Money talks: the power of salary transparency

Noura Dadzie | 21 Nov 2022

In the U.S., six states have passed laws requiring employers to publish salary information in an effort to reduce wage gaps. So should more organisations be prioritising salary transparency?

How culturally intelligent leaders make decisions

David Livermore

What does culturally intelligent decision-making look like for today's global leader? It's certainly not as simple as "just make a decision."

Financial stress and employee wellbeing

Harry Bliss

With the cost-of-living crisis set to continue for the foreseeable future, supporting employees with their financial wellbeing must be a top priority for every employer.

Enough of all this 'quiet quitting'

Wayne Turmel

Every once in a while, the business press gets hold of an idea and works it like a dog with a sock until it's unrecognizable. Such is the case with 'quiet quitting'.

Does it matter if you like the people you work with?

Amanda Nimon-Peters

Most of us need a sense of belonging with the people we spend time with. So working with people we like is good for us as well as the organisations that employ us.

How to build trust on a diverse team

David Livermore

Diverse teams have a harder time trusting each other than homogeneous teams do. Here are three evidence-based ways to go about building that trust.

Is there a place for gossip in the new normal?

Bob Selden

Social chit-chat is a vital part of being human. But how does that fit in with the the new normal of hybrid or home working where our physical contact with others is limited?

From the archive

Morale: a moving target

Duane Dike

What we think we know about morale is probably wrong, especially the black and white notion that morale is either ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Like most human feelings, morale is a moving target, which is why being sensitive to its nuances is such a key skill for leaders.

Max McKeown

The cosmic egg of change

Max McKeown

Change management models don't tend to worry about what happened before. They start as though everything just 'was'. But with all the evidence suggesting that change is inextricably linked to the past, it's no wonder it so often goes wrong.

Dan Bobinski

Is your work an obligation or an opportunity?

Dan Bobinski

People tend to see work either as an obligation, overbearing, or an opportunity. And if you want to take the opportunity to rise above the mundane and 'make a difference', try thinking like an entrepreneur.

Manfred Kets De Vries

How firms can avoid the mediocrity trap

Manfred Kets De Vries

Managers who are emotionally insecure or who have a fragile self-esteem face a dilemma when making hiring decisions. That’s why B-players often fail to hire the best people.

Henrik Bresman

Preparing teams to lead innovative change

Henrik Bresman

Today’s fast-moving industries demand a new model of organisational change that rejects the top-down, linear process of the past in favour of a more democratised, inclusive and open-ended paradigm.

Earlier opinion

Taking time for leadership

Duane Dike

Pondering issues before acting brings new alternatives, fresh perspectives and creative solutions. That why leaders who don't pause to reflect often run into trouble.

Do you trust your new team member?

Wayne Turmel

Think about the way you interact with new members of your team. You might not actively distrust them, but do you act like you trust them?

What is a 'global' leader?

David Livermore

'Global leadership' is one of those fancy terms that gets used in glossy consulting reports and EMBA marketing briefs. But what does it actually mean?

When will they ever learn?

Bob Selden

Boris Johnson's attempt to apologise for attending a Downing Street party during last year's lockdown is a timely reminder about the gulf between making a formal apology and being genuinely sorry.

Five remote team new year's resolutions

Wayne Turmel

The new year is a great time to ask some fundamental questions about how your remote team works together and what needs to change.

The biggest source of conflict on diverse teams

David Livermore

Clashing expectations are the main source of conflict in almost any relationship. And nowhere is that more true than with the intercultural challenges of diverse teams.

The invisible killer of remote teams

Wayne Turmel

There is one factor that can be lethal for remote teams that usually isn't a problem when everyone is in the same place. That invisible killer is exclusion.

There's nothing soft about the heart

Wayne Turmel

Every animal depends on its heart for its existence. Organizations do too, except that rather than a multi-chambered muscle, they rely on leadership, managers and flows of information.

Turning around a dysfunctional team

Matt Jenkins

Bringing together a group of smart, creative and driven people doesn't mean they'll instantly work in sync. In fact, most cross-functional teams are dysfunctional in one way or another. Here are some ways to address that.

Accountability is more important than accounting

Wayne Turmel

What's more important: that people are working on exactly what you want them working on at that exact moment, or that important tasks and outputs are done on time and team goals are met?

End of furlough anxiety? Belongingness is the answer

Anne-Marie Finch

As the UK's furlough scheme comes to an end after 18 months, how can organisations help people facing the anxiety of returning to the office after an extended time away from the working environment?

Returning to work through the eyes of Maslow

Kon Apostolopoulos

As we design the "next" workplace, we need to shift our focus from where, when, and how employees perform their work, to why they want to perform it.