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Paul Avis
   

The case for workplace diversity

The UK is facing a skills shortage, with almost a quarter of all vacancies considered skills-shortage vacancies, according to a recent Government Employer Skills Survey.[1] Meanwhile, the prospect of a no-deal Brexit means a shrinking talent pool might shrink further in the near future.

Article by 17 October 2019

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The ‘REVITALIZE’ Framework for Conducting Effective OD Interventions

Progressive organizations are routinely looking for a significant edge over the competition that can enable increased market share, fertile revenue streams and sustainable growth. Such objectives highlight the need for astute OD practitioners who can rise above the ‘corporate noise’ and timely initiate meaningful interventions in priority areas. Unfortunately, too many organizations focus on the short term resolution of current challenges and fail to realize the ‘Big Picture’ perspective in terms of harnessing the inherent strengths and accessible resources with an engaged workforce to secure a stellar future. Consequently, the efforts of OD practitioners are conveniently diluted by shortsighted corporate imperatives and ‘scapegoats’ are aggressively sought to ‘dump’ the blame for impending failures while promising careers dwindle in the harshness of organizational politics. Fortunately, such misfortunes can be avoided and the following approach safeguards against Machiavellian measures to preserve susceptible reputations…

Article by 10 October 2019

Jenny Campbell
   

The Truth About Resilience

Do you experience stress, frustration or a sense of stuckness in your organisation? This may be nothing to do with resistance from staff, but rather a normalisation of a low resilience level.

Article by 3 October 2019

Kirstin Furber
   

The need for Leadership Authenticity as organisations transform

In the world of personalisation, algorithms predicting what we are going to do next and robots taking on more of the tasks that people used to do, there is even more of a need to integrate empathy, authenticity and the human factor in our leadership who ever we are in the organisation from the CEO to those who have just started out in the company. As we imagine the future of work, we should see that human emotional intelligence is going to be needed more than ever alongside the technological advances we will be working with.

Article by 29 August 2019

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Are You Selecting the Right HR Technology for Functional Optimization in Your Organization?
(A Method for Ensuring and Assuring the Correct Decision for the Digital Age)

There is an increasing trend within the business world to incorporate technology, especially, AI-enabled, that can provide a competitive edge and sustain the efficient running of operations without the ‘complexities’ of managing large workforces. However, such endeavors are often embroiled in controversy as the perilous allure of embracing technology, without conducting the necessary due-diligence on its optimal use, fuels distrust, discontent and divisiveness among the alienated employees. Such an impact is significantly felt either in a highly cohesive corporate culture firmly bound by shared values that affirms a strong psychological contract or in a strongly unionized environment that is genetically predisposed to viewing any management slogans of ‘progress’ with suspicion.

Article by 14 August 2019

Miti Ampoma
   

You pay lip service to diversity at your cost

We’ve all heard of the benefits of a diverse workforce – research shows that companies with a good balance of men and women are 15% more likely to outperform their competitors, and those with a good mix of ethnic background are 35% more likely to as well.

Article by 31 July 2019