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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 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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How organisations unwittingly obstruct their own organisational change

How organisations obstruct their own change

How organisations obstruct their own change: The case of introducing motivational interviewing to reduce sickness absence A new study looks at the experiences an organisation had of introducing a new working method which shines a light on how organisations unwittingly obstruct their own organisational change. The Swedish Social Insurance Agency introduced a new tool, ‘motivational […]

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Transfer of learning into the workplace – does classroom learning work?

Transfer of learning into the workplace

Are workshops and class based learning events really effective? What evidence is there for the transfer of learning into the workplace from such learning interventions? A new study has examined whether there is real transfer of learning from workshop simulations and learning to ‘real-time’ workplace practice and problem solving. The study, took an in-depth look at […]

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How managers develop emotional intelligence and apply it: New study

How managers develop emotional intelligence

How managers develop emotional intelligence is a critical question for organisations and anyone involved in management development.  A new (this research briefing was sent to members in July 2017)  meta-analysis of over 25 years of research on the emotional intelligence of managers answers some important questions about emotional intelligence and its development in managers. Intelligence […]

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Leader’s individual differences and how they impact

Special report: Leader differences and their impact on leadership outcomes

The Oxford Review has just published a new special report looking at the individual differences between leaders and the impact of those differences on leadership outcomes. Keywords: leader, leadership, leadership development, individual differences, leadership capacities Special report Why look at individual differences? 65 researched differences between leaders How to get this special report   Special […]

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Innovation capacity: how to develop it in your organisation

Innovation capacity

Innovation capacity is an important concept for any organisation or company, no matter how small or large. The question is what helps to develop greater levels of innovation capacity? Organisations are complex amalgamations of many factors all of which have to come together to produce the outcomes the organisation desires. Research into connections between multiple […]

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New research shows that managers fail to give time to learning

No time to learn

A new (2017) study looking at staff learning at an organisational level found that while management frequently decrees that learning should take place during working hours, time is rarely given to staff to do that learning. This research briefing was sent to members in June 2017   Implicit and explicit knowledge Management will vs practical […]

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Organisational wrong-doing: Being bad is different in different cultures

organisational wrong-doing

Organisational wrong-doing: Being bad in different cultures A recent study looking at attitudes towards five forms of information abuse made a fascinating and accidental discovery about how different cultures perceive organisational wrong-doing. The researchers uncovered that there are significantly different perceptions of organisational wrong-doing (perceptions of being bad) depending on where you come from…   […]

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Receptiveness to change: how job satisfaction and organisational commitment impacts it

Receptiveness to change

Receptiveness to change is a key issue in organisations. A lot of time, money and effort is used trying to predict and develop receptiveness to change as this is a primary indicator of organisational readiness for change. A new study looking at the relationships between job satisfaction, organisational commitment and people’s attitudes toward organisational change […]

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