Category Archives for "Research"

Research blogs, posts, articles and research briefings about organisational development, organisational change, evidence-based practice, leadership, management, human resources, learning and development and coaching.

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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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 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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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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Organisational openness and how it impacts employee performance

organisational openness

Organisational openness is an across organisation philosophy which emphasises transparency in all areas and free unrestricted access to knowledge and information. It also incorporates and promotes positive collaboration and cooperative management and decision-making, with an emphasis on learning as opposed to being right. Open organisations Learning and agility Culture Creativity, innovation and flexibility The study […]

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How to repair deviant, toxic corporate and organisational cultures

How to repair deviant, toxic corporate and organisational cultures

The Oxford Review has just published it’s latest Special Report – How to repair deviant, toxic corporate and organisational cultures. Special reports are extended research briefings. In this report: This report is based on a detailed review of previous studies in the field and draws together the learning about how to deal with cultures once they […]

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Perfectionism: The different types of perfectionist and how they cope

Perfectionism

Researchers have been studying the impact of perfectionism on a range of outcomes. Previous research has found that individuals with higher levels of perfectionism, who experienced stress are significantly more likely to experience emotional distress. This study wanted to see how people cope with perfectionism and stress. Perfectionism Perfectionistic striving Perfectionistic concerns Healthy perfectionists The […]

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How we collude to not resolve the paradoxes leaders and managers create

Paradoxes in organisations

How managers and leaders create paradoxes at work  Messages and orders from leaders and managers create a world of meaning in organisations. Often however the messages managers and leaders unintentionally send out frequently create a paradox i.e. inconsistencies, uncertainties and ambiguity that defy or counter the prevailing logic within the organisation. These in effect, create […]

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