Organisational Culture

How to ensure that disagreements don’t lead to meltdown by Jonny McCormick

I’ve had the privilege of watching and working with many senior leadership teams over the years. One of the things that I find most interesting is watching to see what happens when there are disagreements in the team. In the worst scenarios decisions are overly personalised, arguments are one sided, and relationships are strained as a result. The best of these teams understand how to handle disagreements whilst strengthening relationships through the process of robust and respectful discussion.

Agile Coaching is like Green Eggs and Ham by Jardena London

I did an exercise recently with a group, and I felt like Sam I Am from the Dr. Seuss book, “Green Eggs and Ham”.  If you remember the book, the character “Sam I am” is trying to get someone to try green eggs and ham.  There’s a whole rigamarole of objections until he finally tries them and likes them.

The Business Value of Cybersecurity by Jean-Christophe Gaillard

Cybersecurity is rising as a key issue on the radar of virtually all organisations. According to a recent AT Kearney report, cyber-attacks have been topping executives’ lists of business risks for three straight years. This concern is also driven by security and privacy becoming increasingly valued by customers, and by regulators stepping into the topic (GDPR in Europe, California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018).

Openness is an Employee Engagement Jewel by Shea Heaver

Books, eyelids, convenience stores and even web browsers all have one thing in common... For them to function effectively they need to be open.

The same is true of the employees in any team, department or organization. Engagement (and all the good stuff that goes with it) thrives in a culture where open communication and workplace relationships are strong. In fact, today's workforce expects nothing less as they are used to posting their life stories in various public, online outlets.

Being open is having the capacity to

Workplace Relationships; the lifeblood of Culture and Engagement by Shea Heaver

Many companies struggle and fail with their efforts to implement effective ways to improve their corporate culture and their employee relations. While employee engagement continues to be a hot topic with endless reports, statistics and trinkets of information on how organizations can improve and get more from their staff, how does an organization go about implementing meaningful corporate culture and employee engagement?

Saying goodbye. Why is organisational change so tough for people? by Jonny McCormick

As a young adult I had the opportunity to work at a camp in Canada for 4 summers. It’s amazing how quickly you build relationships and bonds with people over a 12–16 week period.

Spending nights around the campfire together, playing stupid games, swimming in the lake, mooching around the local towns and enjoying the stars in the nightsky. It’s a full on experience and it’s easy to see how some of the people have become some of my closest friends.

Great Leaders make a difference…by managing differences effectively by Shea Heaver

Workforce diversity is much more than just another corporate buzzword.  It’s an important business topic these days as organizations regard differing viewpoints a critical element in being innovative and competitive in a fast changing world.

Regardless of any social factors, the individual employees within every organization have a wide variety of business-centric ideas, perspectives and behaviors that usually lead to one of two outcomes.