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.
Published: 14 February 2018
Each month we will be sharing four, carefully-chosen articles from the latest issue of our flagship publication, which exemplify the ... View Article
Published: 31 January 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
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.
Published: 17 November 2017
“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.
Published: 19 June 2017
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.
Published: 31 May 2017
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.
Published: 29 April 2017
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.
Published: 13 March 2017
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.
Published: 4 January 2017
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.
Published: 28 September 2016