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How to build agile teams in an established business

Digital technology has paved the way for a host of dynamic property technology (PropTech) start-ups. With more established businesses, including housebuilders, now developing their own applications too, they need a workforce capable of delivering change

Article by: Nigel Smith | Published: 8 July 2019

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To drive successful innovation we have to tackle stress first’

In an age filled with fear and apprehension regarding the future of work, creativity and innovation were supposed to be the things that could save us. Perennially at the top of lists of what work-life skills will be central in the future, they are special in also bringing with them a promise of better work now.

Article by: Alf Rehn | Published: 25 May 2019

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How managers’ good intentions can hinder employees’ success 

Years ago, and by ‘years’ I mean in the industrial revolution, the relationship between employees and employers was cultivated on the basis of money. Over time, that transitioned to one where benefits would be forthcoming, and unions and work councils were formed to protect the rights of employees.

Article by: Rob Whitfield | Published: 11 May 2019

Top tips on how to find the time

They are so busy trying to keep on top of everything, that they reported losing sight of what they were trying to achieve and the bigger picture of why these things needed to be done. The paradox is that the more senior you are, the more you are paid to think and the less to do.

Article by: Dominic Irvine | Published: 9 May 2019

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How to Create Organisational Agility in Times of Unprecedented Change

It’s hard to overstate the unprecedented pace of change that every organisation faces in today’s VUCA world. In order to survive this onslaught of change, organisations need to displace typical organisational dynamics and traditional models of management with a more agile way of existing that increases the organisation’s ability to respond rapidly to change.   

Article by: Dominic Ashley-Timms | Published: 14 September 2018

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The winds of change are blowing in Africa

It is unthinkable that one of the poorest continents in the world could have some lessons that the UK would do well to learn. Yet, whilst Africa is far behind the UK and Europe in terms of the way women are treated, the winds of change are blowing there. The Africa Human Development Report 2016 shows that gender equality is recognised to be an issue, and, encouragingly, that an agenda for action has been proposed.

Article by: Eunice Baguma Ball | Published: 19 December 2017

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Challenging convention in the face of change

The workplace is changing rapidly. In fact, the pace of change is so fast that organisations are having to adapt many of their traditional processes and approaches to keep up in a highly competitive and connected world. Claire-Jayne Green, Group Chief People Officer - Servest.

Article by: Claire-Jayne Green | Published: 14 August 2017

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That human thing

To cut through complexity of change, we must focus on critical activities that can really transform organisations. A vital role is identifying and prioritising which activities will have greatest impact, and helping peers focus on people, maintaining those all-important human connections.

Article by: Dr Simon Hayward | Published: 9 August 2017