Learning and Development in Organisations: Organisational Learning

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Learning and development are essential activities in organisations if they are to achieve and maintain a competitive advantage. This category contains articles, posts and research briefings about learning and development, organisational learning, knowledge management and allied topics.

The 2 things the CEO’s from ‘Undercover Boss’ learned that every leader needs to know. New Research.

boss

Researchers spoke to a series of the Chief Executives (CEOs) featured on the TV series ‘Undercover Boss’ to find out what they really learned from going undercover on the frontline of their own businesses. The findings of the study just published in the journal, Human Resources Development Quarterly focused on the impressions the CEOs got […]

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People try to put us d-down (Talkin’ ’bout my generation): Generation Z and what it means for your organisation

Generation-Z

Generation Z is about to enter the workforce, but what does it mean for you and your organization? A series of new studies looking at this question have just been published in academic journals. Before I look at what they are saying here is a quick primer about the generations, their outlook and motivations. Previous […]

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The cost of putting on a smile at work

Identity work

    An interesting paper just published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology looks at the effects of suppressing your real emotions and displaying a different emotion. The paper, by researchers from the University of Toronto conducted two studies on parents who were trying to hide their emotions from their children. What they […]

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Goal orientation is good, right? Not so fast…

Goal Orientation

Goal orientation is a key attribute most recruiters and organisations look for in an employee. There is a tacit assumption that goal orientation is the factor which promotes achievement and improves both people’s and teams output and performance. However there is another, less attractive side to goal orientation that needs to be considered. In a […]

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What increases innovation capability and general performance in organisations: New research

Innovation

An interesting and fairly large- scale study has just been published in the Chinese Language Journal of Quality that conducts a form of factor analysis called Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) on data from 398 organisations. The study looked at the level of influence the following factors have on each other: Organisational culture Leadership style and […]

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Stop calling yourself a professional. Most likely you aren’t, and as for being educated…

Professional

In 2013 I published a blog entitled ‘What does being professional mean?’ http://www.centrei.org/blogs/5-what-does-being-professional-mean. This post has been read over 170,000 times. I am revisiting this issue because someone said something to me the other day that had me thinking that I hadn’t finished the blog and that there was something else which defines a professional… […]

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