Archive for November, 2019

Learning to know about organisation design

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November 28th, 2019

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In my last blog post, I considered what actually learning about Organisation Design entails, and where to focus. I began by suggesting a number of principles that might usefully underpin your approach to learning about and how to ‘do’ Organisation Design, and in this post I am going to unpack what learning really means in […]

Mental Health and well-being in UK organisations: managers are feeling the strain, and it’s getting tougher

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November 27th, 2019

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Carol Hatcher and Arlene Egan Founded in 1946, Roffey Park Institute’s origins lie in improving the health and wellbeing of people at work. Since then health and wellbeing at work has grown in importance and whilst improvements have been made, there is still much more than can be done. Against a prevailing climate of social, […]

Building a workforce of diverse talent

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November 27th, 2019

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Meysam Poorkavoos and Ana Karakusevic What does the future hold for the workplace?  We can’t step into a time machine to find the answer, but we know already that automation and AI will have a huge impact and there is growing disquiet about the skills and capabilities that humans will need in the future. Research […]

The Future is Now!

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November 27th, 2019

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by Simon Newitt & Cindy Cox Looking at the data from the 2019 Roffey Park Management Agenda one thing leaps out more than any other, and that’s just how day-to-day the most pressing challenges faced by managers and HR leaders across sectors and industry seem to be. Issues of managing workload, boosting morale and balancing […]

What would our mental health be like if there was a little more love in the workplace?

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November 25th, 2019

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In my last post on mental health, we looked at the cognitive ways that leaders can support their well-being, through critical thinking and reflection. Those habits of mind that can help us navigate the uncertainty, ambiguity and pressure of an increasingly busy world of work. Whilst those skills are powerful and do bring often profound […]