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Our latest poll indicates higher confidence in innovation and autonomy

Results from our latest COVID-19 pandemic polls focus on how the crisis may have changed our ways of doing things for the long term. A majority of respondents believe ...
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Our latest poll indicates an increase in Caring and Collaboration

  • Walking the Talk
  • 04.05.2020
  • Change
Results from our latest COVID-19 pandemic polls show that Caring and Collaboration are the two culture attributes that have increased the most during the crisis. Trust ...
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Our first culture poll during the crisis shows positive culture shifts

As we learn from the world’s biggest behavioural experiment, the results of our poll this week, show that the current crisis has been a catalyst of culture shifts, and ...
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Leading culture through a crisis

As you know, our focus is on culture and culture change. As with everyone, we have been navigating a big dose of change ourselves as we’ve accelerated the pace at which ...
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Your values are on show. What you do now matters.

I love Café Nero. I like the strong Italian coffee blend, the friendly staff, the fact I have an app on my phone and its so easy to get a coffee when my hands are full. ...
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The culture leader of tomorrow

I am seeing a significant shift in organisational culture in response to the VUCA world we live it and the coming-of-age of Digital and Artificial Intelligence (AI). ...
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Matching words and deeds

  Read Walking the Talk's founder Carolyn Taylor and Executive Director Amanda Fajak recent interview with Implenia's Employee Magazine focussing on values and culture.
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Patterns of an agile culture

There are four distinctive patterns of behaviour of an agile culture – customer-centricity, self-direction, experimentation and collaborative networks. Watch our video ...
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Cracking the agile code

There’s a big difference between implementing an Agile process and having an agile culture. Watch our video to help crack the agile code.  
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How to influence your culture (positively)

Carolyn Taylor, Walking the Talk's Founder and Executive Chair, recently shared some inspirational ideas at the IWFM Conference in London. This brief highlight from ...
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'The role of HR in leading transformation' Virtual Roundtable

Walking the Talk is running a series of monthly Virtual Roundtables on the first Tuesday of every month. The next Virtual Roundtable on December 5th will be focused on ...
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AI and Digital Transformation Research

Many organisations, small and large, have gone through digital transformation or are still going through it. The success of the digitalisation process is not only linked ...
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The Danger Zone: When Leaders Lose Sight of their impact

When accusatory, emotive and vitriolic language is used by people in power, red warning lights go on all over the place and sirens blare. A Huffington Post article ...
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Improving Accountability in your organisation

Walking the Talk's Founder Carolyn Taylor explains some of the tips to improve accountability within your organisation.  
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Creating an agile culture for your organisation

  • Jerome Parisse-Brassens
  • 16.07.2019
  • Agility
After ten years of implementation of Agile by organisations around the world, I’m only seeing mitigated success.  Agile takes its roots in the 2001 Agile Manifesto, when ...
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What are the key shifts to create an agile culture?

Creating an agile culture involves fundamentally rethinking how you run your organisation and most organisations that we spoke to in our recent research felt that they ...
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What does it mean to create an agile culture

For many, Agile is associated with the technology part of your business or one or two pockets in your organisation. It is often thought of as set of routines and ...
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Why should you consider agile for your organisation?

Our ability and desire to change as humans, has driven an extraordinary rate of change in particular over the past 10 years.  Think of yourself as a customer. You demand ...
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Download Research Report on Agile Culture

Walking the Talk is excited to announce the release of our 2019 research report on agile culture.
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Carolyn Taylor launches Walking Your Talk podcast

The Walking Your Talk podcast (links below) is a personal development journey for listeners on authenticity, courage and leadership, sharing what Carolyn has learnt you ...
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2 great books for inspiring commercial achievement

An achievement approach can add value to a company by enabling it to differentiate itself from competitors who do not offer the same experience.  Here are 2 of Walking ...
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Download our Communication eBook

Walking the Talk are pleased to announce the release of our latest eBook on Communication.
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4 great books for inspiring learning

Thinking about the future? Looking for a new mindset? Want to adopt a new approach? Want to solve problems better?  Here are 4 of Walking the Talk's recommended future ...
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How to influence leaders culture is more than a 'nice to have'

Maintaining a strong link to the business and having tangible measures of your company's progress will transform your culture. 
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5 great books for inspiring the pursuit of excellence

Thinking about the future? Looking for a new mindset? Want to adopt a new approach? Want to solve problems better?  Here are 5 of Walking the Talk's recommended future ...
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The difference of being 'Above or below the line'

When things start to go wrong, it's natural for us to react. But in every situation, there is an external and a controllable driver - we can either take personal ...
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Carolyn Taylor on keeping things simple

