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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, Symbols, Mindsets, Amanda Fajak

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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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Five reasons we should say 'yes' to gender equality quotas

[fa icon="calendar'] 11-Jul-2016 12:31:47 / by Jerome Parisse-Brassens posted in Culture management, Team culture, Symbols, Systems, Jerome Parisse-Brassens

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Let me say this loud and clear: I am all for gender equality quotas in relation to the number of women in key roles in society and in business in particular.
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When symbols work

[fa icon="calendar'] 23-Jun-2016 21:06:17 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Symbols

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I was interested to read the announcement recently that PricewaterhouseCoopers has discarded its dress code which, in their words, was in order to “unlock the creativity and diversity” of their staff. A declaration of this kind sends out an important message to employees - one that could well pay dividends for the business.
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Why you need to manage behaviour consistently

[fa icon="calendar'] 07-Jun-2016 16:30:11 / by Jerome Parisse-Brassens posted in Leadership, Accountability, Be Do Have, Behaviour, Symbols, Jerome Parisse-Brassens

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I recently had coffee with a close friend who’s just resigned from a senior position in a key department of a large company. Answering the puzzled look on my face, he explained that he’d had enough of his boss – the manager of a specific department who took the role a year earlier.
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FIFA culture: what next?

[fa icon="calendar'] 04-Mar-2016 17:59:56 / by Jerome Parisse-Brassens posted in Reputational risk, Behaviour, Symbols, Systems, Transformation, Jerome Parisse-Brassens

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FIFA, football's world governing body, has just elected their new President in Zurich this week, Gianni Infantino, a Swiss-Italian lawyer.
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