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How to choose the best creative ideas

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Keywords: innovation, creativity, decision-making, choice making Broadly there are two processes involved in innovation. Firstly, creating the ideas and secondly choosing the best ideas to turn into products, services or processes. Virtually all of the research done on innovation and creativity looks at the processes of idea generation and how to develop creativity. Comparatively little […]

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Can design thinking approaches help to reduce cognitive decision-making biases?

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Keywords: Design thinking, decision-making, confirmation bias, projection bias, egocentric e Decision-making, or the process of selecting the best solution from several possible alternatives, is fraught with limitations which come about from the cognitive biases we humans impose on situations. Cognitive biases or “systematic patterns of deviation from rationality of judgement” create real challenges in strategic […]

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How to deal with cognitive bias in decision making

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Keywords: Decision-making, problem-solving, cognitive bias, leadership, team thinking Cognitive bias is probably responsible for more errors in decision-making by leaders than any other cause. Many studies have shown that cognitive bias often leads to irrational, ineffective and costly decisions in organisations. Cognitive bias has been found to be responsible for inaccurate assumptions, inadequate problem diagnosis […]

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The Oxford Review Volume 3 No 11

The Oxford Review Vol 3 No 11

In this months edition (Volume 3 No 11) 3D virtual learning environments: do they motivate or undermine sustained engagement? Empowering leadership styles in cross-cultural situations Evidence producing organisations: what they are and how they have developed How Transformational Leadership Increases Employee Performance Measuring organisational coaching outcomes Micro-learning: what it is and how it integrates with […]

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The Oxford Review Volume 3 No 12

The Oxford Review Volume 3 No 12

In this edition of the Oxford Review: Coaching for personality change Creating open innovation cultures in cluster environments Holacracy and obliquity: do new organisational design approaches actually work? How teams cope with new challenges through informal leadership Inspiring innovation in organisations through constructive confrontation Organisational change leadership: new thinking Predicting knowledge sharing in organisations The […]

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The Oxford Review Vol 4 No 2

The Oxford Review Vol 4 No 2

In this month’s Oxford Review In this month’s Oxford Review Can Action Learning be used to improve knowledge, skills and confidence in communications? Characteristics of a successful sales person: Valid measurements of performance Emotions and their role in the shaping of self-identity Evaluating industry 4.0 organisational readiness Group identity and decision-making: information cascades and decision […]

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The things managers believe: How evidence-based are managers really?

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Keywords: Management, managers, human resource management, evidence-based practice, beliefs, decision-making, research It is largely assumed that good managers use a judicious mix of experience, understanding of the context, learnt knowledge from research, training etc and policy. The question is whether this is true? To what extent do managers actually use good evidence-based practice and learnt […]

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How to predict the unethical use of privileged information in organisations

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Keywords: unethical behaviour, ethics, decision-making, strategic decision-making, leadership, organisational performance Over the past 10 to 20 years there has been a steady stream of scandals in which organisations have been caught using privileged information in unethical ways. The most recent of which appear to include data from Facebook being used to manipulate political outcomes. A […]

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The 8 primary features of practical leadership and management wisdom

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Keywords: wisdom, practical wisdom, leadership wisdom, management wisdom, decision-making, leadership decision-making, management decision-making Just a quick look at the number of peer-reviewed research articles on the following topics probably tells you everything you need to know about the overall research effort being put into leadership or management wisdom: Number of papers (all time) Leadership decision-making: […]

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Decision-making under stress – does emotional intelligence actually make a difference?

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Keywords: emotional intelligence, decision-making, leadership, SME’s, cognition, thinking, ability, emotion regulation There has been a veritable explosion of research and interest in emotional intelligence as a concept since the early 1990s, as can be evidenced by this plot of research articles since 1900. Apart from a little blip at the end of the second world […]

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