How to create a happier workplace

By Keith Coats The Problem:My people are not staying, aren’t committed as they should be and don’t seem happy at work. What can I do to reverse these trends?The Solution: Give your people more freedom than you are comfortable with.If you are comfortable with the amount of autonomy your people have, you have not gone far enough. […]

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Creating a reading culture

By Keith Coats The Problem:Fit bodies, fat minds: My team aren’t reading…which means we might not be learning! “My team aren’t reading and I fear that will impact on our ability and need to learn” said a CEO to me recently. It is a legitimate concern when one understands the fundamental importance of learning in building the […]

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Eliminating “Behind the back” conversations that are killing your culture

By Keith Coats The Problem:There is a culture within your team/organisation of gossip. Conversations are happening ‘offline’ and behind backs all of which is proving harmful – as it always is! You realise you need to check this behaviour and simply saying, “don’t do it” hasn’t proved to be effective.The Solution:Changing (bad) habits is difficult. The […]

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6 Ways to future proof yourself from robotic replacement

By Dean van Leeuwen Studies by Oxford University suggest robotics and automation will replace 47% of knowledge worker jobs over the next two decades. So if you are not planning on retiring in the next ten to twenty years, and let’s face it with average lifespan on the up and pension pots on the down many […]

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Talent in a multi-generational digital workplace

By Ray de Villiers When I travel and speak to clients about their people experiences the following phrases are often used to describe Millennials and the younger workforce. They are uncommitted, entitled, nose stuck to screens, disengaged, lack loyalty, money chasing job-hoppers. On the flip side, Gen X and Baby Boomers are described by younger individuals as: Slow, lacking […]

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