Does your organisation suffer from over complexity? Learn about how a leader's approach to simplicity can change things. 
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7 great books for inspiring continuous Improvement

Thinking about the future? Looking for a new mindset? Want to adopt a new approach? Want to solve problems better?  Here are 7 of Walking the Talk's recommended future ...
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8 great books for inspiring giving and receiving feedback

Are you looking to shift your company values? Here are 8 of Walking the Talk’s recommended books on giving and receiving feedback
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How Agile thinking could avoid a crisis

Whether you voted leave or remain, 80% of us now agree that Brexit is a shambles. There are much smarter people than me reflecting on why exactly that is the case and I ...
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Carolyn Taylor on Fear of Failure

Learn how to remove fear of failure from yourself and your organisation.
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7 great books for inspiring constructive challenge

Thinking about the future? Looking for a new mindset? Want to adopt a new approach? Want to solve problems better?  Here are 7 of Walking the Talk's recommended future ...
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Can a speak up culture prevent business issues?

In the wake of the Royal Commission and its investigation of banks, financial services and now disability and aged care organisations in Australia, many companies are ...
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What success factors do you need for cultural transformation?

Discover the secret ingredients to successfully change your culture.  
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6 great books for inspiring future thinking - collaboration

Thinking about the future? Looking for a new mindset? Want to adopt a new approach? Want to solve problems better? 
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Download our latest eBook on Innovation

Walking the Talk are pleased to announce the release of our latest eBook on Innovation. 
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How do you build a foundation of trust?

Walking the Talk Executive Director Amanda Fajak explains how you build a foundation of trust.
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7 great books for inspiring business generosity

Are you looking to shift your company values and be more giving? Here are 7 of Walking the Talk’s recommended books on corporate generosity
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Jerome Parisse-Brassens asks "What are you measuring?"

Transforming an organisation's corporate culture can seem as a difficult task, so it's important to know what it is you're measuring exactly.
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Four key factors for achieving culture results fast

We all know that changing an organisation’s culture is a long-term game, but a common challenge we hear from clients is how to demonstrate quick, tangible progress to ...
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What are organisational culture archetypes?

There are six cultural archetypes that can be found in every organisation. What are those archetypes, and what roles do they play in culture transformation?
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7 great books for inspiring focus

Here are 7 of Walking the Talk's recommended reads for inspiring focus. 
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What are the traps to avoid when creating an agile culture?

Are you looking to create an agile culture for your organisation? Walking the Talk Executive Director Amanda Fajak explains 3 things to avoid when creating an agile ...
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Download our latest eBook on Engagement

Walking the Talk are pleased to announce the release of our latest eBook on Engagement. 
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7 great books for inspiring simplicity

Here are 7 of Walking the Talk's recommended simplicity reads. 
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How to develop your leaders as role models

We’re pleased to invite you to watch highlights of our recent webinar to learn more about leading culture. Watch Amanda Fajak, Jerome Parisse-Brassens and Hugh Davies, ...
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Carolyn Taylors talks Engagement

Learn why the relationship between culture and engagement is so important.
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Developing leaders as powerful agents of change

The influence of leaders on organisational culture is strong. The shadow that leaders cast into their organisations means that the beliefs and behaviours of leaders ...
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The key shifts you need to create an agile culture

Discover the six key shifts your organisation needs to make in order to move towards an agile culture.  
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2 great books for inspiring risk optimisation

Here are 2 of Walking the Talk's recommended risk optimisation reads. 
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Download our Influencing Behaviour eBook

Walking the Talk are pleased to announce the release of our latest eBook on Influencing Behaviour.  
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What does working at the B-level mean?

Learn more about the people responsible for communicating problems and recommendations to the next  level of management.
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5 great books for inspiring problem solving with customers

Here are 5 of Walking the Talk's recommended problem solving with customers reads. 
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Amanda Fajak asks "Why do you want to measure culture?"

Transforming an organisation's corporate culture can seem as a difficult task, so it's important to know what it is you're measuring exactly.
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The difference between culture and engagement

Executive Director Amanda Fajak explains why you shouldn't get culture confused with engagement.  
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3 great books for inspiring empathy with customers

A customer-centric approach can add value to a company by enabling it to differentiate itself from competitors who do not offer the same experience.  Here are 3 of ...
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7 great books for responsibility & ownership

Thinking about the future? Looking for a new mindset? Want to adopt a new approach? Want to solve problems better?  Here are 7 of Walking the Talk's recommended  future ...
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What are the key elements for a culture plan?

What are the key elements that you need to think about when building your culture plan?  Walking the Talk Executive Director Jerome Parisse-Brassens explains.  
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Insights into culture assessment

We’re pleased to invite you to watch a recording of our recent webinar to learn more about culture assessment.  
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What are the key success factors for cultural transformation?

