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.

Flexible working arrangements have different impacts in different countries

flexible working

As more and more companies and organisation across the world embrace flexible working arrangements for their employees new research  has found that the benefits of such practices is not the same in every culture and that organisations would be wise to think carefully about just taking on flexible working. (This research briefing was sent to […]

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Projectification – how organisations are dealing with order and chaos

Projectification

The rise of Projectification. Virtually every other paper published these days mentions the fact that organisations and their environments are becoming more and more complex and facing greater levels of uncertainty, whilst, at the same time, there is a constant pressure for greater levels of operational efficiency and innovation with reduced resources. One of the […]

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High-Performance Teams - Special Report

How to develop high-performance teams: The research evidence 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 […]

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Why employee engagement fluctuates – new research

employee engagement

Employee engagement has become one of the hot topics in research, for practitioners and organisations, and is particularly important for organisational development and human resources practitioners. Employee role engagement is a subset of the broader concept of employee engagement and is the focus of a new study. When people talk about employee engagement, it tends […]

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Culture change through moral dialogue – new research

moral dialogue

Sociologists and ethnographers have known for years that moral dialogues can be a powerful mechanism for cultural change. Good examples of this are the recent public dialogues about sexual harassment in public office and gun-control in the United States. It is interesting to see how schoolchildren took control of the moral dialogue around firearms in […]

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How to Develop Innovative Work Behaviours through Self-Leadership

innovative work behaviours

Developing innovative work behaviours using self-leadership As the pace of change picks up, organisations across the globe are looking not only to deal with change in a positive and productive manner, but also improve performance, build competitive advantage, be innovative, profitable and sustainable. As a result, organisations and companies are constantly reaching out for methods […]

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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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