In the world of personalisation, algorithms predicting what we are going to do next and robots taking on more of the tasks that people used to do, there is even more of a need to integrate empathy, authenticity and the human factor in our leadership who ever we are in the organisation from the CEO to those who have just started out in the company. As we imagine the future of work, we should see that human emotional intelligence is going to be needed more than ever alongside the technological advances we will be working with.
Article by 29 August 2019
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
Stuart Lancaster, the previous England Rugby Manager, had a philosophy that “culture proceeds performance”. It was a slogan that was written on the walls around Twickenham. What this meant was that the delivery of sustainable performance requires the creation of ... View Article
Article by 22 August 2019
L&D. Learning and Development. It’s a title every HR manager and director across the country understands. Or do they? Because, when you stop and think about it, what does learning and development really mean? To the businesses who pay for ... View Article
Article by 21 August 2019
As wonderful as live plants are, they’re not always suitable for every environment. For example, office plants in large buildings without enough natural light may not always look their best, and having fresh flowers delivered each week may not be the most appropriate or cost effective option for some businesses.
Article by 20 August 2019
What are you working on currently to develop yourself? This is a question I ask people when they join my training workshops in leadership skills. When you ask the question you normally get a bit of a puzzled look on ... View Article
Article by 15 August 2019
There is an increasing trend within the business world to incorporate technology, especially, AI-enabled, that can provide a competitive edge and sustain the efficient running of operations without the ‘complexities’ of managing large workforces. However, such endeavors are often embroiled in controversy as the perilous allure of embracing technology, without conducting the necessary due-diligence on its optimal use, fuels distrust, discontent and divisiveness among the alienated employees. Such an impact is significantly felt either in a highly cohesive corporate culture firmly bound by shared values that affirms a strong psychological contract or in a strongly unionized environment that is genetically predisposed to viewing any management slogans of ‘progress’ with suspicion.
Article by 14 August 2019
We’ve all heard of the benefits of a diverse workforce – research shows that companies with a good balance of men and women are 15% more likely to outperform their competitors, and those with a good mix of ethnic background ... View Article
Article by 13 August 2019
Contrasting skills, personalities and attitudes are vital for the essential mix that healthy organisations need. Thinking about the requirements of the roles within your team or organisation in somewhat simple terms can help you arrange and marshal your resources in the numbers needed, where needed – just as a general organises their forces for the campaign ahead.
Article by 8 August 2019
Want to improve your public speaking? Watch the news! A TV newsroom is a public speaking machine where the key roles correspond directly to the key elements of a business speech. The news anchor engages the viewer and gives the ... View Article
Article by 6 August 2019