WE EXPLORE. More than facts.

We want to understand why business team performance, quality improvement and change often fails and provide research evidence to organisations large and small that are challenged by managerial, leadership, change, quality and human resource (HR) issues. 

Research is undertaken independently, focusing on the interplay between different ideas and approaches, and using them as inspiration to improve learning design, creative thinking and innovative practice.

Our research interest areas include:

  1. Cognitive Learning Technologies (Smart Learning and Artificial Intelligence)
  2. Ethnolinguistic Vitality (active collective behaviour in virtual teams)
  3. Estill Voice Care (vocal production, versatility and health)
  4. HR Futures (looking at the future for HR and L&D practitioners)

HELP US WITH OUR ONGOING RESEARCH.

With patterns of business working being subject to change, never before has the pace been more rapid than now.  The driving force comes from both organisations, who want to change the way their employees’ work is organised to better suit business needs, and from individuals who want to achieve a better balance between work and home life.  This will change employment contracts, career progression paths and team working.  This growing trend for on demand employment (or the gig economy) will bring a workforce who provide their services on a short-term/flexible basis either in person or remotely via a digital platform technologies.  HR departments may well find themselves hiring independent contractors and freelancers instead of full-time employees.  A gig economy could undermine the traditional approach of employing full-time workers who rarely change positions and instead focus on a lifetime portfolio career.

So with these changes around the corner, how is HR viewed and what is its place in the organisation?

In 2013 (cycle #1) and each year since, we’ve been asking C-level executives, HR, Training, OD and other associated professionals their views about HR.  We want to know how the function is seen through the eyes of those who experience and use it as well as those who work in it.

So can you help us to continue to capture the HR mood?

ACADEMIC SUPPORT.

If you are a student of Józefa Fawcett on one of the following academic courses, then please use this form to book study support time.

MA HRM / MA IHRM / MSc BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGY

University of Westminster (London, UK)

GLOBAL MBA

University of London (London, UK)

MA TALENT MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT

IE Business School (Madrid, Spain)