Category Archives for Communication

Interview Tips based on Psychological Research

Likeability is important. Since 1960 Gallup has been monitoring public opinion on presidential candidates, taking into account party affiliation, the impact of important issues of the day, and likeability. From these factors, it may surprise you to learn that only the likeability factor has consistently predicted the winning candidate. Psychological research has also been done […]

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The Delphi Technique | Method

When groups come together to make decisions, very often group dynamics can result in the team making the wrong decision because they fall into the trap of groupthink. Groupthink is essentially a type of behavior which can be exhibited by groups whereby they reach a perceived consensus on the majority view, without critically thinking or testing alternative […]

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Kotter Change | How to Lead Change

In order to remain competitive organizations must continuously change. The aim of every major change initiative is to reap rewards for the organization in some form. However, many change initiatives are unsuccessful, and in the worst case scenario, where everything is riding on the initiative, the end result can be the collapse of the organization. […]

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Wideband Delphi

Delphi Estimation is an effort estimation technique based on reaching consensus. It was first developed at the RANK Corporation in the 1940s. The Wideband version of Delphi Estimation was developed in the 1970s, and is called Wideband because it involves much more discussion and communication between those creating the estimates. Wideband Delphi Estimation is performed […]

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