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    Designing for a Brexit future

    The UK Referendum result on Brexit has provided us with only one certainty: uncertainty. In the midst of uncertainty, our experience shows that traditional approaches to strategic planning can be downright dangerous. One pitfall is to take a binary view: assuming that the future is either open to precise predictions, or that it is completely…

  • Fewer than 1 in 10 businesses have cultures that are understood. Why does this matter and how to address it?

    Claire is featured this week in leading professional title HR News talking about why fewer than 1 in 10 businesses have cultures that are understood.  Claire explores why this matters and how to address it as an HR professional. Read the full article here. Fewer than 1 in 10 businesses have cultures that are understood.…

  • UK leaving EU flag

    Brexit: Finding Opportunity in Uncertainty

    You won’t be surprised to hear that Brexit crops up regularly in conversations with our clients, both UK-based and in other parts of the European Union. So far, we have only seen immediately visible, short-term effects, such as the fall in the value of the pound, and the diversion of the majority of UK Government…

  • The Future of Work: Are You Prepared?

    While The Matrix and I,Robot may not be on our immediate horizons, the rapid advance of digital technologies, and a ‘changing-of-the-guard’ when it comes to what future generations are demanding of their work environment are set to shake up how and why we work faster than you might think. We asked our clients about the…

  • You say you want a revolution

    What does it take to create a movement? For the organizers of the Women’s Marches that took place in cities worldwide in January 2017, one well-placed Facebook post, an inspiring cause, and knitted pink hats is all it took to inspire a global movement. Movements are born when a single “lone nut” is willing to…

  • Digital Transformation: The Solutions Are Within

    Given the torrent of new technologies driving product and process innovation and efficiency, for most companies maintaining the status quo is no longer an option. This is an era where roboadvisors will soon become the norm, where digital insights will change the face of marketing forever, where back-office administration will be transformed by technologies and…

  • HR – Nurturing Talent in a Climate of Change

    Recruitment and retention issues across a number of sectors are costing businesses millions. For HR Directors, this is a priority, but it is also a complex issue and a challenge to solve. Whether our clients are FTSE 100 Directors, Global Directors of multinationals or large public institutions, one thing HR Directors express is the need…

  • Language, Models and Reality

    “In the beginning was the word…” The first line of the Gospel of John is a phrase many readers will be familiar with, and one that uses the metaphor of ‘the word’ to represent God—an idea philosophers, scientists, theologians and thinkers continue to debate. What happens next is that all things come to be, life, and…

  • Inspiring the Work Environment by Design

    We have begun to touch on the components of a work environment that enable creativity to flourish and productivity to increase. Each of these components can make a difference, but when brought together with the right skill and intention, the effect is extraordinary. The environment is a holistic element of a complex, adaptive system. Jan…

  • The Uninspiring Office and the Bored Room

    The idea of architecture as a language – a form of communication that affects us – is in itself not new, but brings to our discussions another context for our cycle of understanding; how we observe, reflect and interpret. Architecture is the integration of form and space and those principles that control their organization and…

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