Do you actively manage the behaviour of your employees? Can you say, hand on heart, that you have put things in place in the business to ensure behaviours are under control? Is your Board asking you to? Are you clear on how you can influence the behaviour of others above or below you? If not, this article may provide you with some answers.
On Friday 5 August, over 3 billion people around the world had their eyes locked on Rio de Janeiro to watch the Olympics Opening Ceremony. There is no doubt about it - it was a beautiful spectacle. Headlines throughout the world the following day congratulated Brazil for a truly amazing show. As the Washington Post said, “Rio was basking in what it does best. This is a country expert in revelry, which every years fills its streets with dancing, stranger-kissing, inebriated glee at Carnival.”
As a sports fan and an avid business news reader, it’s seems that every success story is about habits these days. We hear interviews with and read about the top athletes or performers, each of whom appears to have a particular routine, daily habit or dedicated behaviour pattern that enables them to achieve extraordinary results.
The recent political events in the UK have reminded me of a saying that I often use; ‘the only thing we can predict about people is that people are unpredictable’. You may be wondering what I mean by this…
'Consistency is the key to Culture Change'
This heading seems to be a contradiction in terms. Isn’t change all about doing things differently, being adaptable? Where does consistency come in?