Posts Tagged: culture

Are you as good as you think you are?

Research conducted by Penna  indicates that ‘Managers believe they are much stronger at the people aspects of their role than the people they are actually managing.’ Surprised? Yes and no. I find that some managers underestimate how good they are and are surprised when they do something like a 360 feedback exercise which highlights strengths they never… Read more »

Blue Monday costs £93 billion

Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year was on Monday this week. How blue did you feel?? According to research by the University of Exeter Blue Monday could cost UK businesses as much as £93billion in lost productivity. That’s a staggering figure, isn’t it? In my 20 years working with numerous organisations in… Read more »

Not Shying Away

Last week I shared Dave Perkins’ inspiring thinking about how he wanted 2016 to look for himself and the  Nottingham Area board of  Young Enterprise UK. This week and next I’m going to be sharing Dave’s great wisdom and humility in ‘Not Shying Away’.  His words have given me a great deal of food for thought… Read more »

Perspectives on Workplace Conflict

Last week  we looked at three questions to which we need to be able to answer ‘yes’ if we are serious about resolving a workplace (or personal) conflict. The thing with conflict is that it has such far reaching effects.  It doesn’t just impact on you and the other person – it has a ripple effect… Read more »

Culture Change – Don’t make it Difficult

I have been covering the theme of Culture Change for the last few weeks and this week I am delighted to feature Amanda Jones as my guest writer. Amanda designed and successfully delivered a major cultural and transformational programme in The Co-operative saving £20M of occupational space by changing how people worked, improving productivity and… Read more »