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The perfect talent management storm – the challenge of industry 4.0

Talent management for industry 4.0

Talent management is about to become significantly more ‘interesting’. As we enter the 2020s a wide range of issues have combined to create a volatile, uncertain, ever shifting and complex environment within which organisations have to operate. For example: Economic volatility and uncertainty Political change and upset Technological transformation and the rise of automation, AI […]

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Why you shouldn’t just believe research published in research journals

Learning pyramid

Why you shouldn’t just believe research papers just because it is published in an academic research journal. Take a new study citing ‘evidence’ for the learning pyramid for example… How does this statement sound? “Teaching a subject is better, in terms of retention or memory than just reading about the subject.” Sounds plausible right? You […]

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The problem with transformational leadership – new research

transformational leadership and cynicism

A lot of organisational change research over the last 20 to 30 years has focused on issues around transformational leadership and the ability of transformational leaders to have a positive impact on organisational culture to effect organisational change. However when transformational leaders meet cynicism… (This research briefing was sent to members in 2019) Variable outcomes […]

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How educational video impacts student learning, engagement & critical thinking

educational-video-research

Educational video Educational or instructional video is being used more and more frequently in organisational learning scenarios. The use of video in educational and training context is not new, with the earliest known classroom augmented teaching via film being used during the Second World War. However, recent advances in internet and online technology has meant […]

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The effects of human-robotic integration on the humans

Robots and Humans

Human-robotic workspaces are starting to become more common across many sectors. As human-robotic collaboration increases and spreads out of manufacturing becoming a feature of many workplaces, there comes a question. What is the impact of human-robotic working on employees? New research into the impact of human-robotic integration was published recently (and sent to our members […]

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Online Learning: How to increase learner engagement

Online learning

The problem with online learning One of the big problems all online and e-learning courses face is keeping people engaged and learning. The estimated drop-out rate of online and e-learning range from 30% for non-compulsory organisational and institutional e-learning, such as courses provided by universities and companies, for example, up to over 90% for MOOCs […]

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The delayed effect of leadership coaching

Leadership Coaching

Leadership Coaching Leadership coaching is a rapidly growing activity both within organisations and privately. As a result leadership coaching is attracting considerable research attention. Coaching is essentially a learning process aimed at transforming the coachees’ responses and thinking to issues. Like many learning events, often the learning outcomes tend to get measured either during or […]

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Psychological entitlement could be stopping you get promoted

Psychological entitlement

Ever had a promotion turned down? Social norms and a sense of entitlement could be the reason … Ever wondered why you or someone else didn’t get promoted when they should have done? This not uncommon situation, where someone who deserves to be promoted ends up getting blocked, occurs regularly in many organisations and it […]

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