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360 feedback trends: What’s new and what’s improved?

Work and workplaces are continuing to undergo massive change. To keep up, companies are having to adapt, evolve and, in some cases, re-engineer people and organisational development plans and policies. They are also having to identify and then embed the skills and behaviours now needed in the ‘new normal’ to deliver their business strategy. To do this last part, they need the right tools – and 360 degree feedback is one such tool. In this article, we look at 360 feedback...

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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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How to ‘do’ hybrid & best hybrid work examples

As hybrid work becomes the ‘new normal’, how best to approach it is THE topic of conversation right now for businesses. With the easing of Covid restrictions and return to workplaces, this is dominating the thoughts of HR and business leaders. So, what should ‘hybrid work’ look like, what do employees want and what do organisations need? We look at hybrid work examples from some of the world’s highest profile companies and seek out the views of a handful of our...

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Employee feedback: What kind of organisation is yours?

Gathering employee feedback has never been easier. And yet, despite employee engagement surveys or pulse checks being commonplace, it’s hugely frustrating many aren’t having the desired impact. So, why is that? As a subject very close to our heart, this is something we’ve explored at length. And what we’ve found is some familiar failings and four distinct ‘types’ of organisations, as characterised by their approach to employee engagement and gathering feedback. Which type of organisation is yours? We think organisations typically fit into...

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People development: Why a different approach to L&D is needed

Work and workplaces were already undergoing massive change, and that was before the year that just was! So, what is now needed from an organisation design point of view? What are the people development and L&D priorities; what new skills do today’s workers want and how do they want to learn? These are big questions to which business leaders must find the answers. Their success and that of their people depends on it. In this article we explore at what people development...