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Do Your Values Align With Your Employer’s Values?

Values are standards of behaviour we set for ourselves. They are our beliefs; our own moral code, so to speak. All individuals have values, and so do businesses. A company’s values are the core principles that shape the way it works. Values help to define a business and while its strategies and plans may change, […]

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Workplace Culture: Are You Proud To Work For Your Employer?

Does your company have a strong workplace culture? A workplace’s ‘culture’ refers to the certain characteristics of that business; it is its personality, so to speak. Indeed, a ‘culture’ is determined by many factors, including the traditions, values, beliefs, interactions and attitudes of that business and its employees. It is not a question of what […]

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Accountability In The Workplace

Put simply, if someone holds themselves accountable, it means they take full responsibility of the consequences of their actions and decisions. In the workplace, all leaders strive for a team of employees who are accountable. But, saying you’re accountable and being accountable are two very different things. Many of us will happily hold ourselves accountable […]

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Body Language – It Says More Than We Think

When conversing with someone, we might assume that getting our message across is mostly down to the words we use and our tone of voice. In truth, the majority of our meaning is conveyed (and perceived) non-verbally in a way that we may not realise, yet has been pre-programmed into our brains from a very […]

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Why Do We Only Focus On The Negatives Of Conflict?

When we think of conflict, we tend to imagine raised voices, hostility and stressful confrontations. Conflict within the workplace is something that business leaders consider a threat to performance levels and most employees would rather avoid. However, not all conflict is ‘bad’. Depending on how it is managed it can have a positive effect on […]

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Groupthink And Decision Making

Group decision making can be hugely effective across a range of business scenarios. Group decision making gives employees the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas, which can provide senior leaders with valuable insight, allowing them to make informed business decisions. However, there is a tendency for employees to resort to an ‘expected’ response, in […]

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The Importance Of “Thank You”

“Thank you” – two simple, yet extremely powerful words. We were all taught to say ‘thank you’ from an early age, so why now, years on, do we regularly forget to use these two important words of recognition? Whether it’s used in a social or professional situation, a simple ‘thank you’ can go a long […]

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Why Are Companies Still Failing To Manage Diversity Effectively?

Diversity management in the workplace means recognising, accepting and respecting individual differences between employees. Effectively managing this involves planning and implementing strategies to manage employees so that the potential benefits of diversity are maximised, while all potential disadvantages are limited. However, given the plethora of research reports and surveys, it has become apparent that many […]

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