Category Archives: Work Place Change

The Engagement Fulcrum

Workplace has been traditionally a ‘tell’ environment. If you are not familiar with engagement-led models, how do you lead change when a ‘tell’ is not an option? When working with people who are new to engagement models, the common themes … Continue reading

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The Great Divide

I’ve been reading Gallup’s ‘State of the American Workplace 2017’. While it is US-centric and I am sitting in an exceptionally warm England right now, it does have relevance. An item that caught my eye was “Millennials are more likely … Continue reading

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Creature Comforts

I love caddisfly larvae.  This is probably down to reading Charles Kingsley’s ‘The Water Babies’ back in my dim and distant kindergarten years. The only time they are prettier and more charming than hermit crabs is when man interferes but I … Continue reading

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Plan B

When we start messing with people’s work spaces, we start messing with their heads. There’s no other way around it, and it has to be acknowledged. This is why workplace is about people, not spaces. Spaces are easy. People are … Continue reading

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Ditching the Decs

Gather round, Brethren, it’s been a while but the time has come to talk of matters of importance. Hallowe’en is over. Retailers have turned to glitter, soppy (yet wonderful) adverts are on TV, and they have unleashed merry hell on … Continue reading

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How Workplace Change is Like a Novel.

Long ago and far away I had a boss whose mantra was ‘Do it right, do it once’. This is critical within workplace change. This is because we are dealing with human frailties; each participant brings a different variable to … Continue reading

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Bob and the Auditors

We battle-weary commuters come to know the patterns of our rush-hour comrades, not least because they mimic our own, right down to seat preference; anything over a year of taking (nearly) the same train, and targeting the same seats, leaves you … Continue reading

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