Corporate Culture

The Slippery Slope of Corporate Restructures

Jared Joffe | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK
Jared Joffe

The word 'restructure' in the corporate world is enough to send a shiver down the spine of anyone who has endured one before.

Is Office Culture Preventing You From Exercising?

Karen Laing | Posted 06.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Laing

It's a growing trend. Minutes in the office are carefully accounted for and it seems the risk of someone tripping over their mat and suing someone, outweighs the benefit of them staying pain free and happier because they are getting in some regular exercise.

How an Introvert Is Championing Change for Mothers

Lisa Barnwell | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Parents
Lisa Barnwell

If someone had said to me a couple of years ago I would put my head up above the parapet and start a movement to revolutionize the workplace for mothers and mother-to-be, I would have laughed. Then I would've curled up on my couch with the next series of 24 and forgotten all about it.

Has 'The Apprentice' Shaped Corporate Culture?

Mark Hillary | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK
Mark Hillary

I met a friend in London recently for a few drinks and a chat about what he has been up to recently. He is a professional working in sales and said th...

The New Cure for Meeting Sickness

Chris Barez-Brown | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK
Chris Barez-Brown

A great friend's father has a printing company in Scandinavia. They have a complete ban on planned meetings. There is one organised meeting a year and...

Why the Modern Business Cares About Their Employees' Mental Health

Kevin Widdop | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK
Kevin Widdop

Back in 2013, a high-profile financier, with more accolades to his name than zeroes in his salary, "came out". Two years prior, another followed suit. What they both shared in their high-profile roles was matched by one other significant factor: they both "came out", of course, in admitting to mental health problems.

Seven Elevators for Elevating Your Culture to New Heights

Annicken R. Day | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
Annicken R. Day

If you are a leader, believe me when I say that by embarking on the elevating leadership journey, you will not only quickly see changes in your teams; higher levels of engagement, more inspired cultures and better business results. You will all also be having more fun and live happier lives.

Is Business Perpetuating a Fear of Failure Culture?

Jean Martin | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK
Jean Martin

Our research into the characteristics of global leaders gives some indication as to the root of the problem. Analysing the motivational factors that drive the genders to senior positions worldwide, we see that there are stark differences between what matters to men and women as they climb the career ladder...

Seven Pieces of Career Advice I Would Give My Younger Self

Vicky Bullen | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Bullen

If you are lucky you will get plenty of advice as you forge ahead with your career...and of course there is always the internet to turn to now for comment and thought. But as I think about some of the things people have taught me over the years I often wish that I had learned them earlier - I wish someone had sat me down and just shared a few key pointers right at the beginning.

I Suck at Networking

Saoud Moco | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK
Saoud Moco

Or how I almost blew my chances in 7 'faux pas'. Fresh from university, and still fresh from a different culture, the idea of networking had until th...

#Culturevist: Investing in Corporate Culture

Anastasia Roumelioti | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Anastasia Roumelioti

A few days ago, I had an interesting invitation to attend a meetup with the subject around corporate culture. After work, at 7pm, I headed towards Oxf...

What Risk Leaders Do Differently

Ian Beale | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Ian Beale

The four capabilities shaping the agenda for assurance functions in 2014 In today's ever-changing business environment, we don't have to look any fu...

10 Steps to Turn Self-Reporting Into Reality, Not Just Wishful Thinking

Ian Beale | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Ian Beale

Do your managers routinely self-report control issues or do they still have the 'let's wait and see if the audit team finds it' attitude? The constan...

Mid-Twenties Career Crisis

Esther Hayden | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK
Esther Hayden

Today's society despite what many believe does pressure many young people to get a job quick, almost without thinking or caring what it is, just so you can say you have one. Sometimes it can be hard to take a moment to consider what could be the most important direction for your future career path.

Creating an Organisational Culture of Positive Growth Through Purposeful Practice

David Mochel | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

As a coach and facilitator, I help individuals and organizations realize peak performance and wellbeing. This work centers on the application of an idea known as neuroplasticity. That is, how you respond to your circumstances not only shapes your experience in the present moment, it also builds pathways in the brain that facilitate that response in the future.

Could Buddhism Help Your Business?

Beth Burgess | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Beth Burgess

The goal of Buddhism is ultimately to achieve enlightenment, but along the pathway to awakening, there are many useful lessons about how to operate ethically and effectively in the world.

How Businesses Can Motivate Millions to Behave With Sustainability in Mind

John Drummond | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK
John Drummond

Many businesses talk a good game on sustainability, while others admit they are still behind the curve and need to do more. But it continues to be equally important for organisations to pay great heed to how sustainable practice will translate to - and be supported by - their consumers and the public at large.

Captain Kirk and The Crass Interviewer...

James Christie | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK
James Christie

Over nearly thirty years of working life as an adult with autism, I have disobeyed orders, lost respect for my superiors, publicly rebelled against my...

Can You Keep a Secret?

Christian Toon | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK
Christian Toon

Office secrets: when you know they're going around it can be torture not being in on them. Whether it's closed blinds on a managers' meeting, furtive internal emails or hushed whispers in the kitchen, there'll always be someone desperate to know what's going on.

Women Leaders: For Workplace Equality, Engage the Men

Neela Bettridge | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Neela Bettridge

Why should men wish to discuss 'women's issues'? Because they are now everybody's issues. Today, the main workplace debate is often about 'work-life' and family, and these have no gender bias.

Big Business Needs to Help Consumers Change Their Behaviour

John Drummond | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK
John Drummond

So how can consumers be persuaded to act? The first option is to explore generic insight into behaviour change. Unilever, for example, has defined five levers for sustainable living or tips to persuade consumers to act. Make it: understood; easy to act; desirable; rewarding; and habitual.

Build a Rocket, Boys!

John Oswald | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Tech
John Oswald

So what if you've worked for a major company for a while and that's what's really defined your career? How do you make a difference in the world and do something stimulating when all around you is organisational politics, chains of command and hierarchy?

The Elusive Giant: Company Culture and HR

Russell Ward | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK
Russell Ward

The cultural anthropologist, Mary Douglas once said that "If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing the organization". A company culture is more than just the sum of its parts.

Is Success Without Achievement the New Corporate Culture?

Steve McKevitt | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK
Steve McKevitt

In a society that values winning above everything else, we should not be surprised that a culture of cheating has become endemic. So much so in fact that it is now entirely possible to enjoy a successful career without achieving anything at all, without ever being involved with a successful company or project.

A Simple Cure for the Banking System

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 02.09.2012 | UK
Margaret Heffernan

Break the banks up and they won't be too big to fail; they will - finally - be small enough for success.