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A culture of diversity: Building business benefit

[fa icon="calendar'] 25-Aug-2016 10:52:36 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Diversity, empowerment, team culture, Values, speak up, Symbols, Mindsets

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Diversity has direct and surprising positive effects on your business. Not only can it yield a range of beneficial impacts but it can also help limit some of the more extreme tendencies your teams may face. It is a proposition I recently put forward in an article for Acquisition International and one that I’d like to reflect on here.

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Can and should corporate culture be regulated?

[fa icon="calendar'] 03-Aug-2016 10:22:04 / by Jerome Parisse-Brassens posted in measuring culture, Managing culture, Culture Defined, responsibility of leadership, leading culture, regulation, Mindsets

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Can and should corporate culture be regulated?

In Australia we are currently witnessing increasing business pressure from ASIC (Australian Securities and Investment Commission) to ensure that culture is being managed.

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The only thing we can predict about people is that they are unpredictable

[fa icon="calendar'] 13-Jul-2016 17:43:29 / by Amanda Fajak posted in people, behaviour, Behaviour, Brexit, Communication, compassion, conversation, Human interaction, Mindsets

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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…
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How agile are you?

[fa icon="calendar'] 14-Jul-2015 10:56:12 / by Walking the Talk posted in agile organisation, agility, Behaviour, behaviour change, behaviours, flexible mindset, Mindsets

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When I ask teams of executives if they can identify the business imperatives for culture in their organisation, one thing that is often mentioned is agility. "We need to become a lot more agile or flexible as an organisation."

 

 
More and more organisations want to be in a position to quickly respond to market changes, be the first to implement new ideas, or simply reduce bureaucracy. This question of agility appeals to all – small, medium and large organisations.

 

But what does it mean for an organisation to be flexible?
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