Dealing with workplace conflict can’t be put on hold. The COVID-19 lockdown period will bring many moments of sympathy and community among employees working remotely – but inevitably it will also mean flashpoints. Shocks of change. Constant uncertainty. Sudden shifts ... View Article
Article by 14 April 2020
As someone who has worked remotely for years, I thought that my professional life during the COVID19 outbreak would be largely familiar. Then they closed the schools…
Article by 7 April 2020
Organisational politics (OP) has long been one of the key movers of behavioral dynamics within organizations. At one stage or another, majority of the professionals have to come to terms with the dilemma of leveraging organizational politics in order to ... View Article
Article by 2 April 2020
Digitisation is affecting business functions across the board, from finance to sales and marketing – and increasingly HR, which has a lot to gain from taking greater advantage of data and analytics. While in the global media we see stories ... View Article
Article by 31 March 2020
In 2019, Glassdoor chief economist Andrew Chamberlain predicted that the 2020’s would be a “culture-first” decade, during which leaders will make employee engagement a core business focus.
Article by 26 March 2020
As I surfed the net about 10 years ago, preparing for a presentation on managing people, I found a thought-provoking survey that graphically illustrated the different values of managers and employees.[i] Both managers and employees had rated 10 factors influencing motivation, and the rating was vastly different. Managers rated Good wages and Job security as the top two factors. Employees rated Appreciation of work well done and a Feeling of “being in on things” top.
Article by 24 March 2020
The mysterious and often shadowy art of executive search has used similar methodologies since the Rolodex days of the 1970s and 80s. Historically, the process is lengthy and costly, and operates with a lack of transparency and accountability. But executives ... View Article
Article by 19 March 2020
The age of deference to authority is over. What was once a natural, common instinct is in short supply. No longer is there an assumption that employers are laudable institutions with worthy intentions - or a sense of the need to bow down to managers and bosses. Employees want reassurance and proof of an employer’s commitment to a social and environmental ‘good’.
Article by 17 March 2020
As more and more organisations are realising the long term benefits of wellbeing investment there’s still many businesses out there lagging behind. We’re often challenged by old school mentalities that either don’t get it or they are just to “Manly” to admit that some people need more support. As a wellbeing provider one of my key roles is to take the non believers and persuade them that looking after their people will both benefit themselves and the organisations.
Article by 12 March 2020
Consumerism is at work all around us. We find ourselves aiding and abetting what has become a scourge of our times, from the moment we wake until we go back to sleep (and even then, we set things up so our consumption can continue unabated).
Article by 10 March 2020