In today’s chaotic business landscape, change is the new constant. Organisations that want to flourish need adaptability in their DNA. But what does successful organisational change actually look like… and what role does HR have to play?
Published: 28 April 2017
Two thirds (66 percent) of organisations say innovation is crucial to survival; yet only 28 percent say they are innovating successfully to drive growth and increase revenue. Comment Frazer Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer at PA Consulting Group.
Published: 26 April 2017
Barry Oshry, a systems theorist, has noted that our efforts both to diagnose and intervene in organisations have a "persistent bias": we interpret things from a personal perspective. He notes that the leadership capacity of seeing the systemic contexts in which people operate is "missing": “When we don’t see systems, we see individual personalities. Our explanations are personal, and our solutions are personal. Fix the individual.” This prevailing view in organisations has many limitations. Article by Ed Rowland, Founder and Partner of The Whole Partnership, a Director of the Centre for Systemic Constellations (CSC).
Published: 24 April 2017
United Airlines is facing a PR nightmare after video emerged showing a passenger being forcibly removed from an ‘overbooked' flight. While the debate rages on regarding passenger rights when an airline requests ‘volunteers' to give up their seats, are there lessons that HR can learn from the incident? Comment from Pam Rogerson is HR Director for the ELAS Group.
Published: 18 April 2017
Gerry Brown, author of The Independent Director: The Non-Executive Director's Guide to Effective Board Presence (published by Palgrave Macmillan).
Published: 11 April 2017
British businesses must act on corporate governance, executive pay including long-term investment plans, and boardroom diversity to maintain the country’s strong international standing in corporate governance and address a worrying lack of trust of business amongst the public, say the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee. Comment from Iain Wright MP, Chair of the Business Innovation and Skills Committee.
Published: 8 April 2017
We live in challenging and stressful times; as individuals we have to cope with not only our own personal issues, upsets and losses but also the fear and anxiety that is held today by the vast majority of people across the world. From Self-help author Anne Jones.
Published: 4 April 2017
Without proper collaboration tools and processes, loss of institutional knowledge may become rampant; likely costing companies millions due to productivity loss. Comment from Elisa Steele, CEO of Jive Software.
Published: 31 March 2017
HR leaders are the crucial drivers of transformation in UK businesses through their roles of promoting devolved decision making, employee engagement and collaboration, finds new research from Ipsos LEAD and Cirrus.
Published: 21 March 2017
HR and training teams are tasked with the role of identifying, cultivating and developing their organisation’s talent. The business value of the work is clear to this group, yet often these talented professionals spend a huge amount of time proving the value of L&D programmes within their own organisations. Article from Andy Lothian, Chief Executive and Head of People - Insights.
Published: 20 March 2017