When we encounter whistleblowing, bullying and harassment, we are confronted by the need to discuss the thorny issue of the “truth” and our perception of it. The investigation of and search for an objective truth is often driven by a need to establish right and wrong. This is followed, in some form or other, by the identification of a perpetrator and a victim, of a “crime” and punishment. This can cause us to be very cautious with our words and the truths we affiliate ourselves with. It can also cause us to oversimplify the issues, avoid the grey areas and curtail discussions that are difficult. This leads to a breakdown of trust and, with that, an unwillingness to be truthful for fear of unfair incrimination.
Article by 17 July 2019
One thing is sure between birth and death – and that is change. True on the organisational level, as well as the individual one. Every organisation, every business, goes through transformation as it grows, with evolving structure, leadership, personnel, aims, stresses and successes – and will go through different transformations as it downsizes, merges or winds up its business.
Article by 16 July 2019
The word ‘Disruptive’ has come to signify the kind of transformative change that uproots existing norms of competitive economies and forges a path of its own by rewriting the ‘rule book’ while relegating complacent titans of industry to the annals of history. It’s the kind of trailblazing that is majestic in nature and game-changing in practice.
Article by 6 June 2019
In recent years, many offices have transformed from drab, old-fashioned, cubicle-style layouts to modern, open-plan hubs which foster collaboration. In fact, according to Deloitte, office refurbishments outnumber new builds by more than two to one.
Article by 4 June 2019
Agile working is the 21st century panacea that promises to support work-life balance while overcoming biases around flexible working. In ... View Article
Article by 30 May 2019
In the recent series of Across the Red Line on Radio 4, I introduced a” game” to the participants of ... View Article
Article by 29 May 2019
We have known for some time diverse boards are better performing. One recent study found that diverse companies produce 19% more revenue. Diversity of thought leads to innovation and competitive advantage - that translates to the bottom line. We have also seen the rise in governance and regulatory requirements (e.g gender pay gap reporting) contributing to diversity and inclusion being a topic high on board agendas. All good news, awareness is rising!
Article by 23 May 2019
The construction industry is an almost perfect example of the difference by which society, as a whole, perceives and treats ... View Article
Article by 14 May 2019
Looking after employees’ sight can be one of the most cost-effective and beneficial ways an employer is able to support ... View Article
Article by 9 May 2019
The number of followers on one’s social media account is not a huge thing. But if many of those followers are engaged, it is a big deal.
But to achieve this, you will have to build a relationship with followers and nurture it to become something you can leverage to achieve business goals.
While it sounds like a straightforward activity it is quite the opposite.
But we won't leave you to strategize on your own. Instead, we are going to give you some practical advice, ranging from how to use quiz creator software to using social media tools.
We give you 5 proven social media engagement strategies for 2019.
Article by 7 May 2019