Breakthrough innovation and corporate antibodies

Rod Collins | 04 Aug 2020

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.

That furloughed feeling

Rhys Moon

Understanding how furloughed employees feel about the situation they're in gives an insight into what employers and managers can do to help individuals and the organisation as a whole.

Beyond the disruption of COVID-19

Tim Hood

For businesses that are reliant on manual processes that require people and paper to be physically together in one space, the COVID-19 pandemic is posing some fundamental challenges.

Let’s ditch self-improvement and focus on effective cooperation

Ab Banerjee

Many popular management theories focus too heavily on the cult of the individual and giving feedback at any cost. Instead, we need to think more about collective performance and adopt a cooperation mind-set.

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Leadership in a networked world: from chess master to gardener

Rod Collins | 15 Jun 2020

Command-and-control management assumes that social systems work like machines. But they don’t. So in today’s networked world, leadership is less about playing chess and more about becoming a gardener.

Be prepared: planning for a return to the workplace

Joanna Strahan

Businesses can't simply re-open after the lockdown as if nothing has happened. Planning is the key to managing the back to work transition, and those plans need to address a number of fundamental questions.

Seven ways leaders can prepare for post-pandemic times

Manfred Kets De Vries

Only by avoiding knee-jerk reactions will organisations emerge from the coronavirus pandemic re-energised and prepared to face the future.

Getting back to the office after lockdown

Andrew Parker

How should organisations transition teams back to the office once lockdown measures are eased? Here's how one employer is approaching a return to the ‘new normal’ and the factors that need to be considered.

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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

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.

Staying afloat: The Evergreen Agency

How are small businesses surviving the pandemic, the lockdown and working from home? Over the next few weeks, we’ll be finding out how companies in different sectors are coping.

Pivots, pirouettes and silver linings

How have companies whose business models were made obsolete overnight managed to ride out the coronavirus storm?

The great COVID divide

As the COVID lockdown continues, a new UK survey finds a-near equal split between positive and negative employee emotions, but with big rises in anxiety and stress and growing fears about finances.

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