Organisations Don’t Change

Organisations don’t change : People do. That was the headline on an HR Daily email recently. It certainly grabbed my attention, largely because it succinctly spoke the truth. In my experience, when a major change management initiative is touted, the bulk of the focus – and investment – is in the technical end. Customizing the […]

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Transforming Organisations

In my experience, when you go into most companies what you find is good people and bad management. You can turn that around really quickly by starting with an inspirational dream, setting some challenges and getting everyone focussed. So said Kevin Roberts, CEO of Saatchj & Saatchi in his book Lovemarks. Unlike most CEO’s, when […]

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Are Older Workers Being Trained?

I was conducting a new program yesterday and in one of the sessions a common theme emerged from a number of the groups during an exercise. Ageism. In discussing the issue with a number of participants they firmly held the belief that their organisation discriminated (consciously or unconsiously) against older members of the team. I […]

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Change and Innovation

  Those two words go so well together. To change, one has to adapt and evolve. Innovation is about adapting and evolving in a way. Viv Waters is an understated presenter who delivers the goods and I confess I don’t know Jonnie Moore but for $150 for the day this seems like a worthwhile investment. […]

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Fun At Work

Ask your team this question: “What is the most important factor that makes a workplace rewarding, satisfying, exciting, fun?“. This is an exercise Dennis Bakke writes about in his book “Joy at Work“. See if your team respond with these types of answers … Good friends Good environment It’s challenging I get to do what […]

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Why aren’t my staff like …

… Chocolate Peppermint Creams? Imagine you’ve had a tough week. You deserve a treat and on the way home you buy yourself a box of chocolates. They are your favourite. All the one flavour. Chocolate Peppermint Creams. You’re home and the place is all yours. You snuggle yourself into your favourite chair, grab the remote […]

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