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. 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
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
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
Meaningful organizational change is the result of an optimum mix of several catalytic factors. Some of them are internal and ... View Article
Article by 3 September 2019
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
Stuart Lancaster, the previous England Rugby Manager, had a philosophy that “culture proceeds performance”. It was a slogan that was ... View Article
Article by 22 August 2019
L&D. Learning and Development. It’s a title every HR manager and director across the country understands. Or do they? Because, ... View Article
Article by 21 August 2019
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
How many companies today insist that all managers or leaders at a certain level attend an approved training course to ... View Article
Article by 1 August 2019
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