Management

Organism

How collaborative is your workplace?

Setting your organisation’s ‘Purpose’ and ‘Strategic Direction’ are tasks that we spend days, months sometimes even years perfecting.  However, some of the biggest challenges in executing your purpose and strategic direc...

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How well do you use your emotions to manage conflict?

“If you only have a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” – Maslow This age old analogy might seem a little off the topic of emotional intelligence but what Abraham Maslow was essentially saying is that we can have an o...

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Workplace Conflict is Expensive

A recent survey from CPP showed that 25 per cent of employees said that avoiding conflict led to sickness or absence from work. The same report also showed that nearly 10 per cent said that workplace conflict led to proj...

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How to monitor your organisational culture

The importance of a strong and healthy organisational culture is undeniable, it can translate into increased productivity, employee retention and attraction to name a few. As we have explored over the last couple of week...

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Identify the organisational culture that you really want

Last week we looked at different types of organisational cultures that could exist and how your organisation compares to these common cultures. Was it clear where you sat in matrix or were you spread out over several of ...

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Do you understand your organisational culture and values?

Before you can truly understand your organisation’s culture you need to understand the common types of culture.  With this in mind you can ask yourself if your organisation’s culture matches what you think it is. Below i...

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Has your organisational culture evolved or have you cultivated it?

The problem surrounding culture in a lot of organisations is that senior leaders set the culture and define the organisation’s values, these often end up on a wall for everyone to see and it is assumed the culture and va...