A proactive risk taking culture can enhance business performance

A study just published has shown that innovation in a proactive, risk taking organisational culture can enhance business performance.

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In the words of the authors “a true entrepreneurial genius is someone who has the capability to experiment with combinations of new process, resources and activities in order to bring about a responsively unique feature.”

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Keywords: emotion, behaviours, expectations, beliefs, emotion regulation There is a very close link between our emotions and behaviours. A number of studies have found that our emotions can prompt a…

Keywords: job demand, employee requirements, quantitative demands, cognitive demands, mental demands, emotional demands, burnout, psychological empowerment, empowerment The modern workplace is considered historically to be the most focused and demanding…

Keywords: Mental toughness, resilience, perception of risk, risk, beliefs Mental toughness, or the ability to consistently perform in the upper range of one’s ability regardless of the circumstances, is a…

Keywords: work psychology, meaningful work, work engagement, job crafting, productivity, work outcomes The term meaningful work refers to a subjective measure that an individual makes about the level of significance…

Keywords: mindsets, risk perception, risk-taking behaviour, risk, illusory optimism Research over the last 40 to 50 years has shown that people tend to be unrealistically optimistic about their own future…

Keywords: work psychology, time, time pressure, performance, work outcomes Time pressure is part and parcel of many people's working daily lives. A recent study (2012) found that the majority of…

There is a very close link between our emotions and behaviours. A number of studies have found that our emotions can prompt a set of fixed behavioural programmes, which dictate…

Keywords: conspiracy theories, beliefs, organisational commitment, intolerance to uncertainty, cognitive closure, disenfranchisement, social identification 42% of the American population believe that there has been a cover-up with regards to the…

Keywords: Entrepreneurial motivation. Entrepreneurship, Expectancy theory, Self- employment, belief, effort, self-efficacy There is a continual question with entrepreneurship about whether people can learn to be a good entrepreneur or whether…

 

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Keywords: coaching, management, manager-coach, management development, management support A concept that has gained much ground in many organisations is the idea of the manager-coach, or managers who have the capability…

A number of new (2018)  wide-ranging studies of executive coaching have just been published. These include the first systematic review of executive coaching, which focuses on all the previous published…

Keywords: Coaching, solution-focused cognitive-behavioural coaching, engagement and well-being matrix, Performance, Well-Being, Mental health A number of previous studies have found that solution-focused cognitive-behavioural coaching can be effective both at increasing…

Keywords: executive coaching, coaching, coaching effectiveness, behaviour change, learning and development methods, learning and development An intriguing, new (waiting to be published) study by a team of researchers from the…

Keywords: coaching, executive coaching, evidence-based coaching, measurement of coaching, evaluation of coaching, psychological capital, thriving a work Coaching makes a series of assumptions about the outcomes of the process of…

Unless you’re infatuated with someone you will hardly ever have a relationship of any kind without some negative effects. This also applies to coach and coachee relationships, according to new…

Unless you’re infatuated with someone you will hardly ever have a relationship of any kind without some negative effects. This also applies to coach and coachee relationships, according to new…

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Keywords: error management, error management culture, trust, learning, performance, managed trust, group efficacy, employee creativity, creativity, organisational commitment, blame culture   https://youtu.be/yyBuMa-buZc   Errors, mistakes, mix-ups and failures occur in every…

https://youtu.be/jySIMOgl3_A Keywords: job crafting, performance, job satisfaction, person-job fit, P-J fit, cognitive crafting, relational crafting, task crafting One of the more recent ideas in organisational development is that of job crafting.…

Keywords: Enterprise Resource Planning; Small and Medium Enterprises; challenges; solutions; requirements Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or the integrated management of connected core business processes such as... Finance & Accounting: General…

Keywords: Business model, business model change, organisational change, motivation, performance As is often stated, change in organisations is becoming the norm as they attempt to keep up with technological change…

Keywords: organisational climate, organisational citizenship behaviours, organisational performance, commitment, empowerment, paradox, organisational values Research in recent years has found that positive organisational citizenship behaviours or OCB’s are a significant predictor…

Keywords: adaptable organisation, complexity, organisational ambidexterity, leadership, entrepreneurial leadership, enabling leadership, operational leadership, uncertainty, conflicting, connecting https://youtu.be/jAlmBS65nwM Developing and leading an organisation that can lead and respond to a rapidly…

What creates the conditions for open innovation in an organisation? Keywords: open innovation, innovation, external knowledge, knowledge management, collaboration, openness, learning, organisational flexibility, entrepreneurial orientation, technology, reward system, incentives One…

Keywords: big data, big data analytics, organisational transformation, organisational change, evidence-based practice Big data Big data analytics refers to the analysis and interpretation of data sets that are so large…

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Keywords: leadership, introvert, extrovert, introversion, extroversion, leadership development, emergent leadership, informal leadership, affective forecasting errors https://youtu.be/WjRJcDWeXXY Emergent, or informal, leaders are people who take on and are accepted as a…

