How to deliver effective diversity training

David Livermore | 26 Oct 2023

There is plenty of valid criticism about diversity training. But an approach that addresses ďwhatís in it for youĒ and confronts real-world challenges goes a long way towards delivering effective learning opportunities.

Enhancing engagement when flexible working isn't an option

Karen Jackson

There are many jobs where flexible working simply isnít an option. So what alternative benefits can employers offer that will enhance employee well-being and engagement?

Effective performance management can help reduce quiet quitting

Laura Moncrieffe

If organisations want to overcome 'quiet quitting', they need proactive, engaged leaders who are tapped in to the emotional, psychological, and financial needs of their employees.

Getting to grips with crisis management

Richard Harris-Deans

Managers are likely to navigate at least two or three major crises during their professional lives, and the way they respond could make or break their careers. So how should managers prepare for the worst?

Neurodiversity in the workplace: a Q&A


A conversation with Matt Boyd, CEO of Exceptional Individuals, on the subject of neurodiversity and neurodivergence in the workplace.

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Are we neglecting managers in the new world of work?

Marco Favaloro

With many managers struggling at a personal level in the new world of hybrid work, organisations need to offer additional support to build healthy workplace relationships.

Diverse teams and psychological safety

David Livermore

Thereís been a surge of interest recently about the importance of psychological safety, and rightfully so. But like many good things, it's better not to have too much of it.

Making cross-organizational teams work

Simon Thule Viggers

Cross-organizational teams are a growing trend. But they can have some costly side-effects for the people who are assigned to these temporary projects.

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The Connected Manager

Beware these remote management biases

17 Nov 2023

We all have biases that occasionally get us in trouble. And that's as true in a remote management context as it is in any other workplace setting.

Who is working from home (and who isn't)?

18 Oct 2023

Why do some people work from home and others prefer (or have no choice but) to work in the office? The reasons are more varied than you might think.

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Julia Milner on micromanagement

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We talk to Julia Milner, a Professor of Leadership at EDHEC Business School, about the problems of micro-management and how employees can avoid it and deal with it.

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Financial worries fuel rise in mental heath issues

On World Mental Health Day, here are some simple initiatives to help support mental wellness in the workplace.

Employers respond to staff demands for more benefits and flexibility

Despite pressure on budgets, the majority of UK employers are responding to staff demands for an expansion of benefits and flexible working.

A quarter of UK employees donít feel they have a voice in their organisation

A quarter of UK employees donít feel they have a voice in their organisation or that their employer encourages or listens to feedback from staff, new research has found.

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