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The Cope Scale

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Keywords: coping, coping strategies, psychometric, assessment, resilience In our continuing quest to fight the pseudo instruments and assessments that proliferate organisations and find and bring you valid and reliable assessments this week we bring you the COPE Scale, or the shortened version of it. This assesses people coping strategies when they are face with difficulty. […]

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The Oxford Review Vol 3 No 3

The Oxford Review Vol 3 No 3

The latest edition of The Oxford Review: inside you will find research briefings about: Flexible working arrangements have considerably different impacts in different countries How an organisation’s values develop a better climate which contributes to more useful organisational citizenship behaviours How business model change impacts your organisation’s success How corporate culture helps to manage occupational […]

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The Oxford Review Volume 3 Number 7

The Oxford Review Vol 3 No 7

In this edition What we can learn from resilient children What large organisations can learn from SME’s in terms of project management What is the impact of organisational knowledge loss due to employees leaving? Using evidence in evidence-based practice: Integrating practice and research This one thing predicts intercultural harmony and productive working relationships The one […]

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The Oxford Review Volume 4 No 1

The Oxford Review Vol 4 No 1

This month we have research that answers a series of key questions: Whether Long-Term Incentive Plans actually work as executive packages for improving organisational performance. Is executive coaching morally justifiable? Can playing online games can be used to develop leadership skills? How do external stakeholders end up influencing major project even when they haven’t got […]

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Mental toughness, perception of risk and belief in the paranormal are all connected

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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 growing area of research across areas such as psychology, sports science, education, health and military research and has recently been the focus of much business […]

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What we can learn from resilient children

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Keywords: resilience, emotional resilience, emotional intelligence, emotion regulation, low-threshold resilience, high-threshold resilience An interesting new study about emotional resilience in children has interesting findings for adults in organisations. Previous studies have found that children who grow up in conditions of poverty are significantly more likely to develop maladaptive behavioural, emotional and cognitive development traits, compared […]

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Developing managerial and organisational resilience and the role of organisational ambidexterity

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Keywords: management, resilience, managerial resilience, ambidexterity, dynamic ambidexterity One of the main challenges that face organisational researchers these days is that of understanding how organisations deal with and respond to difficult, uncertain and adverse events (what has become termed as the ‘grand challenge’). As a direct result of this interest by researchers and organisations, there has […]

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Soft is hard: Building resilience with loving kindness meditation

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Keywords: resilience, stress, well-being, mindfulness, loving-kindness meditation, personal development, well-being In our workplaces today, personal development is seen as key.  It is common to hear the adage of ‘no pain, no gain’ and people are given stretch assignments, with the best of intentions, that push them out of their comfort zones. This approach works well for some […]

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Do workplace resilience programmes actually work? New research

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Workplace resilience programmes During times of significant change in organisations, for example during downsizing and mergers, many companies around the world have instituted workplace resilience programmes to guide their employees through the turbulent times of change. There has been a number of evaluations and papers published about the success of these programmes but much of […]

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