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The real missing link | Print – Issue 160 | Article of the Week

From our ancient ancestors, we humans have always been hierarchical - that's our natural state - and how we work and live in groups most effectively. But evidence suggests that resistance to being dominated has been a key driver in the evolutionary development of human consciousness - we don't like being told what to do and we tend to disengage if we have no influence in a situation.

Article by: Sam Dods | Published: 14 February 2018

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Popular culture is ahead of office culture

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.

Article by: Blair McPherson former Director of Community services | Published: 28 December 2017

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Male bosses avoid being alone with women at work

However, this type of behaviour does not just occur in high-profile industries. Indeed, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has reported that a third of women in Britain have been subjected to unwelcome jokes and sexual comment. The extent to which such behaviour continues to pervade the workplace, and the fact that perpetrators appear to have continued to get away with it until now, mean the subject must be addressed with renewed vigour.

Article by: Caroline Philipps & Nick Tsatsas | Published: 17 November 2017

A NICE culture

“Niceness” in the workplace can be an undervalued quality, however a recent study from Monarch Airlines has revealed that employing “nice” staff makes for both a happier and more productive workforce. From Rob Foulkes, Head of Digital & Marketing at Monarch.

Article by: Rob Foulkes | Published: 19 June 2017

Organisation Culture – Out of Office

Dove Nest provides experiential Learning and Development in our base in the Lake District and globally, to leading companies to develop Talent, Leadership, Change, Teambuilding, Emotional Intelligence, Culture, Self-awareness and Strategic Thinking. Article by Kieran MacCourt is the Marketing Director for Dove Nest Group.

Article by: Kieran MacCourt | Published: 31 May 2017

Dealing with the Culture Conundrum

We often dismiss ‘culture’ as a load of self-serving consultant speak. Companies roll out initiatives designed to improve the working culture, there is a big hurrah, then things would settle back to the way they have always been. From Jean Gamester at Semaphora.

Article by: Jean Gamester | Published: 29 April 2017

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Where policies end – culture begins?

Imagine waking up, having breakfast with your family or going for a run. Then you work a couple of hours in your office at home. Article by Agnes Uhereczky, the WorkLife HUB.

Article by: Agnes Uhereczky | Published: 13 March 2017

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How does political correctness affect your team?

At a team building session I was facilitating recently, one staff member said he was getting rather weary of the 'Chinese whispers' going around the team. Soon after, the manager stood up, put one hand on the hip, pointed a finger at him and exclaimed “that is not a politically correct comment!” The staff member looked mortified. From Professional Sneha Khilay, Development Consultant and Trainer, working in Personal and Professional Development in International Markets. She is the founder of Blue Tulip Training.

Article by: Sneha Khilay, founder of Blue Tulip Training | Published: 4 January 2017

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The division bell

Something odd is happening in politics and it should be ringing alarm bells in the corporate world. As we watch, whatever your political views, there is an increasing degree of disconnect between the projects pursued by our elected leaders and representatives and the electorate’s view of those projects. Clearly too, there are some important lessons to be learnt from the turmoil that is being whipped up across the political and geographical spectrum.

Article by: | Published: 28 September 2016