Poor leadership communication: The elephant in the room trampling on culture.
I ran into an old friend the other week who I hadn't seen for awhile. A highly regarded Partnership Manager working in a challenging industry, she has seen and "lived" many changes over time. As many large organisations do, her organisation is in the middle of a major restructure. I asked her how it was all going. Frustrated, she said morale was poor amongst the teams, and she feared many good employees would "walk" after the dust settled. What factors drove this comment? Co
You may as well read tea leaves all year if you leave culture kpi's out of your 2018 business pl
Leaders who fail to make their Managers, HR and training department accountable via their own kpi’s for improving culture are ignoring a vit
A light bulb team exercise for building engagement and culture....
Allow your team the opportunity to explore their own values in a team building exercise drives greater engagement and inclusion - All grea
Embedding rocking values and behaviours in a workplace where they matter.
I've recently been running some workshops looking at core values, both personal and work based. It's an area of organisational culture that I'm quite passionate about. Why all this talk about values? Our digital world drives our love affair with technology and spews constant superficial information at us. Fake news, celebrity and sporting player obsession now dominate our mainstream media. The bad news bears feed us little to be happy about and this proliferation of inform
Creating great workplace culture all too hard? Here's a few pointers for getting started.
For busy leaders and HR professionals, tackling and creating a sustained positive work culture can be overwhelming. A constant changing work landscape, pressing business kpi's, personalities and politics internally can make it all seem a mammoth undertaking. All leaders want to get there...but it all seems a big challenge. So where to start? Getting the groundwork done is the most important part I think. One of my favourite quotes applicable in this instance comes from the
Examples of great leadership can come from all sorts of sources at unexpected times...in this case a
I've recently returned from a holiday in Spain - a great escape from the cold for a few weeks! Barcelona was the last stop. A friend and I stayed at Barceloneta beach for a few nights. Late on the afternoon of my last day there, I discovered only by accident that we were in the midst of a 24 hr taxi strike. I was due to fly out at 5am the next day and had planned to take a taxi to the airport around 230am. The logistics of taking 2 buses for an hour whilst grappling with 2
The suggestions your team generate can be gold....
Don’t be scared to ask your team if there is a better way Recent research from The Harvard Business review has shown that employees are more engaged and motivated in the workplace when they feel that their opinions are heard and that they can speak freely. (2016 HBR) The more we encourage open communication therefore, the happier employees are. And as we know (or I bang on about all the time!!!) happier workplaces = better productivity, happier customers and better business
The happy workplace jigsaw.
There are many pieces in the happy workplace jigsaw. Getting it right will create more productive staff and enhanced business and customer outcomes! An individual rather than a cookie cutter approach to creating optimal culture tailored to the needs of an organisation will always produce better results in the long term. Regular evaluation is essential! #culture #happyworkplace #employeeengagement
Getting it right. Why you should create and embed diversity in your organisation this year.
There are great business reasons why diversity and inclusion measures should be part of every workplace culture