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.

Coaching for Personality Change?

Organisational Success Podcast

Is it possible to help people change their personality through coaching? New research looking at this issue had some really interesting results. Our latest podcast. Sarah Smith and David Wilkinson discuss a new study looking at whether it is possible to change someones personality through coaching.   Transcript: Speaker 1:                    00:02                Hi, this is the […]

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Podcast: Developing Practical Leadership and Management Wisdom

Organisational Success Podcast

Developing practical leadership and management wisdom : Research review with Sarah Smith In this episode we look at a research briefing around the topic of developing practical leadership and management wisdom Subscribe to the Oxford Review Podcast here Download the associated research briefing – The 8 primary features of practical leadership and management wisdom – Here […]

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Time banditry: How to get away with wasting time at work – new research

Time Banditry

Some people just appear to have the knack of doing very little or wasting time at work and getting away with it! When I was a police officer we had a sergeant who was nicknamed ‘Blister’ as he had a reliable tendency to turn up after the real work had been done. A new study looking at […]

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How our emotions influence work groups and organisations – new research

Emotions at work

Many people in organisations think that emotions just get in the way of rational decision making and thinking. This may not be correct as a new study shows… Emotions as social information (EASI) theory Affective processes Emotional contagion Effective convergence Cognitive processes Behavioural processes Conclusions References   A new study by researchers from the University […]

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Performance appraisals: The 4 factors that make managers good at them

Performance Appraisals

Performance appraisals – some managers are good at performance appraisals and others…well less so. The question is what is that makes the difference? A new study (this research briefing was sent to members in 2017 – apply for membership) has just been published looking at how managers orient themselves towards performance appraisals to see if there […]

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Conspiracy theories: what the research says about why people believe them

Conspiracy Theories

Why people believe conspiracy theories: a review of the research     Conspiracy theories are everywhere, particularly on social media.  For examples the various conspiracy theories around 9/11 such as Explosives were planted in the twin towers by the government or government agencies before the attack and that the attack was known about and colluded with by […]

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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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