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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.

A whole new normal

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 17 June 2020

This 2020 be a Role Model

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 18 February 2020

Your workspace is a reflection of your culture

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 27 August 2019

Change – Business Transformation and Evolution

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 25 July 2019

What does Agile mean to you?

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 30 April 2019

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