Author: Sarah Deadman

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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 over a long period of time. 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...

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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...

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Are diversity stats papering over inclusion cracks?

Diverse teams are good for business – that much is abundantly clear. McKinsey found that companies with diverse executive teams are 33 percent more likely to outperform their peers on profitability. Pretty compelling. But herein lies the problem – focusing too much on diversity statistics might be a distracting measurement. It’s a bit like going on a diet of unhealthy, low calorie snacks. On the outside, everything looks good but who knows what is happening on the inside? It is distracting,...

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Organisational culture development: An essential guide

Having in place the right organisational culture is crucial to business fortunes. In truth, it always has been. But in an age when so many employees work remotely, where managers need to oversee disparate teams and where senior leaders can appear (and sometimes, sadly actually are) very far removed from those on the front line, it is now even more so. But how do you know if your current culture is fit for purpose, where do you start? Do your people...

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5 ways to maximise use of 360 feedback among employees

You’ve done the hard work – you scoured the marketplace for a 360 feedback provider, you chose a platform, put together a questionnaire and launched it to your stakeholders… But it’s what happens next – or rather what perhaps doesn’t – that could prove to be your biggest challenge; participation. Fear not though, there’s lots that you (the organisation) can do to embed or reinvigorate 360 feedback surveys to maximise uptake and ensure great value for all parties on an on-going...