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Bullying and change are related and more in this month’s Oxford Review

The Oxford Review Vol 3 No 10

In this edition: Research briefings on: Aligning servant leadership, strategy and structure Describing and measuring corporate compliance cultures Does transformational leadership lead to better job-crafting? If so why? Mixing different types of coaching Organisational digital storytelling: a medium for change Relational energy and leadership style The link between perfectionism and the impostor syndrome The research […]

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How management practices impact productivity and financial performance

Research Briefing

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 across organisations is due to the differences in use of various management practices. The studies have all found that management practices, such as monitoring the […]

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How the machines are increasing human productivity

Research Briefing

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 means is a set of technological interfaces for human beings that are aimed at increasing our engagement, commitment and productivity through the use of biometric […]

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Meaningful work and its relationship to work engagement: Does job crafting make a difference?

Research Briefing

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 or sense of importance their work has for them. Whilst what makes a particular job meaningful is personal, it is often imbued with value from […]

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Relational energy and leadership style

Research Briefing

Keywords: leadership, leadership development, leadership styles, relational energy, organisational psychology, productivity An unusual and interesting area of research that is becoming more prominent is that around ‘relational energy’. Relational energy refers to the positive feeling and sense of increased resourcefulness experienced as a direct result of an interaction with someone else. Some people seem to […]

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The impact of employees’ perception of the organisation’s learning environment

Research Briefing

Keywords: learning, organisational learning, learning environment, knowledge sharing, knowledge management, employee engagement, creativity, productivity Many organisations these days place a strong emphasis on creating a positive learning environment within which employees, managers and leaders are strongly encouraged to be flexible, creative and to learn. The usefulness of creating a learning organisation is pretty much beyond […]

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How to use conflict management processes to improve productivity…

conflict management

How does conflict management improve productivity? Many studies over the years have shown that conflict in the workplace often has a negative impact on productivity.  Previous studies have shown that interpersonal and inter-group (departments for example) conflict can frequently result in individuals or factions refusing to co-operate and withdrawing in subtle and often hidden ways […]

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