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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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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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