Discover the secret ingredients to successfully change your culture.  
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3 great books for being market driven

A customer-centric approach can add value to a company by enabling it to differentiate itself from competitors who do not offer the same experience.  Here are 6 of ...
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What tools can you use to assess culture?

Choosing an efficient tool depends on why you want to assess your culture - Jerome Parisse-Brassens discusses two core tools involved in the process.
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Lion Air Disaster: A Classic Case of Achievement Overused

On October 29, Lion Air’s Flight 610 hurtled nose-first into Indonesian waters at more than 640 km/h with 189 people on board just minutes after takeoff. There were no ...
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Using a survey to describe your culture

Executive Director Jerome Parisse-Brassens explains why a behavioural tool such as a survey is useful for describing your company's culture.
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Why is assessing culture critical?

Executive Director Jerome Parisse-Brassens delves deeper into one of the first steps of the culture transformation process. 
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Download our Empowerment eBook

Walking the Talk are pleased to announce the release of our latest eBook on Empowerment. 
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How Walking the Talk's tools can assess your culture

Jerome Parisse-Brassens explores how two main tools are efficient for assessing your company's culture. 
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Understanding why your culture is the way it is

Learn why having a methodology that is qualitative is crucial for understanding your organisation's culture.
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Creating an agile culture

Agile culture is about continually finding ways to improve your organisation's approach. Walking the Talk Executive Director Amanda Fajak explains.  
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6 great books for inspiring openness

Looking for more effective ways to create one-team? The secret is to have shared openness! Here are 3 of Walking the Talk's recommended books to inspire openness. 
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What tools should you use to assess your culture?

Corporate culture has now become one of the key pillars on the transformation agenda of most businesses. This is because many organisations have realised that to get to ...
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Culture assessment - Case study

Our client, from the entertainment industry, is experiencing strong growth following a number of mergers and acquisitions. They are today one of the main global players ...
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Cognitive and emotional cultures

Cognitive and emotional cultures I often get asked about the difference between cognitive and emotional cultures. Here is my take on it.
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Watch Carolyn Taylor explain the importance of Empowerment

Empowering individuals to create the desired outcomes can positively impact the bottom line. Watch Walking the Talk Founder and Executive Chair Carolyn Taylor explain ...
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What are the sources that create culture?

Learn about the three sources of messages in the organisation that contribute to the creation of culture. And how to shift them.
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5 great books for inspiring holding to account approach

Here are 5 of Walking the Talk's books for inspiring holding to account approach. 
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Rosemarie Dentesano talks about successful culture transformation

In this video, Walking the Talk Executive Director Rosemarie Dentesano examines a successful example of culture change.
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Four things leaders can do to improve psychological safety

Creating an environment where people can feel psychologically safe and can speak up is fast becoming one of the main topics of conversation as I talk to HR and OD people ...
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Download our Speaking Up eBook

Walking the Talk are pleased to announce the release of our latest eBook on Speaking Up. 
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3 great books for risk orientation

Here are 3 of Walking the Talk's recommended risk orientation reads. 
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The difference between influence and hierarchy

Executive Director Amanda Fajak explains why a formal hierarchy doesn't always equal influence.
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Listen to Rosemarie Dentesano's interview with ABC Focus

Following the findings of recent reviews into the Australian banking industry and Cricket Australia, culture has found itself centre stage. With culture so firmly in the ...
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MUFG Culture Transformation Case Study

Walking the Talk recently hosted a Culture Clinic in London, where Angus MacGregor, HR Head in EMEA and Securities Internationally at our client MUFG, presented his ...
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Who are your organisation's legends?

We use a great exercise in one our training programs in which participants select and then rank their own values.  The ranking process is the part I like the most.  I ...
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How do you define culture and change it?

Learn about Walking the Talk's working definition of culture, and how, by using this definition, you can make culture do-able.
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Leading culture - more than a box-ticking activity…

With the recent Haynes Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Financial, Banking, Superannuation sector in Australia, and hot off the back of APRA’s Report into CBA ...
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3 great books for inspiring responsiveness to customers

A customer-centric approach can add value to a company by enabling it to differentiate itself from competitors who do not offer the same experience.  Here are 3 of ...
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Identify the lynchpin of your culture

  • Jerome Parisse-Brassens
  • 18.10.2018
  • Behaviour
Have you ever played Rubik’s cube or any magic cube? They seem to have made a comeback with more complicated arrangements and sizes. I remember trying to solve the ...
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Download our Leading Culture eBook

Walking the Talk are pleased to announce the release of our latest eBook on Leading Culture. 
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3 great books for inspiring shared commitment

Looking for more effective ways to create one-team? The secret is to have shared commitment orientation! Here are 3 of Walking the Talk's recommended books to inspire ...
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Symbols – small changes, big wins: A GM example of how to empower

I am constantly talking to clients about the power changing a few key symbols can have in building momentum for culture change. Symbols reflect those small decisions ...
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To get at culture, we need to dig deep

Engagement is based on what we have and do; Culture is what we have, do and BE.
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How long does it really take to change your culture?

