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Oh the times, they have a-changed

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?

Article by: CIPD | Published: 28 April 2017

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UK companies failing to capitalise on innovation

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.

Article by: Frazer Bennett | Published: 26 April 2017

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The wisdom of the system

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).

Article by: Ed Rowland | Published: 24 April 2017

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What can HR learn from the United Airlines debacle?

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.

Article by: Pam Rogerson | Published: 18 April 2017

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British business must act on corporate governance now

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.

Article by: Iain Wright | Published: 8 April 2017

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Six ways to stay positive in a fearful world

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.

Article by: Anne Jones | Published: 4 April 2017

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Corporate amnesia – a UK epidemic

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.

Article by: Elisa Steele | Published: 31 March 2017

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HR leaders even more crucial to organisational transformation

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.

Article by: Dr Simon Hayward | Published: 21 March 2017

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The pounds, pence and sense behind self-awareness

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.

Article by: Andy Lothian | Published: 20 March 2017