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Re-Setting Teams

Posted by denise on 10 April 2017 | 0 Comments

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Over the years in my work I’ve been involved in re-setting numerous teams.  What do I mean by re-set?  Well you know when your computer or device is stuck, isn’t doing what it’s supposed to do, is frozen.  You hit re-set.  A clean, bug free, operating programme is re-installed. Your device does what it’s supposed to.  That’s the same for teams who are stuck, are working against each other rather than with each other, have lost sight of work goals and purpose, who expend their energy and focus negatively rather than positively.  They’re not functioning effectively.  Common words that people use to describe their experience of this type of team include ‘toxic’, ‘dysfunctional’ and ‘soul sapping’.

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The Power of Why

Posted by denise on 17 February 2017 | 0 Comments

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Simon Sinek’s ‘Why’ movement connects at so many levels.  The Why of what we do, the Why of what organisations do. 

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Future proof your Workforce

Posted by denise on 6 May 2014 | 0 Comments

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Over the next few years companies will start to experience a steady flow of retirees leaving the workforce.  They are also finding that the millennial workforce does not have the same values around loyalty and longevity of employment with their employer.  A Future Workforce study in 2012 showed that 91% of people born between 1977 and 1997 said they anticipated staying in a job for less than three years.  This then raises a question around how a company can future proof their workforce for further growth.  Recent research by Randstad highlighted  that 64% of companies expressed concern over gaps in their leadership pipeline. 

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Pay it forward - donating days off

Posted by denise on 6 May 2014 | 0 Comments

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France’s parliament has passed a law allowing workers to anonymously donate their days off to a colleague with a seriously sick child.  The idea came from the case of a man whose colleagues donated 170 days while his son was battling cancer.

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Why Culture Matters

Posted by denise on 9 December 2013 | 0 Comments

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In an earlier blog post I talked about how a focus on workplace culture drives double digit business growth.  Given a focus on strategy v. culture,  I've heard it said that 'culture eats strategy for breakfast". 

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