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Workplace trust: Why it matters and how to build it

Trust is the bedrock of all relationships and our working ones are no different. In this article I’ll take a closer look at why trust, during this Covid-impacted world, is so important and offer practical guidance for leaders and managers on how to go about fostering a high trust culture in their own teams. Why workplace trust matters, and why now? Consider the way work gets done now versus 30 years ago. There has been a marked shift towards more cross-functional and...

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Developing leadership skills to drive business transformation

After a year when leaders have been challenged like never before, there’s now some light at the end of the tunnel. But for leaders, business transformation and organisational change are set to remain top boardroom priorities. How can leaders better equip themselves to lead and successfully deliver such initiatives? Here we look in detail at three key areas for developing leadership skills, and include expert advice on the training, behaviours or practises on which to focus in order to thrive.   Emotional intelligence Once...

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10 new employee survey questions to ask during COVID period

“There are no right answers to the wrong questions” This is an indisputable truth, surely? Regardless, this is certainly true of employee engagement surveys. Asking the most relevant questions has always been important but it is particularly so right now with the employee experience (and much more besides) having been turned on its head by COVID-19. So, how should you respond? To help you, we’ve looked at what other organisations are doing with their surveys and delved into some new employee survey...

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Why a feedback culture is worth its weight in gold

I’d guess that almost all companies are currently going through some form of organisational change. It is a supremely challenging time. But what if there was something every one of us could do at work to help? That could bring huge benefits to both our organisation and people… And what if it was totally free too? Seems a no-brainer, right? And yet the thing in question – feedback – still doesn’t flow freely in many organisations. We know from our own...