Innovation is a lodestar term used to help companies advance unscathed and resilient from the current economic and social uncertainties. The aim is to evolve and gain some sort of competitive edge in whatever ‘new normal’ emerges. Yet innovation is often overused under-actualised.
Article by 20 October 2020
The UK has been celebrating National Work Life Week for over ten years now; while the US designates the whole of October as work-family month. It’s fair to say that for most people work-life balance has taken an enormous hit this year. Which is why employers must make it a key priority as we figure out ‘new normal’ ways of working.
Article by 14 October 2020
Workplaces are fraught with new sensitivities and complexities. The number of employment rights under which an employee could make a tribunal claim has more than trebled since the 1980s - and now, the muddle of Covid-19, the pressures from movements such as Black Lives Matter and #metoo have brought yet further potential for disputes, activism and disruption.
Article by 13 October 2020
HR departments are being stretched in many different ways at the moment but one of the issues which hasn’t gone away is how to look after and meet the needs of a diverse workforce, particularly with a variety of different ... View Article
Article by 8 October 2020
There is hardly a day when one doesn’t come across some depressing news about the ‘habitually faltering’ economy and/or the high failure rates of start-ups that dominate the Digital Age. Compounding the matter are the spectacular ascents and spiraling descents ... View Article
Article by 6 October 2020
One of the most difficult aspects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is that there is no clear end date to this crisis. With talks of ‘second wave’ infection rates on the rise, the best practice approach for many has been ... View Article
Article by 30 September 2020
Entrepreneurs, misfits, crazy ones, rebels, troublemakers, risk takers and rule breakers. Just a few of the terms used to describe us entrepreneurs over the last 20 years. Since the term ‘entrepreneur’ emerged into everyday vocabulary, entrepreneurs have become synonymous with disruptive style behaviours, which has in turn become synonymous with mythical success and disruptive greatness.
Article by 29 September 2020
As we begin to re-imagine a new, better normal and assess how work evolution has been accelerated by the pandemic and subsequent lockdown, many of the traditional foundations on which employment have been based for generations, look medieval and none more-so than the cornerstone of Performance Management, the dreaded annual performance review.
Clearly it has no place in the present and future frame and arguably, was never fit for purpose. Few would argue that performance reviews were anything other than an anathema to the spirit of creativity and collaboration. But by far the greatest negative of annual reviews was the blunt instrument of either financial rewards for positive or punitive action for negative. In the evolving world of collaborative effort and knowledge share, the reality is that contribution is far more complex, nuanced and discretionary.
Article by 24 September 2020
The recent Black Lives Matter movement has raised the focus on diversity & equality back into the radar. The commitment to this should not be underestimated. Every organisation understands this powerful statement: “A more diverse workforce has been proven to ... View Article
Article by 22 September 2020
As businesses across the UK continue to welcome their employees back to work, many are experiencing confused feelings of positivity and trepidation about their return to the office. Our research found that while over half (53%) of employees are worried ... View Article
Article by 17 September 2020