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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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Coaching Presence: What it is and how to develop it with Dr. Roger Noon

Organisational Success Podcast

Coaching presence or how present any particular coach or coachee is at any particular moment during a coaching session can have a significant impact on the outcomes of the coaching process. In this podcast David Wilkinson, the editor of the Oxford Review talks with Dr. Roger Noon about coaching presence and the C2 model coaching presence. […]

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How algorithms are reshaping organisational control – A new study

Organisational control

Algorithms and algorithmic technologies are probably the fastest growing technologies affecting the world of work today. Algorithms are rapidly becoming a daily part of organisational operation and control. You really need to understand how they are changing the world of work. In this post we look at some new research about how algorithms are changing […]

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The Big Problem with Using Personality Instruments for Giving Feedback

Organisational Success Podcast

Using Personality Instruments for Work-Related Feedback Personality instruments, indicators or tests are used in many organisations and by coaches and consultants around the world for giving feedback to employees and executives about work-related performance and for developmental purposes. The idea appears simple. Understanding your personality can give you insights into your performance and how you […]

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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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How to Develop Trusting Relationships in Organisations: Interview with Author Melanie Marshall

Organisational Success Podcast

Developing trust in any relationship is key for the longevity of that relationship. In organisations it can mean the difference between an aligned productive workforce and a disparate, fractious group of individuals who find it hard to collaborate.  In this podcast, David talks with author of a new book Trust: The Foundation for Healthy Organisations […]

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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 gender make a difference in terms of leadership? – A new study

Gender and leadership

One of the often-asked questions is whether gender makes a difference in terms of leadership. There is a vast array of research looking at areas to do with gender and leadership, a proportion of which is in contention, with contradictory findings being reported. So, what is the current state of research about the relationship between […]

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