The Oxford Review Blog: Evidence-based practice research briefings

The 5DC dimensions of curiosity and curious people

Curiousity

The old saying the curiosity killed the cat is wrong. It should be curiosity skilled the cat. In this research briefing that was sent to members in 2021 I look at a study that examined the 5 dimensions of curiosity and curious people. Do you recognise yourself?  Curiosity refers to the recognition, pursuit and exploration […]

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A new study on the psychology of trust in face-to-face and virtual teams

Psychology of teams

A plethora of previous research has confirmed the critical role of trust in team formation, maintenance, and outcomes. With over 3.3 million research papers looking at trust in a team context, and approximately 58,000 new studies looking at trust in teams in 2020 alone, the empirical evidence that intra-team trust is a critical factor for […]

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How to Coach in a Digital World and What is Coming Next?

Organisational Success Podcast

Whilst the pandemic ‘bumped’ many coaches into a using digital platforms to connect with their clients, this is just the start of a trend that is heading into an increasingly digital world. What does it mean for coaches and coaching? What is coming up for coaching? And how, as a coach can you thrive as […]

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How Noise Causes Problems with Our Decision-Making Capability

Organisational Success Podcast

There are many things that interfere with our ability to make good decisions and judgements. In a new book by Daniel Kahneman, Cass Sunstein and Olivier Sibony, noise is identified as having a major negative impact on both our decision-making and judgements. In this fascinating interview, David talks with co-author Professor Olivier Sibony about what noise […]

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These Three Things Predict Performance in multi-national organisations…

Cultural intelligence

Recent research has begun to show that there are three concepts that largely predict an individual manager’s or leader’s performance and competence in multi-cultural or cross-geographic situations: Cultural intelligence or CQ Global mindset Cross-cultural competence Cultural intelligence Cultural intelligence refers to an individual’s ability to operate effectively in multi- and cross-cultural contexts in terms of […]

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Build Better Teams: Creating Winning Teams in the Digital Age

Organisational Success Podcast

Teams are an essential part of any organisation’s life. In recent years, many teams have had to go online and operate remotely. Regardless of whether they are in person or online, all teams need developing. In this podcast David talks with George Karseras, the author of the book Build Better Teams: Creating Winning Teams in […]

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Developing effective implicit or unconscious bias interventions – New study

Bias

By its very nature, implicit or unconscious bias is a problem that influences the decision-making, behaviour, attitudes, thinking and communication of most people without their knowledge and in spite of their desire to be more objective. …implicit or unconscious bias is a problem that influences the decision-making, behaviour, attitudes, thinking and communication of most people […]

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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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