Organisational culture is what drives the behaviours that make an organisation successful. In a recent international study of more than 500 business leaders, 53 percent said that cultural fit sets great employees apart, more than employees’ skills at 39 percent.
Published: 1 August 2018
People like Laverne Cox who plays Sophia Burset in the Netflix prison drama Orange is the New Black have become global symbols and pushed transgender awareness into the mainstream but it is not surprising if office culture lags behind popular culture.
Published: 28 December 2017
Employers should do more to ensure employees do not feel pressured into working outside of their contractual hours and offer ... View Article
Published: 8 December 2017
According to the survey’s findings, almost half (47 percent) of business managers are either witnessing or engaging in whistleblowing(1), suggesting that there has been a shift in behaviour since 2014, when Censuswide conducted a similar survey in partnership with Freshfields and only 34 percent reported the same level of engagement. Similarly in the 2017 survey, only 13 percent of business managers now claim that their employers are discouraging whistleblowing.
Published: 22 November 2017
Are Dark Triad leaders ruling your organisation? In many cases, the answer is yes. The Dark Triad is an umbrella term that encompasses three specific personality traits: Machiavellianism, narcissism and psychopathy. Astonishingly, studies show that high levels of these traits are evident in the CEOs and senior management teams of today’s organisations.
Published: 17 November 2017
Some may not want to hear this but we feel too many researchers have actually been searching too hard. We believe the quest to find a magical silver bullet has caused many to forget first basics – that we are all, actually, humans, and so while complex, so-called ‘engagement strategies’ might be all well and good, if they don’t consider this very important concept, they won’t deliver the changes in performance leaders were hoping for.
Published: 9 November 2017
It’s not breaking news! If you want better results in your business, it comes down to yourself and your people. ... View Article
Published: 25 October 2017
Why is it that only one percent* of PAs (personal assistants) and EAs (executive assistants) are currently male? Article by ... View Article
Published: 14 October 2017
Partly due to the cultural stigma of taking time off work, as pace of change accelerates, just 8,700 new parents took advantage of the Shared Parental Leave system in 2016/17* making up less than one percent of the number of parents eligible, according to research by EMW, the commercial law firm. Comment Jon Taylor, Principal - EMW.
Published: 20 September 2017
Culture is that thing that makes the organisation what it is; it’s the DNA, the aura, the intangible “something” that makes a business unique. Sounds rather woolly, doesn’t it? Perhaps the Oxford English Dictionary can help: Culture; "the attitudes, the ideas, customs, and behaviour of a particular social group” - a collective of people think, act and interact. So, how do we change the way people think, shape their attitudes?
Published: 22 March 2017