A number of new (2018)  wide-ranging studies of executive coaching have just been published. These include the first systematic review of executive coaching, which focuses on all the previous published…

One of the problems with many training and education courses is that the curriculum is set by the institution or organisation. Whilst on one level this appears to make sense,…

Keywords: Personal qualities, professional qualities, humanities, professional development, empathy tolerance of uncertainty, burnout A new study looking at how to develop positive personal qualities in medical physicians has tested the…

Keywords: expertise, developing expertise, learning, learning and development The idea of having expertise in an area is an important one in organisations and yet we rarely give much thought to…

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Keywords: performance appraisal, annual appraisal, employee performance, management, employee satisfaction There is a significantly low level of employee satisfaction with organisational performance appraisals in general, which includes a degree of…

Keywords: flexible working arrangements, absenteeism, national culture, turnover, organisational outcomes More and more organisations are turning towards flexible working arrangements in order to increase their flexibility and competitiveness and to retain…

Keywords: Harassment, bullying, harassment and bullying policies, workplace harassment, workplace bullying, harassment strategies A new study by a multinational team of researchers from universities in New Zealand and Korea has…

Keywords: Human Resources, Human Capital, HRIS, Human Resources Information Systems, HR capabilities, change Human resources functions in organisations have been in continual evolution over the last 30 to 40 years.…

Keywords: Performance Appraisal, Job Satisfaction, Income Satisfaction, Big Five, Locus of Control Performance appraisals are at the same time both one of the most important tools of human resources management…

Keywords: Human resources, HRM, HR devolvement, line management, training, devolvement, decentralisation One of the trends that is occurring in organisations around the world is the devolvement and decentralisation of HR.…

Keywords: Recruitment, Bias, Sexual orientation, Race, Gender, Recruiting An interesting study from Canada has just been released looking at whether the sexual orientation, race or gender of an applicant for…

Keywords: self-efficacy, work engagement, employee engagement, work-life balance, work demands, family demands There has been a steady increase in interest in the whole area of work or employee engagement over…

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Keywords: Leadership, leadership behaviours, construct redundancy https://youtu.be/4aWJ2vkQUro Are you confused by the sheer number and variety of different leadership styles, traits, behaviours and other constructs that proliferate in the leadership…

Keywords: conflict avoidance, employee voice, leader-member exchange, LMX, national culture https://youtu.be/VHFzTo4oO_A In the last four or five years there has been increasing interest in developing employee voice, both within the…

Keywords: adaptable organisation, complexity, organisational ambidexterity, leadership, entrepreneurial leadership, enabling leadership, operational leadership, uncertainty, conflicting, connecting https://youtu.be/jAlmBS65nwM Developing and leading an organisation that can lead and respond to a rapidly…

Keywords: leadership, introvert, extrovert, introversion, extroversion, leadership development, emergent leadership, informal leadership, affective forecasting errors https://youtu.be/WjRJcDWeXXY Emergent, or informal, leaders are people who take on and are accepted as a…

Keywords: Empowering leadership, Leadership, Self-efficacy, Psychological ownership, Performance, Workplace deviance https://youtu.be/QggcsQt82w4 A growing range of studies have recently shown that empowering leadership has a range of positive outcomes in organisations,…

Keywords: Leader-member exchange, LMX, Job dedication, Emotional stability, Organisational politics https://youtu.be/7Gh2J6D4cjo A new study by researchers from three universities in the United States and one in China wanted to have…

Keywords: Charismatic leadership, charisma, emotion, moral emotion, followers, leader attributes https://youtu.be/rrAy0dTh6RM At least in terms of leadership development, the idea of charismatic leadership has waxed and waned over the years…

Keywords: leadership, leader, leader humour, transformational leadership, relationships, team performance https://youtu.be/CGzE2GT6buE Humour is an essential human attribute that has been found in previous studies to be a factor in perceptions…

Keywords: Shared leadership, Leadership, Team size, Team performance, Financial performance, Team diversity, Diversity, Strategic performance https://youtu.be/d3njWTgM1tA One of the rapidly growing areas of research and interest in organisations recently has…

 

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Keywords: Organisational development, lean, lean change, organisational change, management, lean management, change Many businesses fail to sustain lean practices after adopting them. One of the reasons is that adopting lean…

Keywords: Knowledge management, HRM, Types of knowledge management There has been a significant shift over the last 50 years in what creates industrial value from tangible assets, such as physical…

Keywords: Productivity, Emotions, fuzzy biotechnical control systems A slew of studies has recently been published looking at what are known as fuzzy biotechnical control systems for human operators. What this…

Keywords: managers, management practices, advanced management practices, productivity, organisational productivity, financial performance A number of recent research studies have shown that much of the variation in productivity that is seen…

Keywords: business process management, BPM, critical success factors, In the face of continual change and development across political, economic, scientific, social, technological, environmental and legal realms many organisations and businesses…

Keywords: Organisational Change, acceptance of change, resistance to change, locus of control A wide range of previous studies around acceptance of change and resistance to change have found that individual…

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