Experimenting with scenario planning

James Berry | 23 Feb 2021

Scenario planning isn’t just about developing proactive strategies to deal with a possible crisis. It can also be a useful way to highlight potential weaknesses in your organisation or operations. Here’s how to go about it.

Remember those resolutions you made?

Jurgen Wolff

The chances are that the resolutions you made on Jan 1 are already distant memories. But if you want to avoid making the same resolutions again next year, here’s a simple, four-step process to get you back on track.

Ten habits of bad management

Andre de Waal

Too many organizations ignore or tolerate bad management. Yet bad managers will never get optimal results, so their tell-tail traits need to recognized and dealt with.

The myth of change management

Rod Collins

The world is changing much faster than their organizations. And that’s a big problem, because traditional businesses are not designed for adapting to change or aligning with shifting markets.

New year questions for team leaders

Wayne Turmel

What better time than the New Year to stop, reflect on what’s happened in 2020 and gird our loins for what looms ahead. In that spirit of reflection, here are five questions all team leaders should be asking themselves.

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Why ‘how are you?’ is such an important question

Steven Buck | 21 Dec 2020

After this unprecedented year, finding ways for a team to connect and address the needs of the whole person rather than focusing solely on work priorities is more important than ever.

Ideas are fragile (handle with care)

Max McKeown

If someone in your organisation has an idea, is it welcomed? Or does hierarchy, history and organisational politics make innovation impossible?

The group excluded from diversity programs

David Livermore

The US is a divided nation, in part because many working class individuals believe progressives and diversity advocates have compassion for everyone - except them. Might they be right?

Coping with COVID restrictions this winter

Lynda Shaw

In the midst of another lockdown and with the colder months are setting in, many of us are wondering how we are going to deal with this winter. Here are some tips on how to cope.

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Jeff Schwartz and the future of work

What Matters

We talk to Jeff Schwartz, a founding partner of Deloitte Consulting's Future of Work practice, about his new book, "Work Disrupted: Opportunity, Resilience, and Growth in the Accelerated Future of Work".

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Managing tomorrow’s flexible workforce

As companies increasingly source talent for specific pieces of work, how can they manage an increasingly complex 'quantum' workforce?

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.

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