Four effective strategies to keep psychological contracts in the workplace healthy

A lot has been said about the relationship that organisations have with their employees, even more so now in light of “The Great Resignation’.  People are leaving organisations in greater numbers than ever before, and yet, there are organisations who don’t seem to be feeling the impact. Instead, they are experiencing The Great Attraction, where […]

5 key steps to drive effective performance management

Performance management. Two words that strike dread into the hearts of leaders and employees alike. If the goal of performance management is to identify, measure and develop individual and team performance, why does it get such a bad rap?  After all, that sounds like a great outcome for both employees and the organisation, right? Performance […]

5 top tips to be a hybrid-working champion

The disruptive and unprecedented nature of Covid-19 has transformed traditional work contexts and created an opportunity for flexibility and change. 2020 rapidly accelerated our understanding and adoption of remote working. It is clear now that there are a range of hybrid working environments that have begun to emerge, which require us to reimagine where and […]

Are you an authentic leader? We share our top 5 tips

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We’ve all heard the idiom, “just be yourself” but what does this actually mean for authentic leadership and and can being truly authentic hinder or help your ability to lead people? A study in the Leadership and Organisation Development Journal discovered that authentic leadership has a positive impact on work-related attitudes and happiness and is […]

How to increase performance by setting better goals

As many organisation’s review individual performance and begin setting goals for the current financial year, it’s important to understand how to get the most out of goal setting processes and conversations to increase performance.   Goal setting theory The premise of goal setting theory assumes that employee behaviour is driven by consciously chosen goals and […]

How to be a more visible, influential and valuable leader

For the past few weeks, conversations with my clients, peers and friends in leadership have been ongoing: some in a coaching capacity, many seeking HR advice, and others simply for interpersonal reflection and mutual support. Normally each call would be unique to the person or business, but beyond business continuity and shifting operating models, I now […]

Communication. What’s the fuss all about?

Have you checked in recently with your communication efforts? Are you having communication breakdowns with colleagues or staff? Sometimes we lose focus on a fundamental thing that can make or break a workplace: communication. According to US firm Gartner, research revealed that up to 70% of poor business decisions or mistakes are due to ineffective […]

How to reward employees with four popular incentives

It’s often been said that money makes the world go around, but is this always the case in the workplace? A pay rise or a bonus is guaranteed to go some way to increasing employee satisfaction, but what other initiatives or incentives can you promote to reward and recognise your employees?   A recent study […]

Three tips to assess cultural fit

Identifying a candidate’s cultural alignment with your organisation is a critical step for any hiring process. Harvard Business Review describes cultural fit as the ‘likelihood that someone will reflect and/or be able to adapt to the core beliefs, attitudes and behaviours that make up your organisation, and a poor cultural fit can result in a […]