September 3, 2020

Culture boosts resilience

The importance of understanding the changes in culture climate within organisations brought about by major disruptive events like the pandemic.

September 3, 2020

Imitation really isn’t the sincerest form of flattery!

We can admire the attributes and skills of others but attempting to imitate them will result in a weak pastiche of the real thing.

September 1, 2020

Building failure into success?

Complex environments cannot be fully engaged and understood by holding faith with established routines and meanings as they require continuous updating.

September 1, 2020

If you want to protect innovation in your organisation, measure your culture climate!

The ways that a lack of socialisation leads to long-term damage for organisations and their people

August 27, 2020

Keeping trust through communication

Trust is a fundamental building block for any organisation that wants to be successful.

August 25, 2020

Is organisational change really that easy?

Changing what a company ‘is and does’ implies 2nd order, radical change.

August 24, 2020

Does autonomy increase grip and speed?

Michelin’s attempts to standardise its tyre manufacturing processes had stifled creativity, initiative and accountability. In 2013, it launched a bottom-up experiment to decentralise, which it calls ‘responsibilisation’. The plant manager behind the project, Bertrand Ballarin, believed that if you wanted to unleash initiative, you needed to let people on the ground decide how to do […]

August 24, 2020

Try connecting to your brain – more quickly!

Surprise, surprise there really is a value in the experience and skills that leaders can bring to the table; and they should not have to think ‘big data or no data’!

August 20, 2020

The Red Arrows cannot fly away from uncomfortable truths

This article is a refreshingly honest account of how intuitive sensemaking drives our emotional response to our environment.