How many companies today insist that all managers or leaders at a certain level attend an approved training course to acquire the skills they need for the job? Then everyone ticks the box and hopes that the inoculation of learning ... View Article
Article by 1 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 are 35% more likely to as well.
Article by 31 July 2019
In previous blogs I have written about the rationale, the planning and implementation of a great wellbeing programme, but what about keeping it going? This I have found can be one of the more common struggles organisations face when running a programme. As a wellbeing provider we often get brought in to initiate the launch and drum up some excitement. Continued responsibility is something organisations sometimes pass on to their HR team to manage or nominated employees, who by the way are often already stretched!
Article by 30 July 2019
As organisations increasingly operate in multi-cultural environments Diversity and Inclusion has risen up the HR agenda. It’s become important to both acknowledge the benefits of diversity and to foster workplace cultures that are inclusive towards diverse colleagues. An inclusive culture ... View Article
Article by 26 July 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 25 July 2019
It is said that we are living in a “VUCA” [BJ1] world – one characterised by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. This somewhat unpleasant sounding acronym originated at the U.S. Army War College. Originally used to articulate life after the Cold War, VUCA hits the nail on the head for many, if not all, sectors, industries, companies and colleagues today. Perhaps, though, it’s nothing new: uncertainty and complexity have always featured in the human condition. We are simply not omniscient nor omnipotent – a reality that persists despite the advent of the fourth industrial revolution[BJ2] with the access to the powerful Big Data it affords.
Article by 23 July 2019
Do you know anyone who has been bullied at work? Chances are that you do. That person might even be you. Have you also noticed that some people deal with it a lot better than others? Why might that be?
Article by 18 July 2019
When we encounter whistleblowing, bullying and harassment, we are confronted by the need to discuss the thorny issue of the “truth” and our perception of it. The investigation of and search for an objective truth is often driven by a need to establish right and wrong. This is followed, in some form or other, by the identification of a perpetrator and a victim, of a “crime” and punishment. This can cause us to be very cautious with our words and the truths we affiliate ourselves with. It can also cause us to oversimplify the issues, avoid the grey areas and curtail discussions that are difficult. This leads to a breakdown of trust and, with that, an unwillingness to be truthful for fear of unfair incrimination.
Article by 17 July 2019
One thing is sure between birth and death – and that is change. True on the organisational level, as well as the individual one. Every organisation, every business, goes through transformation as it grows, with evolving structure, leadership, personnel, aims, stresses and successes – and will go through different transformations as it downsizes, merges or winds up its business.
Article by 16 July 2019
It is now nearly two years since the #MeToo movement gained global recognition, but barely a week goes by without a new study being released or a high-profile news story breaking about the issue of workplace harassment. Indeed, on 26 June, 'This Is Not Working’- an alliance of more than 20 trade unions, charities and women’s rights organisations – launched a petition calling for a new law to force employers to prevent sexual harassment in their workplaces.
Article by 12 July 2019