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How to accept new thinking

Malcolm Knowles posited that resonance – new learning relating to what they already know – helped adults to assimilate new learning. But resonance can get in the way of us changing our beliefs, as we discount information that does not support what we already know.  Recent research finds that students assimilate less when they use […]

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Get moving for physical and emotional health

Despite limited evidence for osteopathy, some advice is common sense. Osteopath Matt Langford writes: “Our bodies have evolved to function with movement… We need an optimal balance between static thinking time and the physical actions our body requires for health to flourish”. More employers are encouraging people to exercise, sit-stand desks (and even treadmill desks) […]

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HR and Finance to merge – Good idea?

We all know that HR plays a vital role in challenging their employees to spend their time, talent and energy in ways that support the organisation’s goals.  Combining HR and Finance functions may help with that as it leads to data integration, process integration and organisational integration. That’s why 35% of companies are planning the […]

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too clever to be a leader?

Leaders who stand apart intellectually and are prone to complex language are less inspiring.  When the IQ gap between a leader and employees exceeds about 18 points, staff begin to rate the boss as less competent.  Meanwhile, introverts tend to pass on emergent leadership positions, due to their expectation of high stress, meaning we may […]

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Finishing schools at work

Induction – or on-boarding – is difficult, especially for young workers unfamiliar with workplace norms. Ideally, business leaders would want compulsory work experience in schools, so that young people join the workforce ready for business.  In the US, some firms have created finishing schools to address the same problem.  When it comes to employee handbooks, […]

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