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About Cinthya Quijano

Cinthya is the Director of Change Differently Ltd. She has an international upbringing and over 10 years of cross sector experience in Organisation Development as an external and internal consultant. Her passion is to inspire organisational success through people and is a proud member of the Engage for Success movement.

Going Back to Basics

March to April seems to be my conference period, that time I take to re-energise, see what the latest thinking is and hang out with my tribe. This year I attended the Engage for Success Conference and the Organisation Development Network Europe Conference. I am not going to talk about highlights as I’ve done that through my various social media channels already. Instead thinking about all the HR Directors that are reading this, thought I’d share what keeps coming back up in my mind; this is a reflective piece rather than a tip and hints one.

Article by 4 June 2018

Cultural Change is in Every Change

I’ve always loved Darwin’s quote as I believe it is so true for organisations as a whole. The one’s that thrive are most adaptable, and actually in the world we live in today it is not just about being responsive to change… it’s about being the change. Organisations that challenge the status quo, that continue evolving; innovating are the ones that are thriving at the moment. The deeper you look into change, the more you notice that all change comes back to a core aspect: the culture of an organisation. This tends to change or mould for things to happen, even if it is sometimes just a tweak.

Article by 8 March 2018

People at the Heart of Business

I want to talk about the greater aspect of Employee Engagement. The sad truth is that the statistics around this have not changed much since the Engage for Success research started. 1 out of 3 UK employees are disengaged. What I tell my clients, is if your engagement scores aren’t going up, staying still is still not a good thing.

Article by 15 February 2018

Why we really need to focus on the Employee Experience

I still get funny looks when I talk to organisations around humanising the workplace or just getting them to try to stop thinking of humans as resources and just more like people. The worst part of it, is that I not only get these looks from organisational leaders but also HR colleagues who I thought would be up for a bit of disruption of the current status quo.

Article by 1 February 2018

Are robots really going to take all our jobs?

It’s amazing how many conversations I have had lately with people around this subject. I self-confess a fan of Artificial Intelligence (AI, not to be confused with another great AI of Appreciative Inquiry). However, I am even a greater fan of what’s behind the AI… yes I am talking about humans.

Article by 13 November 2017

Why change is a bad word?

I've noticed a trend at different events I've gone to that I'd like to share with you as readers. I get asked the typical question, "what do you do?", and I mention that I'm an organisation development professional. I usually get asked what that means.

Article by 5 June 2017

Diversity in a Divided World

2016 was a hard year for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda. 2017 is the year we will see the impact of many decisions taken in the external environment which since 2016 have started to create noise, uncertainty and a division not only in the UK, but in the world.

Article by 8 February 2017