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Slides, ferris wheels and stories – what makes a great office?

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Recently we’ve been looking at our first grown-up office.  We’ve seen a real contrast of places, darkened rooms, tech hubs, hot desks, Alice in Wonderland and more.  It’s a big decision – not just because of the cost, but more so because of what kind of environment you are creating for the team.  We’re only […]Read more

Ethics and Engagement: simples…

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Why are ethics so important to organisations? We are bound by laws. It’s the right thing to do. It also makes business sense. As one leader in Ethics recently stated. ‘Ethics attracts talent. Talent drives capability. Capability wins clients.’ Simples. Or is it? The reality is very different for most organisations. Wells Fargo talk about how well they […]Read more

Diversity & Inclusion, and the age of personalised engagement…

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18 months ago, a small group of people got together to discuss diversity & inclusion and employee engagement, as part of Engage for Success. We didn’t know each other.  We were very different in many ways.  And we certainly didn’t always agree with each other.  But we had a common cause. Yesterday we hosted our […]Read more

The story of toilets and driving diversity…

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Toilets.  We take them for granted. You go to work and there’s a toilet there for you.  Whether you’re male or female. Except when you work on the train tracks for Network Rail. You could be fixing and maintaining the track miles away from a station and any accessible toilet. For men, not a problem.  The […]Read more

Narrative Trumps Know-How

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Recently my wife and I were having lunch in Stone Street, Manhattan, just a stone’s throw from Wall Street. Next to us were two Wall Streeters tucking into nachos, guacamole and margaritas. So who were they favouring in the race for a nomination? ‘Clinton’ – replied the man. ‘Trump’ – stated the woman. Being the liberal, […]Read more

106 Breakfast Series: Preparing for the Unthinkable

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Just over half of Fortune 500 has disappeared since 2000.  We will probably see 40% disappear in the next 10 years alone.  Change is happening – and faster than ever. We really do live in a world of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA). There are the very real threats of pandemics, terrorism, political decisions, financial […]Read more