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What is Organisational Development?

Businesses that want to change, pivot, grow and sustain their competitive advantage turn to Organisational Development specialists. Organisational Development (OD) is a field of applied science and draws on Sociology, Psychology (particularly Industrial-Organisational Psychology) and theories of motivation, leadership, learning and more. 

Apr 27, 2021

Topics: Psychology- Culture & Organisational Development- Change & Transformation

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Psychometric Testing in the Workplace

Psychometric assessments were first used by the US Army during World War I in an attempt to predict which soldiers would suffer from post-traumatic stress (called “shell shock” at the time). Today, the psychometric testing industry is estimated to be worth more than $500 million with annual growth estimated at 15%. 

Feb 23, 2021

Topics: Psychology- Recruitment & Selection- Profiling & Assessment Tools

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Brain Imaging and the Future of Psychometric Testing

In 2011, our research partner and psychometric assessment provider, TTI Success Insights, began conducting brain research using electroencephalographic (EEG) electromagnetic tomographic analysis (ETA) imaging techniques. 

Feb 23, 2021

Topics: Psychology- Profiling & Assessment Tools

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Emotions are Contagious

How can managers navigate uncertainty, lead with emotional intelligence and foster psychological safety in the current environment? Some of the answers lie within the current context of the present state as outlined in the table below.

Nov 24, 2020

Topics: Emotional Intelligence- Psychology

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Psychological Safety for Learning Behaviour & Development

What is one of the most critical factors in a fast-paced and ever-changing workplace? The answer is learning behaviour because it indicates how an employee can make sense of what is happening, learn and adapt, take action and advance the business in its journey. One of the best indicators of learning behaviour is psychological safety.

Nov 24, 2020

Topics: Psychology- Learning & Development- Future of Work

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Part I: Introduction to Psychological Safety in Teams

Psychological safety gives senior leaders new, actionable insights into staff productivity that significantly improve their organisation’s financial performance. 

Nov 3, 2020

Topics: Psychology- Culture & Organisational Development

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Part II: Measuring Psychological Safety in Teams

Psychological safety gives senior leaders new, actionable insights into staff productivity that significantly improve their organisation’s financial performance. 

Nov 3, 2020

Topics: Psychology- Culture & Organisational Development

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The Perfect Team According to Google Researchers

This article summarises the findings of “Project Aristotle”, in which Google researchers studied what made a team effective at Google. The researchers found that “what really mattered was less about who was on the team, and more about how the team worked together.”

Nov 3, 2020

Topics: Psychology- Human Resources- Culture & Organisational Development

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