford Review Blog – Articles, posts and research briefings about Organisational Development, Human Resources, Learning & Development, Management, Leadership.

How to get into flow at work

Getting into flow at work

How people get into flow at work. You know that feeling where you have settled into a nice rhythm and cadence of work, are completely immersed, feeling a sense of progression, enjoyment and motivation? When we achieve a state of flow we tend not to notice the passage of time, as we are wholly focused […]

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Predicting and developing good transformational leaders and more in this month’s Oxford Review

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In the month’s Oxford Review we have a whole edition full of useful research briefings: This month:   Risk management Employee voice and organisational culture Happiness at work Measuring organisational alignment and performance Organisational socialisation tactics and HR Developing good transformational leaders Inclusive leadership Increasing entrepreneurship in organisations The impact of adopting agile methodologies Developing expertise […]

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How organisational diversity policies can hide racial discrimination

Organisational diversity polices

Organisational diversity polices can cause more problems than they solve. Whilst there is a plethora of research which shows that multicultural approaches to diversity tend to reduce prejudice and increase positive multicultural relationships, a new study has found that there can be a negative side effect of organisational diversity policies. Keywords: Racial discrimination, diversity, diversity […]

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Why education and training rarely equips the learner for work: New study

Education and training

A new research briefing looking at why a university education and much training fails to equip students for the world of work has made an interesting finding… In October 2017, one of the research briefings we sent out to members looked at a (then) new study looking at why a university education and much training […]

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CEO characteristics and their impact on organisational performance – Special Report

Whilst there is little doubt that organisational performance relies on a multitude of factors, one of the most prevalent are the characteristics of the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This has been a growing area of interest with an average of 6,000 published studies being conducted in 2009 with this average rising to over 11,000 […]

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CEO background and impact on performance – live resource

CEO background

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Increasing organisational performance through entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship mindset

Entrepreneurship and organisational performance. There is a growing amount of evidence to show that entrepreneurial qualities can boost the performance of any organisation or service, which has given rise to the idea of the intrapreneur or an individual with entrepreneurial attributes who is employed and embedded in an organisation, rather than running their own business. […]

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Organisational culture and history – a method of understanding mergers and acquisitions

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This week we also sent out the following research briefing to members. Keywords: organisational culture, research methods, history, oral histories, uncertainty, mergers and acquisitions Over the last 10-15 years the importance of understanding the organisational culture of merging organisations has come to the fore. Many failed mergers and acquisitions have been put down to cultural […]

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Positive Leadership and the 4 dilemmas of strategic timing

This week we sent members two brand new research briefings   The rise of Positive Organisational Leadership Keywords: positive organisational leadership, leadership, positive organisational scholarship, leadership development, positive deviance, organisational development Positive organisational scholarship is part of the recent interest in positive psychology and positive organisational development and refers to organisational approaches to developing a […]

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How emotional intelligence makes a difference during performance reviews

Emotional intelligence and performance reviews

Does the level of emotional intelligence of the manager or the subordinate make any difference to the outcome of performance reviews? Emotional intelligence The study Findings Reference   Emotional intelligence  Previous studies have found that higher levels of emotional intelligence correlate closely with higher levels of job satisfaction and a general sense of control over […]

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