Category Archives: Organisational development

Handling diversity

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘diversity‘?

Maybe your mind goes immediately to issues such as race, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical ability and ethnicity. I hope by reading this newsletter it provides space for you to think beyond the usual interpretation of diversity and become aware of other aspects, to challenge you to consider if you have any unconscious bias, and to encourage you to create a safe climate for your people to speak up.

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Managing disruptive change

Disruptive change comes about when your industry faces complete upheaval. It could be driven by a small nifty competitor coming into your market and turning it upsidedown with new products or way of serving customers, or by new technology that renders your products obsolete.  The way you approach disruptive change is critical to your success – you have to respond quickly and with a fresh approach in order to survive, let alone thrive. This article gives you food for thought, with some of the latest thinking on the topic.

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Introducing Appreciative Inquiry

Change can be difficult because it is often being done TO us rather than WITH us, which drains our energy. Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a way to involve as many people as possible in the change process, collaboratively, and in a way that develops the future based on what is already working. This article explores the principles of AI and provides you with some practical tips.

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Speaking out. When, why and how

Here in the UK, there has been a series of recent scandals including the financial industry, celebrities, the media, and the health service. It made me wonder what was the root cause, why these things continue to happen, what lessons we can learn, and what you – as a leader or individual in an organisation – can do about it. This article addresses these issues.

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Creating a values-driven organisation

These days, we have to be much more conscious of the importance of values at work. Values impact your relationship with employees, partners and customers, as well as your company’s purpose and its place in the world.

So, this month, we look at creating a values-driven organisation to leverage competitive advantage and provide a meaningful place for your employees to work. Read on to find out more…

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