Tag: Organisational culture

The benefits of making inclusion a priority

The benefits of making inclusion a priority

It is a fact that low diversity is bad for business. Companies spend millions of pounds annually to foster a more inclusive corporate culture. They don’t just do it to avoid discrimination lawsuits, but because it makes them money. Leaders face the challenge of turning their companies into a meritocracy-based organisation. Running a meritocracy-based organisation is all about transparency and…

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Build a company with a purpose and a workplace that people can love

Build a company with a purpose and a workplace that people can love

Too many people feel they are not able to be their authentic selves in the workplace and that is fundamentally wrong. Being your authentic self at work can be hard, we tend to put on a brave face and hide our vulnerabilities, but it is possible. It is possible to cultivate leadership that ignores fear, hierarchy and bureaucracy and cares…

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Overcome organisational challenges with the power of games

Overcome organisational challenges with the power of games

It’s common for businesses to hit a bump in the road at some point in their journey. Often, it’s because communication between teams has broken down, employee motivation has run dry, or leaders have become less able to produce imaginative ideas. But what if there was a fun way to get the cogs of the company turning again? This is…

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Make your company more human

Make your company more human

More and more employees are actively disengaged from their jobs, creating a workplace environment that employees enjoy is key to providing fulfilment. One step to making your business more likable by employees may have to do with the human factor and how your employees are treated. Employees hate their job for a number of reasons: Office politics, being lied to,…

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How to make your workplace more diverse, accepting, and innovative

How to make your workplace more diverse, accepting, and innovative

Workplace diversity is understanding, accepting, and valuing differences between people including those: • of different races, ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, disabilities, and sexual orientations.• with differences in education, personalities, skill sets, experiences, and knowledge bases. Diverse and inclusive companies drive innovative results. Yet many industries still struggling with diversity and inclusion, often failing to attract diverse talent due to inclusivity…

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Compassionate workplaces are the best workplaces

Compassionate workplaces are the best workplaces

Businesses can be places where genuine camaraderie thrives; they can be workplaces where “solidarity” and “empathy” are not foreign concepts, but rather a key part of the business dynamic. Whether you are a line manager, leader or employee, we can all play a role in creating a more compassionate workplace. A compassionate organisation is where people trust each other and…

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Develop your executive presence

Develop your executive presence

It’s been said of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury that when he took the stage, whether in a small club or arena in front of thousands of people, not a single individual was left unmoved by his presence. His presence was simply spellbinding. This kind of presence, however, isn’t just important for musicians or artists. If you want to be…

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How to energize your organisation’s culture

How to energize your organisation’s culture

Too many leaders and management consultants try to take shortcuts when tasked with shaking up the culture of an organisation. Just by stating, “We want a higher profit margin”, they think that employees will jump to action and align their work with this broad and poorly conceived goal. Focusing on results and goals is just one small part of the…

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Different cultures have different ways of communicating

Different cultures have different ways of communicating

Have you ever struggled to plan an event with people from different cultural backgrounds? This situation isn’t uncommon and results from cultural differences in communication. Cultures that communicate explicitly include those in Germany, Switzerland, the countries of Scandinavia and the United States. In the context of these cultures, plans are typically set clearly and plainly, using words. The downside of…

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The role of a founder in creating organisational culture

The role of a founder in creating organisational culture

As a start-up founder, you’re in a good position to set the culture of your workplace. Companies are built in the image of their founders. When a business is created, the founder sets the rules. The founder makes decisions that reflect his values and beliefs. Everything from how the phone is answered to the way orders are filled for customers…

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