Getting to grips with crisis management

Richard Harris-Deans | 22 Sep 2023

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.

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

There’s 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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Culturally intelligent teams: different values, same norms

David Livermore

Understanding cultural differences on a diverse team does not automatically translate into better performance. Instead, leaders need to develop team norms that are both inclusive and unifying.

Communication differences on diverse teams

David Livermore

Differences in communication styles can be a constant source of conflict on diverse teams. Understanding these differences is key to building trust, avoiding misunderstandings and leading more effectively.

Hybrid teams: keeping up the connections

Marco Favaloro

It's all too easy for those all-important 'water cooler' moments to evaporate in the new hybrid world of work. So how do you build deeper relationships in teams that rarely share the same physical space?

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The Connected Manager

Inclusion is the key to engagement

07 Sep 2023

How do you keep employees engaged when they aren’t interacting with colleagues every day? The answer is to try to include them whenever the opportunity arises.

Great expectations?

05 Jul 2023

An issue many managers come up against on remote or hybrid teams is that there are fewer opportunities to inspect peoples' work in person, or on-demand. Dealing with this is all about expectations.

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Keeping your seat at the table

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If you are a woman over 40 and feel that you can't land a job despite your experience and qualifications, this interview with author Nori Jabba is for you.

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Whistleblowing policies undermined by poor training

For all the talk about protecting whistleblowers and encouraging a ‘speak up’ culture, new research has found a lack of awareness and training within many organisations around how to deal with whistleblowing.

Third sector under pressure as employees quit to find higher paid jobs

Over half of employees working in the UK voluntary sector have left in search of higher paid jobs in other industries, new research suggests.

Cyber leaders worry that AI will overwhelm cyber defences

The overwhelming majority of cybersecurity leaders believe that AI in the wrong hands will outpace cyber defences, according to new research.

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