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.
This month things are starting to open up and some are talking about the “return to normal”. Is this what we really want though? I personally think many people have started to question whether this was all really just to return to the exact same way we were living before the pandemic. Normal, doesn’t sound great from an environmental, political, social and wellbeing perspective to me. The status quo that reigned before the virus hit globally saw 1 out 3 employees feeling disengaged, the rise of unemployment and the rise of mental health concerns. So, my question to all organisational leaders is, is this really what we want to go back to? Is this the legacy we wish to leave as organisations in the world?
Article by Cinthya Quijano 17 June 2020
It is during these crazy times that organisations are presented with the biggest challenge: to show who they are and ... View Article
Article by Cinthya Quijano 28 May 2020
I’ve worked in and outside of HR throughout my career and have at many times defended us to friends and people I meet around what HR is or isn’t. Last year as I saw more and more of my friends and HR colleagues go through difficulties within their careers, the news on organisations closing down and listening to everyone around me, I got thinking we really need to make a point in being the role model for organisations especially when things are tough.
Article by Cinthya Quijano 18 February 2020
I have been working on what is now my third Office Move project within my working life. These have all had one very interesting thing in common, designing the workspace in a way that changes behaviour across the organisation promoting new ways of working.
Article by Cinthya Quijano 27 August 2019
This is where the difference has happened… we can no longer afford to stay still in organisations. Change is not just one project or one transformation that has an end point, it is a continuous cycle that must keep on going for any organisation to survive nowadays.
Article by Cinthya Quijano 25 July 2019
It is very interesting these last few years since I left the traditional workplace and started up on my own. I first heard about Agile while at a conference a few years back, it made sense so I went and researched more. Apparently Agile as a practice came from the Tech world, trying to do things faster and slicker but remaining ever so adaptable to change. Let’s face it when it comes to technology things do not stand still long enough for there to be a status quo anymore
Article by Cinthya Quijano 30 April 2019
Organisations used to talk about mission and vision, today we talk about purpose and vision, but what are they? Are they innately different? And why is it that some organisations find it hard to align these two concepts?
Article by Cinthya Quijano 11 October 2018
Employer brand seems to be the new buzz word going around business. What is employer brand? According to the CIPD ... View Article
Article by Cinthya Quijano 11 July 2018
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 Cinthya Quijano 4 June 2018
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 Cinthya Quijano 8 March 2018