Organisational Culture

We Need More Misfits by Kelly Swingler

In business and particularly in HR we talk about ‘fit’.  The right fit for the role, team fit, cultural fit, it’s all about fit and often as people we expect to fit in or try our best to so that we feel a sense of belonging.

Brené Brown talks repeatedly and more so in her latest book Braving The Wilderness about the differences between belonging and fitting in, and that if we ‘fit’ we lose some of our self, some of our authenticity, because to fit, we have to change who we are at the core.

How can we improve our ability to structure data with Bernard Marr

We conducted a Q&A interview with Bernard Marr, best-selling author and Analytics, KPI and Big Data Guru, in the build-up to his talk at the People Analytics World event.

 

When people think of data, they think of numbers. However, there is plenty of video & photo data out there. How can this data become more structured? How can businesses begin to use this technology?

What can organisations do to overcome resistance to people analytics with David Green

We conducted a Q&A interview with David Green, Global Director of People Analytics Solutions at IBM, in the build-up to his talk at the People Analytics World event.

How can an organisation looking to begin their HR analytics journey actually start from?

Business Transformation: rethinking its' meaning, management and measurement by Karen Walker

Being agile and adaptive in today's age of ecosystems and accelerated change has seen a shift in what transformations of legacy organisations look like. Time to rethink what we mean, do and measure, when we talk business transformation.

 

Defining ' transformation' in relation to strategies and initiatives

The Importance of Culture by Roderic Yapp

'Culture is how people behave when no-one is watching’. That was the definition used by Bob Diamond, the Chief Executive of Barclays Bank. Under his tenure, Barclays’ employees were found to be rigging the LIBOR rate for which the bank was fined £290mn. I doubt Bob knew that this was going on but he has to take some responsibility for creating a culture which allowed this to happen. It is an example of how the ‘win at all costs’ mentality can have disastrous consequences.

The Person, the Role and the Culture of the Firm by Jean-Christophe Gaillard

There is some form of management reality beyond the “100 days” journalistic cliché: How does an incoming executive make an impact in a new role? What are the real timeframes to look at? What can be expected, and over what horizon? What are the key issues that should raise a red flag during the first few months in a new senior position? and those which can be ignored? Those are the themes we will be exploring in this new series around the specific role of the CISO.
 

The Person, the Role and the Culture of the Firm

How to Attract 'Digital Natives' and 'Millennials' by Vicky Holdsworth

Our workplaces have gone through some seismic changes over the past few years and the pace of change doesn’t look like it’s slowing down anytime soon. From the invention of email sometime in the 1960s or 70s (depending on what story you believe) to instant messaging, social media, and now, artificial intelligence. We’ve come a long way since the Mad-Men-esque days of typewriters and switchboard operators.

Are You Ready to be the Change You Want to See? by Jacqui Alexander

Previously, I have shared my six principles of delivering change at pace – in this post I focus on the first and perhaps most important principle that ‘All change starts with self’.

The Future of Human Resources in the Age of Automation by Max Blumberg

We’ve all seen films where Artificial Intelligence replaces humans on-mass – and much debate swirls around just how much of this could ever be a reality.

Meet Erica – perhaps the world’s most advanced, human-like robot yet. She demonstrates that we may not be too far away from silver-screen-like AI workers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaTfzYDZG8c

And The Oscar For Best Project Goes To... by Guy Butler

I once pitched an Operational Excellence programme to the top team of the company I was working for at the time.

Wanting to make an impact, I came up with a catchy name to emphasise the journey we needed to take.

The pitch day came. Standing at the front of the room, I opened with a story of Julius Caesar crossing a river in order to get to Rome and sort things out.