The Oxford Review Blog: Evidence-based practice research briefings

Trust and risk-taking in virtual and face-to-face teams – new study

Trust in teams

Both virtual and face-to-face teams have exactly the same predictors and indicators or outcomes of team trust and they need to be clearer and more purposeful/overt in virtual teams Interpersonal trust Interpersonal trust is a key component of any effective human interaction and predicts a wide range of organisational outcomes, including teamwork. Recent studies found […]

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Risk assessment of mobile working – new research

risk assessment - mobile working

A recent report on the global mobile workforce has forecasted that by 2022 the percentage of people working from portable and mobile devices and who are not primarily location based will exceed 42.5% of the global workforce, accounting for some 1.87 billion people working remotely from mobile devices. Benefits of decoupling workers and employees from […]

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Does the Emotional Freedom Technique actually do anything? A new study

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

One of the more controversial emotion regulation techniques to appear over the last 10 years is the Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT. The basis of EFT, or ‘tapping’ as it often known, is a mixture of cognitive therapy and somatic or sensory stimulation and involves fingertip pressure and tapping on several ‘acupressure’ points on the […]

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Data Driven Decision-making And Lean Six Sigma – A New Study

Data Driven

As the penetration of technology increases its pace within businesses and organisations around the world, organisations are increasingly turning to technology to assist with large-scale data driven decision-making. Many decisions within organisations are now dependent on both the technology and the quality and currency of the data being used. Organisational metrics Organisations are also pretty […]

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When overqualified people may be your best option – new research

Overqualified

Overqualified professionals It is common these days to find vastly over qualified professionals being hairdressers, taxi drivers, waiters/waitresses, etc. Additionally, many jobseekers these days intentionally omit academic qualifications, work experience and senior roles they have held in order to obtain a job for which they would normally be considered to be overqualified. Experienced and well-qualified […]

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How to Moderate Extreme Thinking, Behaviour and Obsessions at Work

Organisational Success Podcast

Extremism, or behaviour and thinking that becomes relentlessly focused on one or a small group of issues, can be seen as both a negative and a positive dependent on the intention and outcome. For example, professional tennis players Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, artist Henry Matisse, scientist Marie Curie, the Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức, who […]

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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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