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Just How Useful Is The Oxford Review?
....ask someone who gets it
I use the Oxford Review to keep my team up-to-date with the latest thinking. We all find it really useful on a day-to-day basis. It is quite amazing how many times something comes up during the work day where we find ourselves quoting or using a piece of research you have sent me. It has got to the stage where my team are expected to have a contribution on just about anything. It has certainly boosted the role and value of HR in the company.
It is just invaluable to me in my role. There is no where else I could get such up-to-date research findings and just about every single one is right on target as far as I am concerned. If the Oxford Review had life membership I would sign up in a heartbeat.
At first I got the review for my own personal development. It has been so useful that I now have subscriptions for every single one of my managers. I would say that there isn't a month that goes by that we don't collectively discuss at least one of the articles.
Everyone in the department gets the Oxford Review. The briefings are fascinating and really easy to understand. We all use them. I use them in my training sessions. They are great for starting discussions and running training sessions around. I am often emailing the weekly briefings out to people in the organisation. They are a very good resource for all of us, in fact I don't know of anyone on the team who doesn't use them.
At first I thought this was just another Harvard Business Review. How wrong was I? It is the most up-to-date look at research that really has just been published and most importantly just about every article is useful and makes me think. The BIG plus though is that on it's own The Oxford Review forms the basis of our evidence based practice. I wouldn't be without it now.
I came across The Oxford Review through my daughter. She kept showing me articles and briefings all of which were exceptionally useful to running a business so I got a subscription. At the price it's a real steal. From my point of view it has given me the most up-to-date knowledge about what we should be doing. I have just bought a subscription for each of my managers, including my HR manager. I suppose it would be correct to say that your review is now at the backbone of this company. Keep up the good work.