Do You Really Know What Is Going On In Your Organisation?


We are at an inflection point: When it comes to workplace culture, there is a large gap between what leaders think is going on and what employees say is happening on the ground. The Hidden Value Of Culture Makers According to the latest Accenture report – two thirds of leaders feel they create empowering environments—in … Continue reading Do You Really Know What Is Going On In Your Organisation?

How Good Company Culture Can Go Bad


Here’s a sentence I never thought I’d write. One of the best hours I spent this week was with our Governance, Risk and Assurance Team. There – I said it. Joking aside, the relationship between governance and innovation is an important one.  As I wrote in my last post – for an organisation to support innovation … Continue reading How Good Company Culture Can Go Bad

Why Change Fails: Four Ways To Hack Your Culture


All over the the world our organisations are experiencing profound change. The most common way to react to that is the corporate change programme. Every year businesses will embark on a series of reports , meetings, visioning sessions , training events and communication strategies. In almost every case the goal will be the same: to … Continue reading Why Change Fails: Four Ways To Hack Your Culture

How your culture can promote innovation


“Organisational culture is the sum of values and rituals, which serve as ‘glue’ to integrate the members of the organisation.” – Richard Perrin I spent a wonderful day in Belfast this week with a group of Housing Organisations. It was refreshing as I got to talk not about tech and social media – but of leadership … Continue reading How your culture can promote innovation

How Social Are Your Organisational Values?


One of the most repeated laws of the social web is that people trust word of mouth recommendation via personal networks more than they do advertising or PR. With that in mind , it’s odd that more organisations don’t harness one of the most powerful resources at their disposal-the people they employ. If ,for example, you … Continue reading How Social Are Your Organisational Values?

5 Social Media Policies That You Can Love


I posted last week about How Your Social Media Policy Could Kill Your Culture. It was about the “control creep” that’s affecting some organisations as they try to protect themselves from a social media firestorm. In this post I want to look at a few organisations whose policies and guidance acknowledge the risks but see … Continue reading 5 Social Media Policies That You Can Love