Social contracts, returning to the office and retaining your people in the new hybrid workplace

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Posted 20 May 2022 by Melissa Summer, The Myers-Briggs Company

As employees return to the office, they’re expecting more flexibility in their social contracts with employers. How can HR help?

Managing conflict

Managing conflict
Posted 24 Aug 2018 by OPP

How can we help you reach better resolutions?

Is conflict holding you back?

Is conflict holding you back
Posted 08 Aug 2018 by OPP

Change your approach to conflict and you can change the outcome

Top tips for increasing the impact of your team coaching – part 1

Posted 18 Jun 2015 by Katy Lyne - Principal Consultant at OPP

As an OPP Consultant, I work with many teams across a wide variety of sectors and industries. I was recently talking to a client, herself an L&D practitioner, who asked me about my approach to team coaching – in  particular what my ‘top tips’ were for ensuring that the work had impact and made a real difference to how the team functions. This got me thinking about the key elements involved.

Conflict and leadership: what does the data say?

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Posted 21 Apr 2015 by John Hackston - Head of R&D at OPP

Leaders are quick, decisive, and know what they want; they aren’t afraid to make unpopular decisions and they can be fiercely competitive. This might be a somewhat old-fashioned view of leadership, but new research by OPP suggests there is more than a grain of truth here.

Top five blog articles of 2014

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Posted 29 Dec 2014 by OPP Ltd

Visits to our Personality Matters blog were at an all-time high in 2014, and we covered a wide range of topics in our weekly posts. Over the last 12 months we've talked about the best MBTI-based books and the various resources available for L&D teams. We’ve promoted Movember, and we’ve commented on the Paul Flowers furore. We've also continued to thrive as thought leaders in a diverse range of workplace psychology issues, from recruitment and assessment centres to polarity management. But what are the top five posts that readers have returned to again and again?

Top 10 best-selling practitioner resources

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Posted 24 Nov 2014 by OPP

To celebrate the launch of the new shop we thought it would be useful to highlight the most popular resources that have been purchased through our online ordering during 2014. These are the items that our customers find most useful (along with the many popular reports ordered by practitioners via OPPassessment). How many of them are in your portfolio of essential resources?

Celebrating the TKI’s 40th year anniversary

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Posted 24 Jul 2014 by Ralph Kilmann - co-author of the Thomas-Kilmann Instrument

In Act 1 of my blog posts marking 40 years of the TKI, I described the circumstances surrounding the development of the instrument. In this continuation of the story I’ll explain how ongoing research and validation enabled it to become the world’s best-selling conflict management tool.

Celebrating the TKI’s 40th year anniversary

Posted 10 Jun 2014 by Ralph H. Kilmann - co-author of the Thomas-Kilmann Instrument

"While I don’t recall if there was a single moment, an epiphany of sorts, at some point Ken and I must’ve said out loud: 'Let’s develop a new instrument to measure the five conflict-handling modes'..." Ralph Kilmann recalls the origins of the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument in the first of two blog posts celebrating 40 years of the TKI.

Celebrate with 25 free resources for practitioners

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Posted 28 May 2014 by OPP

Few things in life are free – but OPP has some really cool free resources to support you in your work! To help celebrate our 25 years in the business, we’ve taken a trawl through the various goodies available for zero outlay on our website. They range from white papers and feedback materials to fun quick guides and infographics – many of which can also be found on our practitioner downloads page.