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The gamification of work and the impact it has

Research Briefing

Keywords: Gamification, Work design, Job design, motivation, Job satisfaction, Job performance, job characteristics model Gamification is the process of using game design elements, whether video-based or not, in non-gaming contexts. Within the work context, gamification refers to the practice of turning tasks and work into some form of game. These days gamification largely refers to […]

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The drivers of innovation success: What predicts that an innovation is likely to be successful?

Research Briefing

A new study is due to be published later this year that looks at the question of what organisational factors predict innovation success. This is really important for organisations. Understanding the organisational factors for innovation success helps leaders make better evidence-based decisions and makes those responsible for organisational development, change and management able to help […]

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The Conundrum of collective intelligence

Research Briefing

It is frequently said that an organisation’s output is greater than the sum of its parts. This axiom is increasingly being shown to be true in research studies around the world. Recent investigations into human intelligence have revealed something called ‘Collective Intelligence’ that we as social animals use in a similar way to ants and […]

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The changing face of the organisation

Research Briefing

A new study in the journal Work and Organisational Psychology journal, assesses the changing nature of work in the 21st Century and examines how the discipline of Work Organisational Psychology will have to change to meet the needs of personnel management in the coming years. In the eyes of the researchers, the entire structure of […]

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Strategic silence – why organisations don’t publicise positive news

Research Briefing

A new study just published in Administrative Science Quarterly by researchers from Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University in Utah in the US has found some interesting evidence that many organisations not only fail to broadcast positive news like certifications and endorsements, but actively supress such news. The Strategic silence conundrum The researchers completed […]

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