Archive for the ‘Change’ category

Are leaders sufficiently prepared for Scottish independence?

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September 17th, 2014

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Whatever the outcome of the vote on Scottish independence this coming Thursday, most commentators expect a period of uncertainty and widespread change to follow. We were somewhat surprised then, when in response to some questions we posed as part of our annual Management Agenda survey (the full results from which will be available in February […]

Using behavioural economics to inform decision making

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May 7th, 2014

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New measures recently announced by the government will give us the freedom to choose to spend our pensions on what we wish to.  Like many matters of policy, at the heart of this is the question of how you view human nature.  Are people rational utility-maximising economic agents who will manage their money responsibly and […]

Thoughts from our Talent Management Forum

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February 7th, 2014

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Talent Management: beyond performance – how do you identify talent? Some great discussions were had at our Talent Management Forum in Covent Garden last week.  People came from a wide variety of sectors: manufacturing; financial services, charities; retail; insurance, housing to name a few.  Areas of interest were around the use of assessment tools and methods; […]

Two stats that reveal how most organisations struggle to lead & deliver change

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January 29th, 2014

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The Roffey Park Management Agenda 2014, due to be launched on February 27th,  contains a great deal of meaty and interesting data. Two things that jumped out as I read an excerpt were this: 77% of HR managers report their organisation has attempted culture change in past five years 37% of HR managers said cultural […]

The rhetoric of change: 5 things that bug me

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January 8th, 2014

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I have been mulling over the nature of change recently, in the context of a couple of programmes I am delivering in the near future. And I noticed the Grinch in me getting irritated. For a while, I couldn’t quite place why I felt inclined to start lobbing Xmas puddings and dumplings around, and then […]