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Team Diversity and Team Performance – A Special Report

Team diversity

Contents Common perception that team diversity is goodTwo types of explanation for diverse team performanceThe Categorisation-Elaboration ModelDeep and surface diversity15 conditions Common perception that team diversity is goodThere is a pretty ubiquitous modern common perception that team diversity in terms of nationality, race, age and/or gender, is a wholly positive team attribute and that team […]

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The Oxford Review Volume 2 Number 12 (December 2017)

The Oxford Review Vol 2 No 3 December 2017

In issue 12 Volume 2 of the Oxford Review… Research briefings of the very latest research including: Why and how an empowering leadership style can go wrong Keywords: Empowering leadership, Leadership, Self-efficacy, Psychological ownership, Performance, Workplace deviance We tend to think that being an empowering leader is all good. An empowering leadership style has been […]

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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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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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Shared leadership, team composition and performance

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Keywords: Shared leadership, Leadership, Team size, Team performance, Financial performance, Team diversity, Diversity, Strategic performance One of the rapidly growing areas of research and interest in organisations recently has been the area of shared leadership. The importance of knowledge management and improved and flexible/agile functioning of organisations faced with rapid change and hypercompetitive environments has […]

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The influence of a leader’s humour on team performance

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Keywords: leadership, leader, leader humour, transformational leadership, relationships, team performance Humour is an essential human attribute that has been found in previous studies to be a factor in perceptions of leadership and relationship effectiveness. Humour often makes working environments significantly more enjoyable and productive. Additionally, humour reduces stress, can enhance communication, motivate and help to […]

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The importance of individuals in teams

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Keywords: team, teams, emergent properties, team characteristics, team performance, team success, team development The importance of teams to many organisations is axiomatic. A 2013 study of 831 companies around the world found that employees on average tend to spend 54% of their time working within teams. It was found that employees in China spend higher amounts […]

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Predicting team member proactivity

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Keywords: proactivity, proactive personality, team member proactivity, proactive behaviours, teams, high-performance teams, high-performing teams, team performance One of the core predictors of a high-performance team is team member proactivity. The understanding that proactivity is a core attribute for a range of personal, team and organisational outcomes has been around for a long time. As a […]

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