Communication

How to create a clear people strategy & plan for action by Kirsty Brooks

Here at People Perform we understand that developing a clear people strategy for any business comes with its own unique complexity. 

Understanding business requirements, gaining buy-in from the board and senior leaders whilst delivering clear results through rigorous project management; all of this whilst balancing short-term delivery and results to keep the business owners and shareholders happy! 

Building a Change Network That Works by Sandie Bakowski

Change is hard but there are levers that can make it easier. Using a network of the right people to act as your change agents is one of those levers. I am a huge believer in getting employees to drive change, but the design is key as Change Agent networks are often implemented badly. Here is the usual chain of events.

Establishing a Culture of Continuous Improvement (Part 2) by Bryan Robertson

Recently I was asked to speak at a leadership event for representatives from all over NHS Scotland, to share some examples of what we had experienced as the critical success factors for delivering improvements in organisations, to ensure lasting results.

Upon reflection, it certainly felt that the 10 factors to deliver sustainable improvements, had a lot of resonance with the challenges and the opportunities the NHS faces at 70.

Developing Great Leaders: The Human Workplace Perspective by Ashley Lipman

Are great leaders born or made? Some would argue that only those born with certain personality traits grow up to be leaders. Others argue that leadership skills are developed as one grows, through practice and education. Most likely, both factors play a significant role in how someone turns out.

Bend the 'Golden Rule' to Improve Workplace Relationships by Shea Heaver

Growing up we are taught (and throughout life we observe) what is frequently referred to as the Golden Rule. For many of us it started as (and maybe still is) the phrase "do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, and while the exact wording is flexible the central message is common to all.

In principle, the concept champions a two-way, reciprocal and mutual relationship between two or more parties.

This indeed is a very admirable idea, but it has a fundamental flaw that is amplified when brought into the workplace.

Are You Ready For This Future Leadership Challenge? by Roderic Yapp

Have you ever responded negatively to a text or a written message?

I have.

Nine times out of ten I’m able to stop myself from responding.

But then there is that odd time where I do respond. I ‘flash’ and although it feels good for about ten seconds I almost always regret it.

Why do we do this?

Professor Steve Peters explained why we do this in ‘The Chimp Paradox’ where he explained about the three parts of the brain.

Agility - Why Organisations Struggle to Adapt by Miriam Gilbert

“…in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

The famous quote by Benjamin Franklin has never been truer than today.

As political certainties are turned upside down and surprises come at us from all angles, organisations could add another rare certainty: CHANGE. And change is, err – changing.

Of course, business has always known that change is inevitable. But in the past, most of it happened over time.

A Great Strategy is Useless Without Great Leaders By Roderic Yapp

A Great Strategy is Useless Without Great Leaders

It doesn’t matter how great the strategy is if the leadership can’t execute it…

I have had a few requests from people asking to contribute to this blog. This is the first time that I have accepted though. I think JB (who wishes to remain anonymous) has a strong understanding of what is required to be a great leader and I am happy to have her contribute. Enjoy.

Delivering Successful Mergers & Acquisitions and The Pitfalls to Avoid

BTN Merger Event

On April 21st, The Business Transformation Network held a VIP event on Mergers & Acquisitions which was attended by board level and senior management from some of the largest companies in the UK.

The below are some of the key takeaways and notes from the evenings' event which will give you an insight into the discussions points.

The topics of discussion were around:

1.     Department Mergers
2.     Harmonising Customer Offerings
3.     Centralising Processes and Policies
4.     Cultural Change, Integration and Communication