The Oxford Review Blog: Evidence-based practice research briefings

How Resilient Organisations Respond to Low Chance – High Impact Events

Resilient organisations

Resilient organisations: Dealing with sudden unexpected and unplanned for emergencies, is not easy for any organisation. However resilient organisations do things very differently. There is no doubt that the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic has, and is, currently creating significant levels of disruption and uncertainty for many organisations, both large and small. What are termed as low […]

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Hubris: The Effect It Has On Organisations And People

Dennis Toursh

Hubris is frequently forwarded as an explanation for many forms of organisational failure. Hubris is a form of  overconfidence or extreme and inordinate self-confidence, over-optimism, excessive self-esteem, pride as well as arrogance. Hubris as an explanation for organisational failure Studies have found that recourse to hubris as an explanation for organisational failure, particularly in industries like […]

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Why Leadership Development Courses Do More Harm Than Good

Leadership development

Leadership development programmes are probably one of the most popular forms of development for aspiring and active leaders. Their aim is to make leaders more conscious of the impact they can have and equip them with the tools of leadership. A recent study examining the impact these programmes have has discovered that the programmes may […]

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How to use Neuroscience for Learning and Development

Organisational Success Podcast

Neuroscience is probably the most misunderstood and misapplied area of both science and within the field of learning and development. In this podcast, David talks with Stella Collins, author of the book Neuroscience for Learning and Development: How to Apply Neuroscience and Psychology for Improved Learning and Training.  Podcast Subscribe Subscribe to the podcast here: […]

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A new study on technology trends and practices – Agile architecture

Technology trends

A new study looking at the agile technology and architecture trends, practices and success factors in teams and organisation. Underpinning much of the technological development is an agile digital architecture that is based on versatile, constantly changing and evolving software, that is flexible and has the capability to learn as it is being used. Digital […]

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Coaching Presence: What it is and how to develop it with Dr. Roger Noon

Organisational Success Podcast

Coaching presence or how present any particular coach or coachee is at any particular moment during a coaching session can have a significant impact on the outcomes of the coaching process. In this podcast David Wilkinson, the editor of the Oxford Review talks with Dr. Roger Noon about coaching presence and the C2 model coaching presence. […]

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How algorithms are reshaping organisational control – A new study

Organisational control

Algorithms and algorithmic technologies are probably the fastest growing technologies affecting the world of work today. Algorithms are rapidly becoming a daily part of organisational operation and control. You really need to understand how they are changing the world of work. In this post we look at some new research about how algorithms are changing […]

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The Big Problem with Using Personality Instruments for Giving Feedback

Organisational Success Podcast

Using Personality Instruments for Work-Related Feedback Personality instruments, indicators or tests are used in many organisations and by coaches and consultants around the world for giving feedback to employees and executives about work-related performance and for developmental purposes. The idea appears simple. Understanding your personality can give you insights into your performance and how you […]

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The cost of not being able to be emotionally honest at work – A new study

Emotionally dishonest

Many workers, such as shop service counter employees, hospitality workers etc. are required to interact with customers with a smile and continue to be positive and upbeat, regardless of their own feelings. This process, known as emotional labour can have very real consequences… Emotional Labour Originally, the term referred to individuals who were in frontline […]

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