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.
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).
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
Innovative and, some would say, radical organisation design methods like Holacracy have sought to get rid of traditional management structures with the aim of introducing more agility, more creativity and more autonomy.
It’s official. HR has gone out of fashion. It can join trifle and perms in the category of things we look back on and wonder how we ever let that happen.
Let’s look at the evidence: HR leaders, surely the champions of their profession, don’t have HR in their job titles any more.
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?
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.
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.
We conducted a Q&A interview with Jardena London, Transformation Leader and Blogtoon Publisher at Rosetta Technology Group, around work-life balance, how employees embrace change and leadership.
Could you introduce yourself and what you do?
I like to say that I help work not suck, or said more politically correctly; I help organizations become healthy, productive and fun. Most of my work is in the space of Business Agility, but I also publish a daily blogtoon and I’m doing some work on increasing the Gender Quotient in the workplace.
Why collaborative cultures attract the best people
I had a conversation last week which reminded me of the main reason that I prefer collaborative working environments - because co-operation invariably attracts the very best people. Here are just five reasons why: