This is no xxxxxxx ‘answer’ to organisational challenges, just lots of wrestling

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August 9th, 2017

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Recently I hosted a day at Roffey Park with Pim, Joost and Freek aka the Corporate Rebels. This is the second time they have visited us, and it was good to hear how their thinking is evolving as they continue on their quest to better understand what it takes to create organisations (or change them) […]

Are you an Engaging Leader?

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August 1st, 2017

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How are leaders faring at keeping their people engaged? Apparently, not great. In Roffey Park and Profile Asia’s 2017 Working in Asia report, respondents are doubtful about the ability of leaders in Singapore to successfully engage their employees: Employee engagement and morale is a top people challenge; as indicated by 67 per cent of the […]

Building Resilience in Teams? Here’s how

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July 13th, 2017

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Ask anyone at work whether they’ve experienced change in the last five years and it’s likely that the answer will be a resounding sigh, followed by a yes.  Change is prevalent, our own research finds that roughly 1 in 2 managers report having undergone change initiatives with only 40% of them agreeing they were successful. […]

HR and the future of work – will HR have a role to play?

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July 3rd, 2017

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Last week I had an opportunity to debate “Who is the People Director of the Future” (www.peopledirector.org) with a group of HR leaders from a variety of private and public sector companies, many of which are household names. Although I am an advocate for the often-maligned HR function, I found it was quite easy to […]

Responsiveness and response-ability

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June 27th, 2017

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A friend of mine was recently negotiating flexible working hours in a new senior leadership position.  While we were sharing our mutual assumptions about what “working from home” really meant, we seemed to agree that what you wanted from your team, and yourself, if you were working from home, was instant responses to work emails […]