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A Roadmap for Facilitating Successful Digital Transformation

Organisational Success Podcast

Anything that gives an organisation the advantage when it comes to digital transformation id to be welcomes. In this, the last episode in the digital transformation series of podcasts, David and Melanie unpack some recent research looking at what the evidence says about successful digital transformation. Listen to “A Roadmap for Facilitating Successful Digital Transformation […]

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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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How Design Thinking and Resilience impact Organisational Transformations

Organisational Success Podcast

Anything that gives an organisation the edge during a transformation, particularly a digital transformation is to be welcomed. In this podcast Melanie Marshall and David look at some recent research about the links between design thinking, organisational resilience and transformation.  Podcast Subscribe to The Oxford Review Podcast in your favorite app Subscribe on iTunes Player […]

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How to Increase Employee Retention. The Role of Job Satisfaction and what Increases it

Organisational Success Podcast

Keeping good staff is becoming increasingly critical for many organisations. Working out what factors help with employee retention is important. One of those factors is job satisfaction. But what helps to increase job satisfaction? In this interview, David talks with Michelle Drake who has recently completed a study which will be of interest to many […]

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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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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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