LEADING CULTURE FROM THE TOP: DO BOARDS HAVE A ROLE?

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“If you are a non-executive board member and you are not really close to the inside of the organisation, then you are not doing your job.”  Said Alison Gill – a behavioural psychologist who specialises in board effectiveness said in a recent webinar.

The corporate governance code clearly states that the board’s role is to promote the long-term sustainable success of the organisation – which involves being clear how the culture is aligned to the purpose, values and strategy of the organisation.

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SPLITTING DIVERSITY FROM INCLUSION

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“We are all in this together” – but are we really?  After this great re-set, employees and customers are watching very closely to see what businesses and organisations are actually doing – actions, verbs, behaviours – to focus more on the employee experience, fostering a sense of belonging in a safe and positive way, where groups are accepted both culturally and socially and are treated equally.

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) are almost always used together giving the impression that they mean the same thing, or can both be achieved by doing the same thing.  It is time that we make the case for splitting up this couple to drive home how different they are from each other.

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Innovating Positively

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In 2018 Deutsche Bank founded Breaking Wave, an organisation tasked with operating as an agile fintech with all the advantages of calling on all the knowledge and resources of its established parent. This week, at a time when so many organisations are thinking about how to bring innovation into their culture, we spoke to Breaking Wave CEO Richard Collin about this unique cultural journey (take a look: www.ipsychtec.com/webinar).

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