There’s no room for this version of doing business in the Digital Age. This archaic organizational structure is constantly being flattened as we progress further and further into Industry 4.0. Constant innovation, automation of day-to-day tasks, and a growing number of relationships required for getting things done has revealed that this hierarchy of power was never really effective in the first place. Continue reading Hierarchy in Tomorrow’s Workplace
It’s hardly surprising that Matthew Syed is fascinated by the concept of marginal gains and the secrets of high performance. Not just a journalist, commentator, author, broadcaster (and breathe …), he is a double Olympian, having represented Great Britain in Barcelona and Sydney as one of the world’s top table tennis players. Continue reading [Book Review] Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed
By Business Development Manager Alexandria Nunweiler In order to unite and understand each other, companies often choose popular industry buzzwords to explain their business, identify their people, and differentiate their products. The Walt Disney Company famously calls their employees “Cast … Continue reading Lost In Translation: Why Leadership Teams Need to Speak the Same Language
If we want to create a world where everyone has equal opportunities to fulfil their potential, regardless of their gender – or indeed any other of the protected characteristics such as race or sexual orientation – then we must begin this process in our workplaces. Our goal has to be to build our businesses in a way that ascribes equal value to masculine and feminine traits, where diversity is the default and not the exception. Continue reading Gender Balance at Work: The AchieveForum Point of View
The one universally-recognized attribute that is unique to Australia is the laid-back Aussie attitude. “No worries mate” resonates in the country’s social space and within the workplace. Continue reading Working in “Straya” AKA Australia
At AchieveForum, fostering a Gender Balanced culture is a top priority, so we’ve spent some time researching the problem, and better, the solution. Where do we want to be? Companies with above-average diversity reported innovation revenue that was 19 percentage … Continue reading [Infographic] The Role of Leadership in Building a Gender Balanced Culture
It goes without saying (doesn’t it?) that a happy, motivated, upbeat workforce will outperform one that isn’t, and so every leader should make it their priority to ensure staff morale is maintained. Continue reading 4 Ways To Improve Staff Morale
As much as we tend to be drawn towards putting ourselves and others in little boxes when it comes to personality types and preferences, our introvert/extrovert tendencies are not always so black and white. Not only do we draw energy from different sources on different days, but we can find our preferences changing as we journey through life. Continue reading The Introverted Leader: Is the Workplace Still Biased Towards Extroversion?
This week, I spent a couple of hours away from my day job, sat in my child’s primary school hall, full of school leaders, governors and teachers. They were gathered together for a workshop by an not-for-profit organisation called ‘Diversity … Continue reading From School to the Workplace: Lessons in Inclusion
By Udeet Datta If there was ever a purely Asian persona that symbolized success in life despite obstacles, it would be Bruce Lee. This legendary martial artist, actor, and to some, a mentor and teacher, had a very simple take … Continue reading The State of the Asian Workplace
Written by Emily Thornton, Senior Project Leader ‘I’m so stressed out’ – ‘I just need to get through these emails’ – ‘I’ll grab a sandwich later, I haven’t got time now’ – ‘God, this week has been stressful.’ Sound familiar? … Continue reading [Book Review] Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nagoski
Roundtable discussion, 8 March 2019, London As a leadership development company, we feel that we are not only responsible for observing and reacting to changing business landscapes, but for driving a change which is ethically right and will help our … Continue reading What is the Role of L&D in the Quest for a Gender Balanced Workforce?