What Is Organisational Design?

November 19th, 2020 |

The buzz word started out as culture, and once everyone caught on to that and understood what culture was all about, there is a new buzz word in town – organisational design. This isn’t about design aesthetics, it is about applying the principles of design to your business culture, and the way in which people

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Great Minds Think Differently – Creating Cognitive Diversity

November 11th, 2020 |

2020 has brought a lot of conversation to the forefront about equality and diversity. This post isn’t about ethics, we all know the ethical stance for creating an inclusive and diverse workplace, and that should be a given in any business. This post is about a different viewpoint on diversity – specifically around cognitive diversity.

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The Three Types Of People You Will Meet When Implementing Change

November 6th, 2020 |

The reason change often fails is that it comes from the standpoint of assuming that change can be managed simply by changing structural or strategic aspects of the business, and with this that people will get on board with the change. However change isn’t sustainable without individual people changing their thinking, beliefs and behaviour. To

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Why Gender Diversity In Leadership Is Still An Issue

October 14th, 2020 |

When we first started talking about our Women’s Leadership Programme, the response was interesting. One of the questions, often asked tongue in cheek, was “what about a men’s leadership programme, why are you just creating a programme for women?” We do a lot of leadership work, and in our consultancy work we certainly work with

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How To Change Company Culture To Better Navigate A Pandemic

October 13th, 2020 |

One question we have been asked over and over again, at every stage of the COVID-19 pandemic – how do we keep our culture alive now our work environment is different? Most businesses are experiencing significant change in their work environments – whether that is businesses operating completely virtually; businesses who are operating with a

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How to Navigate Uncertainty In Your Business

May 14th, 2020 |

In a time where change and uncertainty is going to be on the horizon for many months to come, how your team flex through the flux of uncertainty will determine your long-term success, how prepared are each layer of your business to navigate uncertainty? Most businesses are busy looking at their strategy, but it can

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How to Get Culture Change Right – Creating Checklists

March 4th, 2020 |

When helping our clients navigate culture change, one of the essential steps is codifying the elements of culture that drive the most success. Often, these are either not detailed anywhere, or are buried in a “too big to read” manual somewhere. One of the keys to creating culture change that sticks – simplifying complicated processes

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What happens when you scale from 50-500 people?

October 8th, 2019 |

Scaling from 50 to 500 people, requires a huge strategic shift. This exactly the challenge that Airbnb found themselves in when they needed to grow their team ten fold. With so many of our clients experiencing similar scale up challenges, and the need to increase resource quickly, we thought this might be an interesting case

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Is the Skills Shortage to Blame for Failures in the Recruitment Process?

April 16th, 2019 |

Hardly a day goes by without seeing something in the press about skill shortages. In the UK we are in the middle of the worst skill shortage for 30 years. The controversial question is – is the skills shortage really to blame for your recruitment challenges? Or are you just not doing enough within the

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