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

By Blog

“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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Diversity and Inclusion as Workforce: a Tool to Design and Implement the Best Policies

By Change Management

One of the most influential novels in the English language, Wuthering Heights, received mixed reviews when first published. The book is worthy of all praise but its author, Emily Brontë, had to use a male pseudonym to publish and, above that, Victorian-era readers thought that it must have been written by a man. The Brontë household produced three remarkably talented female writers. The others, Charlotte and Anne also needed to publish under male pseudonyms. Adequately, one of the reviews of this novel at the time read: “The action is laid in hell, only it seems places and people have English names there”. Read More

The Importance of Change Management for Culture

By Change Management

Change happens every day in organisations. Whether it is new initiatives around regulation or adopting new technology, the key component to achieving your intended outcomes is your company culture. Many organisations fail to recognise the importance of change management, it is crucial in changing how employees do their work and crucially, their behaviours long term.

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Unchecked culture develops itself

By M&A

Driving growth organically or through M&A both present significant opportunities and risks. But what is often forgotten is the momentous role that culture plays. Even for organisations on a significant organic growth path and that has a great culture, the oddity and irony is that such growth could destroy the perfect culture that made growth and success possible in the first place.

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Innovation in Organisations: How to avoid adverse variations?

By Innovation

One place is never the same place again. Heraclitus, the Greek Philosopher that stated that the predominant force in the universe is ever-present change, wrote that no man steps in the same river twice and this idea is still present today. An organisations’ needs and customer demands are constantly changing and evolving, while the overall integrity of the process is retained.

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