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  • Proppian character types in the workplace

Fairy tales and folklore: which character types exist in your workplace?

Fairy tales and folklore: which character types exist in your workplace? What links Star Wars with Shrek? At first glance, it probably seems like there’s no connections at all. Both films were produced by entirely different studios, were made decades apart, and one follows the story of an arrogant, cranky ogre while the other tracks [...]

By |February 25th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
  • Video in internal communications

Lights, camera, communicate!: why you should be using video in your internal communications

Lights, camera, communicate!: why you should be using video in your internal communications It was an ordinary day in Paris, on the 28th of December 1895. Crowds of curious theatregoers had gathered at the Grand Café at 14 Boulevard Les Capucines for a screening of one of the first films ever made: the Lumière [...]

By |February 16th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
  • Organisational Change as a flower being watered

5 ways you can make change management fruitful

5 ways you can make change management fruitful The age of change is upon us. Globalisation and economic turbulence have catapulted us into the 21st Century of disruption and innovation, and we’re slap-bang in the middle of the fourth industrial revolution – one in which technology is transforming the way we live, work and [...]

By |February 8th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
  • The life-cycle of successful teams

Smugglers and Skywalkers: The Life Cycle of Successful Teams

Smugglers and Skywalkers: The Life Cycle of Successful Teams What’s been your biggest achievement today? Have you by any chance destroyed a Death Star, brought down an Empire, and become a fully-fledged Jedi, all while rescuing a Princess and redeeming one of the universe’s most feared evil enforcers, in only one day? If you [...]

By |February 2nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
  • The Marshmallow Challenge

Starting with the Marshmallow: The Key to Successful Teamwork

Starting with the Marshmallow: The Key to Successful Teamwork Here’s a challenge for you: find 20 sticks of spaghetti, 1 metre of tape, 1 metre of string and a marshmallow, and put them all together to make the tallest free-standing structure you can in 18 minutes. Sound interesting? Well, if you do – and [...]

By |January 27th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
  • Employee Engagement Sandwich Ingredients

5 Tasty Ingredients for a Stupendous Employee Engagement Sandwich

5 Tasty Ingredients for a Stupendous Employee Engagement Sandwich Employees are the bread and butter of successful organisations. But we all know you can’t make a sandwich out of just bread and butter. The perfect sandwich needs a few ingredients - at least some sort of filling, and maybe even a smidgen of sauce. [...]

By |January 18th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
  • The Negativity Bias

New year, new me…: how can we cut back on negativity?

New year, new me…: how can we cut back on negativity? Have you made a New Year’s Resolution this year? Perhaps you’ve decided to eat less, or cut some pesky food item out of your diet altogether. Maybe you’ve told yourself to exercise more. Or you might have resolved to spend less time stressing [...]

By |January 11th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
  • gamification

Fun and games: is Gamification the new key to professional development?

Fun and games: is Gamification the new key to professional development? So Christmas is fast approaching, festive spirit is in the air, and soon there’ll be presents littering the bedrooms of excited children everywhere. Toys and games still take top spot on their Christmas lists – who wants socks? – but research suggests that [...]

By |December 21st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments
  • Coffee Shop Culture

Culture, Creativity… and Coffee? Creating a Coffee Shop Culture

Culture, Creativity… and Coffee? Creating a Coffee Shop Culture There’s a smorgasbord of things leaders can do to infuse their organisations with a positive, creative, productive culture. Common suggestions include formulating a strong, solid vision and values to inspire and motivate employees; organising regular team social events, even just a simple get-together over lunch; [...]

By |December 14th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments
  • Organisational culture

Corporate culture – a story for success?

Corporate culture – a story for success? If half your employees suddenly decided to quit their jobs simultaneously, and with no warning, how would you feel? You probably wouldn’t be the happiest bunny in the burrow, and you’d likely feel pretty betrayed too. After all, you gave those people a job, salary, and development [...]

By |December 7th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments