This week our members received the following three research briefings…
- Psychological flexibility
- The four dilemmas of strategic timing
- Knowledge management success in organisations
Keywords: Psychological inflexibility, Psychological flexibility, cognitive flexibility, cognitive inflexibility, coaching
Psychological flexibility refers to a number of things, such as how an individual:
- Adapts and adjusts to changing circumstances and demands.
- Reconfigures, shifts and refocuses their mental resources.
- Is able to change perspective and view things from different view points.
- Balances and negotiates competing and conflicting needs, wants, desires and demands.
Importantly, previous studies have found that psychological flexibility is a non- permanent psychological state that can be fostered and developed over time. It has also been strongly linked to resilience and emotional stability. A 2015 study found that psychological flexibility is the single largest factor which insulates or ‘inoculates’ armed services personnel who have engaged in combat from stress, depression and the risk of suicide. Psychological flexibility was found to prevent emotional distress following combat exposure.
This briefing is based on two new studies that have just been published about how psychological flexibility predicts mental health outcomes and responses to stress
Members can download this research briefing for free – Login and click here: The critical importance of psychological flexibility and how it predicts mental health outcomes and resilience
Keywords: strategy, strategy implementation, timing, strategy timing, strategic implementation, dilemma
Developing and executing a strategy successfully takes more than just strategy formation and execution. A range of previous studies over the last 30 years have shown that getting the timing right when implementing a strategy is every bit as vital as its execution. The timing of the strategic move can make the difference between success and failure. Understanding not only when the optimal time to implement a strategy is, but also understanding how to pace strategy implementation are critical factors in successful strategy execution.
A new study by researchers has looked at the issue of strategic timing and found that there are four primary dilemmas facing leaders and managers trying to get the timing of their strategy right…
Members can download this research briefing for free – Login and click here: The four dilemmas of strategy timing
Keywords: knowledge management, knowledge management success, organisational factors
Knowledge, in any organisation, is, and should be, considered to be a strategic asset. As such, knowledge management (the collection, collation, storage, dissemination and appropriate use of knowledge) should be considered a high priority in any organisation or company. Many previous studies have shown that constructive knowledge management is a key element in an organisation’s competitive advantage, operational success, productivity and profitability.
A new review of previous research studies has been conducted to see what correlations there are for organisational success factors of knowledge management in peer-reviewed research papers published since 2000. In short, the study wanted to find out what factors have been found that predict knowledge management tool success.
Members can download this research briefing for free – Login and click here: What organisational factors increase the chances of knowledge management success?
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