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Last month’s research briefings

Last month

Last month we sent the following research briefings to our members: Does entrepreneurial leadership impact organisational decision-making and performance? Does training managers in how to improve the health and well-being of employees make any difference? What factors lead to people to leave organisations when they have been excluded or ostracised How important is the idea […]

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Research quality – not all research is good research, but how do you tell?

Research quality

“Research says…” “Research says…”, but does it? How to tell how good a study is. Research quality is an important factor in deciding to use a study but how do you know how good a particular bit of research really is? Lots of people like quoting research. Usually the quote is vague, something like “There […]

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Why an expert produces more, with less effort and thinking – new study

Expertise

There is a central paradox at the heart of expertise: experts consistently perform better than novices, whilst at the same time they engage in less thinking and energy than novices. A core question that has intrigued psychologists for years is how can less thinking and cognitive processing produce better performance? The standard understanding about this […]

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How clients choose management consultants – what the research shows

How clients choose management consultants

How do organisations and clients choose a management consultant to work with them? What criteria and what decision-making processes organisations use to choose consultants is an important question for both organisations and consultants / consultancies. Looking at the current research provides a useful evidence-based overview of the nature of the problem faced by organisations when […]

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Sleepiness at work: does alertness management training actually work?

Sleepiness-at-wor

The issue of sleepiness at work is a serious one in many professions. People feeling sleepy, or actually falling asleep at work, can have serious health and safety consequences, but also lowers productivity and can cause a range of other issues to do with a lack of focus, engagement and work absorption. Sleepiness at work […]

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Just how valid is the idea of emotional intelligence?

EQ emotional intelligence

As mentioned in a previous blogs, interest in emotional intelligence is a relatively recent phenomenon. With the exception of a small blip of interest at the end of the Second World War, emotional intelligence has only really come to prominence in terms of research since the 1990s.     Emotional intelligence, however, isn’t one construct, […]

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Job crafting: How to get people engaged with it – new study

How to get people engaged with job crafting

Job crafting has been found to be a productive employee activity, but there are problems with getting people engaged with it. New research looks at how to get employees engaged with job crafting. The idea of job crafting The three facets of job crafting A new study Findings   The idea of job crafting One […]

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CEO characteristics and their impact on organisational performance – Special Report

CEO background

Keywords: Leadership, management, CEO, CEO characteristic, CEO background, performance, organisational performance, leaders characteristics, leaders backgrounds, Chief Executive Officer   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 […]

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High Performance Teams – Special Report

High-Performance Teams - Special Report

Many people in organisations talk about developing high-performance teams and organisations strive to understand how to develop them. In this Oxford Review special report, we have a look at what the research evidence actually says about the characteristics of high-performance teams. Most of us work in teams at some point The importance of teams to […]

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