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The Complexities of Social Learning and Culture Change

organisational culture

An influential theme that has emerged in organisational practice over the last few years is the idea of culture change. At one level, the idea seems both logical and fairly simple. The culture of an organisation underpins many of the behaviours, routines, thinking and outcomes that occur in an organisation. If those behaviours, attitudes, values […]

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Conspiracy Theories: Research On Why People Believe Them

conspiracy theories

Over the past few years, the prevalence of conspiracy theories has spun out of control thanks to the ease of sharing false information through social media and efforts from several quarters to promote anti-intellectualism. Conspiracy Theories Conspiracy theories are speculation and explanatory beliefs of events or systems whereby multiple actors are assumed to secretly conspire […]

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A New Study On Passion And Emotion Regulation Strategies On Well-Being And Ill-Being

passion and emotion regulation strategies

Training employees in the use of healthy emotion regulation strategies like cognitive reappraisal and promoting harmonious passions can have a significant positive impact on their mental health and reduce ill-being symptoms like depression that impact overall job performance. How we as employees feel (level of mental health, feelings of passion and interest, for example) impacts […]

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A New Study on the Impact of Zhong-Yong Thinking on Creative Problem-Solving

creative problem solving

As the pace and magnitude of change increases, especially during unstable times like the Covid pandemic, more and more organisations are trying to increase the level of creative and innovation capabilities within their businesses. One line of development has been an increased interest in creative problem solving. Creative problem-solving Creative problem-solving is used to attack […]

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A New Study On The Role Organisational Culture Plays In Creating A Knowledge Culture

Knowledge culture

One of the most striking things about the current era is the unbridled access that individuals and organisations have to data and knowledge. Organisations that build their culture around gathering, sharing and exploiting knowledge often have increased levels of intellectual capital. Knowledge is a highly valued resource, due to its potential to enhance a business’s […]

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Dark Triad Executive and Business Coaches – A New Study

Coach-Dark-Triad-Traits

Coach Dark Triad Traits may be a neglected area of attention. What happens when the coach has dark triad traits? In a new study, Professor Adrian Furnham, of University College London has explored the area of coach dark triad traits and what impact they might have on coachees. Executive Coaching Executive coaching is a popular […]

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White Lies in Performance Reviews – do they matter?

Performance reviews are a common feature of organisational life. But we live in a society that values being polite and kind to others. As a result, when managers give their employees’ performance feedback, they often struggle to give negative critiques. Some leaders and managers often choose to soften criticism by telling white lies to avoid […]

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A New Study on the Complex Nature of Microaggressions

Nature of microaggressions

The Nature of microagressions tend to be misunderstood. Even though the concept of microaggressions has been circulating in psychiatry for 4 decades, the term has only recently become popular in mainstream organisational and societal consciousness. Originally, the idea of microaggressions was used to describe the veiled hostility and disdain shown to African Americans by racist […]

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New Research on Problems with the Lean Start-up Methodology

Lean start-up problems

The lean start-up method has become a very popular and well-used approach for entrepreneurs building new businesses. The Lean Start-Up method, which has close links to agile product development and manufacturing, may not be as suitable for most start-ups as it first appears. A recent is calling in to question whether this and the business […]

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