What to Do About Corporate Culture During the Pandemic

During these difficult times, there’s constant anxiety on both a personal and professional level. Everyone is on high alert about their own health, as well as their loved ones. For those negatively impacted economically, there’s fear about making rent and paying bills. And for those still working, many are trying to adjust to an office job performed from a kitchen table or the living room sofa. But individual responses to the coronavirus aren’t the only change in the current environment. There’s also pressure on organisations to find ways to adjust. Some companies are considering permanently switching to remote

Teaching A New Dog Old Tricks – Attracting Younger Talent to “Old” Companies

If we told you that one of the hot new trends for socialising was throwing axes — at a bar, no less – you might tell us that is so early 2018. But if we told you axe-throwing has become an increasingly common corporate event? (Come on, you didn’t see that coming, really. And if you work in the insurance sector, you might not for a while yet.) At best, such unusual corporate-sponsored activities seem inextricably linked with Silicon Valley start-ups. But established, more traditional companies are increasingly realising the importance of modernising their employee recruiting and hiring strategies, in

The Manager’s Advantage: Updating Your Company’s Operating System

It’s clear to see that workplaces are shifting. It is perhaps not surprising then, that the role of the manager is shifting also, and companies need to follow suit and evolve too. Is it time to overhaul your company’s management operating system?

Understanding Today’s Manager Role

In today’s business world, there is an increase in employee autonomy where employees are taking initiative and independently tackling problems.  And while this is a positive change, in many cases it means that managers’ traditional role has been relegated to the side lines.  Rather than thinking that the manager’s role is not as necessary as it