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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: positive computing, positive psychology, interactive technology, positive technology, Feenberg's critical theory of technology, side effects Since about 2010, two trends have converged to create positive computing or positive technology:…

Keywords: positive computing, positive psychology, interactive technology, positive technology, Feenberg's critical theory of technology, side effects Since about 2010, two trends have converged to create positive computing or positive technology:…

Keywords: Victim, victimisation, bullying, aggressive behaviour, dyadic spiral, relationship There are two primary ways organisations, managers and researchers tend to think about victimisation. The first is by looking at the…

Keywords: CBT, workplace well-being, well-being, cognitive behavioural therapy, absenteeism NICE – the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - in the UK recommends CBT or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as…

Keywords: customer relationships, relationship quality, agility, organisational learning, culture It has been recognised for a number of years now, both in the research literature and in organisational operational knowledge, that…

Keywords: cognitive outlook, perceptions, attention, well-being, emotion, optimism, positive emotions, negative emotions, pessimism, memory, self-esteem, self-determination, attributional style, ruminative style Our cognitive outlook and perceptions, or how we construe things,…

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…

 

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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…

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…

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Keywords: Work engagement, employee engagement, work disengagement https://youtu.be/u5Xqdhpfwl4 There has been a huge amount of interest in employee and work engagement, both in the research literature and the organisational practice.…

Keywords: person-organisation fit, work engagement, turnover intention, intention to leave https://youtu.be/pVV3l5tvpxY Relatively high levels of employee turnover remain a concern for many organisations, largely due to the negative impact this…

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 https://youtu.be/uSwlk5aGM70 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or the integrated management of connected core business processes such as... Finance & Accounting:…

Keywords: Business model, business model change, organisational change, motivation, performance https://youtu.be/gSzP34bDNss As is often stated, change in organisations is becoming the norm as they attempt to keep up with technological…

Keywords: organisational climate, organisational citizenship behaviours, organisational performance, commitment, empowerment, paradox, organisational values https://youtu.be/4FyAGcgMKxg Research in recent years has found that positive organisational citizenship behaviours or OCB’s are a significant…

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: open innovation, innovation, external knowledge, knowledge management, collaboration, openness, learning, organisational flexibility, entrepreneurial orientation, technology, reward system, incentives https://youtu.be/WloWu8ek_I8 One of the hot topics at the moment is open…

 

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Keywords: video, educational video, instructional video, training video, learning and development, organisational learning, learning Educational or instructional video is being used more and more frequently in organisational learning scenarios. The…

Keywords: knowledge management, organisational culture, learning, organisational learning, A key area of importance in just about every organisation of any size is that of knowledge management or how to create,…

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…

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…

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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 management, lean, lean manufacturing, lean organisations, management control, https://youtu.be/7boyndYOlPM Lean principals of manufacture and the notion of performance management are practices that have developed and spread between organisations,…

Keywords: performance appraisal, annual appraisal, employee performance, management, employee satisfaction https://youtu.be/W3uqM51uVsI There is a significantly low level of employee satisfaction with organisational performance appraisals in general, which includes a degree…

Keywords: flexible working arrangements, absenteeism, national culture, turnover, organisational outcomes https://youtu.be/DchEC6CG9A8 More and more organisations are turning towards flexible working arrangements in order to increase their flexibility and competitiveness and to…

Keywords: Harassment, bullying, harassment and bullying policies, workplace harassment, workplace bullying, harassment strategies https://youtu.be/TNuRlJzyYos A new study by a multinational team of researchers from universities in New Zealand and Korea…

Keywords: Human Resources, Human Capital, HRIS, Human Resources Information Systems, HR capabilities, change https://youtu.be/J86wX16LJq0 Human resources functions in organisations have been in continual evolution over the last 30 to 40…

Keywords: Performance Appraisal, Job Satisfaction, Income Satisfaction, Big Five, Locus of Control https://youtu.be/aa7rG434s6c Performance appraisals are at the same time both one of the most important tools of human resources…

Keywords: Human resources, HRM, HR devolvement, line management, training, devolvement, decentralisation https://youtu.be/HC5vCASilfI One of the trends that is occurring in organisations around the world is the devolvement and decentralisation of…

Keywords: Recruitment, Bias, Sexual orientation, Race, Gender, Recruiting https://youtu.be/PPEBcGL8nFs An interesting study from Canada has just been released looking at whether the sexual orientation, race or gender of an applicant…

Keywords: self-efficacy, work engagement, employee engagement, work-life balance, work demands, family demands https://youtu.be/RfVAzCUr4Pc There has been a steady increase in interest in the whole area of work or employee engagement…

 

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Keywords: passive leadership, trust, organisational justice, job satisfaction, job performance, organisational citizenship behaviours, job commitment, organisational commitment, laissez-faire leadership, management-by-exception, trust privacy model, affect-based trust Whilst much of the current…

Keywords: leadership, leadership vision, moral duty, At its heart, leadership is an influence- and relationship-based set of activities and outcomes. A primary part of leadership is the development and provision…

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…

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Keywords: performance appraisals, management, appraisal discrimination https://youtu.be/oixJCvi6fj4 New study has just been published looking at how managers orient themselves towards performance appraisals to see if there is an underlying structure…

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

Keywords: Knowledge management, HRM, Types of knowledge management https://youtu.be/teT5r-cagN8 There has been a significant shift over the last 50 years in what creates industrial value from tangible assets, such as…

Keywords: Productivity, Emotions, fuzzy biotechnical control systems https://youtu.be/Hvgri7sdHbg A slew of studies has recently been published looking at what are known as fuzzy biotechnical control systems for human operators. What…

Keywords: managers, management practices, advanced management practices, productivity, organisational productivity, financial performance https://youtu.be/M05VyrBzHi0 A number of recent research studies have shown that much of the variation in productivity that is…

Keywords: business process management, BPM, critical success factors https://youtu.be/khxoaYo5MBQ In the face of continual change and development across political, economic, scientific, social, technological, environmental and legal realms many organisations and…

Keywords: Organisational Change, acceptance of change, resistance to change, locus of control https://youtu.be/W4VK_UM0jtU A wide range of previous studies around acceptance of change and resistance to change have found that…

https://youtu.be/MZ45tt2KHuQ In an ideal world, all employees would be family-less and work-obsessed, with one sole focus – the betterment of the organisation for which they work. A new study has…

https://youtu.be/XcPN57pwfTI What do you do when your reputation is in trouble? In some industries such as manufacturing this is reasonably simple – if a flagship product’s battery fails then you…

 

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