Managing the new era of flexible working

Fred Krieger | 10 Sep 2020

In the post-Covid era of flexible work, physical and remote workspaces will coexist. But the question is: how can this fragmented set-up be effectively managed?

Make your people part of the solution, even virtually

Matthew Handley

This year has presented companies with a series of seemingly insurmountable problems. But those that find ways to engage their employees in the design of solutions are likely to rise above the adversity.

The difference between a mob and a crowd

Rod Collins

How is it that sometimes when we come together in groups, we are extraordinarily brilliant, but at other times we are incredibly dumb? The answer is the difference between collective intelligence and groupthink.

The four obstacles to corporate innovation

Michael Ellenby

There are four main obstacles to corporate innovation that can stifle the potential of organisations of all sizes. Understanding how to overcome them is key to a healthy future for every business.

We’re in a crisis! Why can’t we all just get along?

David Livermore

Even faced by a global pandemic, we don't seem able to bridge our tribal divides and leverage our differences to find solutions, rather than using them to further destroy us.

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Get out of the way!

Duane Dike | 18 Aug 2020

Barriers to productivity are many and varied, but the vast majority of them are by-products of the destructive attitudes and behaviors of leaders.

A formula for trust

John Blakey

Academics have been arguing for years about what makes a leader trustworthy, but it can really be boiled down to three clear attributes: ability, integrity and benevolence.

Breakthrough innovation and corporate antibodies

Rod Collins

If companies want to be on the leading edge of breakthrough innovation, they have to neutralize the corporate antibodies that try to kill any new ideas that threaten the status quo.

Boost morale with a virtual event

Craig Bulow

Even if summer away-days and team-building events are off the agenda for the moment, there are still ways you can boost your team’s wellbeing and morale with in-person events that you can do remotely.

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Podcasts

Rosie Tomkins and natural intelligence

What Matters

A conversation with leadership coach, Rosie Tomkins, about her new book “N-stinctive: The Power of Natural Intelligence” and the lessons all of us can learn from the natural world.

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News

Returning to work: what do employees actually want?

What are offices going to look like in a post-pandemic world? How can they become safe and productive spaces?

Can employers demand staff take a COVID-19 test?

Could a compulsory Covid-19 test become part of our regular working routine? In this Q&A, we ask two UK lawyers about the complex legal issues employers need to consider.

Staying afloat: USA Weightlifting

USA Weightlifting’s CEO, Phil Andrews, explains how his organisation has managed to stay afloat during the pandemic.

6 out 10 worry about returning to work

As many as six out of 10 employees in the UK who are now working from home are nervous about the prospect of having to go back to their usual workplace after the lockdown is lifted, a new survey has found.

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