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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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Leadership development: what we can learn from online graduate leadership courses

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Keywords: Complexity Leadership Theory, leadership development, leadership, Complex Adaptive Systems, learning, organisational learning, emerging leadership, learning and development A new review of online university graduate leadership courses that are focused on developing leaders that can deal with complexity has just been published. The review wanted to know whether or not these online graduate leadership programmes […]

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How to develop expertise: first workout what you think expertise is

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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 what this might mean. For example, does having expertise imply rational thought, are we talking about levels of intuition, or is more implicated in the […]

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Error management: what it is and why it is so important

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Keywords: error management, error management culture, trust, learning, performance, managed trust, group efficacy, employee creativity, creativity, organisational commitment, blame culture     Errors, mistakes, mix-ups and failures occur in every organisation and industry. The issue for most organisations is how they deal with mistakes and errors, without stifling creativity, experimentation and innovation. The problem with trying […]

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Connections between knowledge management and organisational culture

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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, store, transfer and use knowledge to the best advantage for the purposes of the organisation and the individuals within it. Knowledge management is a lot […]

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The effect of educational video on student engagement, critical thinking and learning

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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 use of video in educational and training context is not new, with the earliest known classroom augmented teaching via film being used during the Second […]

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What technology is doing to our jobs and HR development

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Keywords: technology, jobs, employment, human resources, HR, HRD, human resource development, organisational learning, learning, learning and development There have been a number of scare stories in the press in the last year or so about the impact that technology, robotics and artificial intelligence will have in the workplace. These press articles are often based on […]

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Organisational digital storytelling: a medium for change

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Keywords: storytelling, sense making, trust, collective intelligence, innovation, digital storytelling, learning, learning and development Digital storytelling is rapidly becoming a popular medium within community, heritage and historical projects. Not only is digital storytelling catching on at a community level, but there has been an increase in interest in digital storytelling within organisations. The essence of […]

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The rise of knowledge management and the decline of organisational learning

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Keywords: learning, learning and development, organisational learning, knowledge management, learning capability, absorptive capacity Learning is a primary organisational function. It is the process which underpins change, innovation and reorganisation. Organisations that can learn rapidly, master new environments, acquire new knowledge, methods and technology and transform their systems, structures, processes, procedures and products or services tend […]

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Using Virtual Communities of Practice (VCoPs) to increase interprofessional collaboration and learning

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Keywords: learning, learning and development, communities of practice, virtual communities of practice, interprofessional collaboration, organisational learning, knowledge management Supporting professional development in organisations in ways which are relevant and help professionals make better decisions and improve outcomes, whilst reducing abstraction time from the workplace, is no easy matter. The transfer of learning to the workplace […]

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