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  • Planning for disruption: An A,B,C

    Claire is featured in this month’s issue of The HR Director Magazine speaking about how organisations can prepare themselves for disruption and harness the potential of innovation in order to maximise the opportunity it presents. You can read the article in print or online at the link provided below. Read the full article… Planning for…

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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.…

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    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…

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    What’s really important to you? Three things we know about Values Statements.

    We recently addressed the topic of values in a post about how companies engage with their corporate values. This week, to recognize World Values Day on 19th October (https://www.worldvaluesday.com), we would like to take a step back and ask how values are chosen – what’s really important to you? Through our work with clients grappling…

  • 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…

  • The Extraordinary Individual

    In the 1960s, Richard Bolles first asked the question ‘what colo(u)r is your parachute?’ and so began an ongoing conversation about the constraints of traditional job titles and prescribed career paths. As individuals, he stated, we are all responsible for our own destinies depending on how we wish to see them. As Watts Wacker stated:…

  • The Need for a New Perspective

    The world was a very different place in the time that Maslow developed his model (there wasn’t even the internet, for goodness sake – let alone WIFI) and it seems as though the pace of change is accelerating every day. Futurologist Watts Wacker described the context as the ‘500-year-delta’; the ‘age of reason’ we have…

  • Back to Basics: We love Maslow…and beyond

    One of the most memorable models I have worked with is one of the first I was introduced to in my days of undergraduate study and one that I am sure you will be familiar with too. The notion that I had a hierarchy of needs was not necessarily new; what was interesting was where,…

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