I have been on a pilgrimage of sorts over the past few weeks, retracing the events of the Hungarian revolution in 1956. My father was a revolutionary and we had a very ...
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We are engaged, can't you see?

Do you know why you measure Engagement? At our recent culture clinic, we asked a room of 50 professionals “How many measure Engagement?” nearly all hands were raised.  ...
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Global or local culture plan? How to decide

When helping businesses develop healthy, fit-for-purpose cultures, I often get asked whether the organisation should develop a “top-down” global culture plan or let ...
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Engagement "obsession" hampering workplace culture efforts

When employers are too focused on measuring employee engagement, deliberate workplace culture strategies tend to fall by the wayside.
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How culture improves team management

In Europe, there's a lot of valuable focus on "talent management". Yesterday I asked a client for his definition of talent management, and he said "hiring and developing ...
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How to build a culture plan from scratch

  • Jerome Parisse-Brassens
  • 10.07.2018
  • Change
Building a culture plan sits at the core of how you transform organisational cultures. Without a plan, it’s like shooting in the dark: you sort of know where you want to ...
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Hot off the press: Tipping point shrinks to 25%

 At Walking the Talk, we are passionate about continuing to evolve our thinking on culture. We are always scanning the latest research and thinking and we are delighted ...
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8 great books for inspiring innovation

Are you looking to shift your company values and be more giving? Here are 8 of Walking the Talk’s recommended books on innovation.
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What is the role of HR in culture change?

Recently I spoke to a large group of HR people, and the question came up again, "What is the role of HR in culture change?" This is the most common question I get asked ...
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How you spend your time speaks louder than your words

None of us feel we have enough time. It’s a finite resource, and it forces us to make choices. Those choices send signals about what we really value. One of the ...
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Highlights from the HRD Summit Europe

Walking the Talk recently attended the HRD Summit in Amsterdam, where Executive Directors Jerome Parisse-Brassens and Amanda Fajak delivered a presentation on how to use ...
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Future impact of AI on culture

Walking the Talk are pleased to announce the release of our latest White Paper 'Future impact of AI on `culture', written and researched by Executive Directors Jerome ...
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Walking the Talk at HRD Summit Europe

 Walking the Talk will be presenting and exhibiting at the forthcoming  HRD Summit on 22nd - 23rd May at the RAI in Amsterdam. 
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How to refresh your organisation's culture efforts

"Refresh" Yesterday I had a conversation with an OD manager who used this word to describe his organisation"s goal in relation to their efforts on culture next year.  ...
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The crisis legacy in organisational culture

  • Walking the Talk
  • 10.04.2018
  • Change
This article appears in and is reproduced with the permission of Brazil's leading financial newspaper Valor Econōmico, from the original Portuguese version. 
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10 great books on success and achievement

Discover what it takes to achieve your unique definition of success. Here are 10 of Walking the Talk's recommended books on success and achievement.
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The 5 most influential factors on culture

I am often asked for a summary of what I find are the 5 factors which most influence culture.
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The role of measurement in culture and behaviour change

As the role of culture is better understood, everyone wants to measure and understand the impact of culture change and the behaviours that underpin it, from Boards to ...
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Culture as a Management Practice

On February 27th Walking the Talk in Brazil hosted a breakfast session with Walking the Talk co-founder and Executive Chair Carolyn Taylor, which triggered some great ...
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4 great books for inspiring proactivity with customers

Looking for more effective ways to create customer confidence? The secret is to have proactive customer service! Here are 4 of Walking the Talk's recommended books to ...
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6 great books for inspiring customer-centricity

A customer-centric approach can add value to a company by enabling it to differentiate itself from competitors who do not offer the same experience.  Here are 6 of ...
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4 characteristics of the most successful teams

We’ve all been part of great teams and not-so-great teams. But have you ever stopped to think at what makes a team great or not? Here’s my take on it.
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How to turn your employees into brand advocates

Twenty years ago, branding was still new and organisations were reluctant to spend any money on it. Today, every organisation has a budget for its brand. Everyone is ...
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The top 2 reasons why employees leave

Staff turnover is healthy. You want new blood, new thinking, new approaches to make your business better and richer. But at the same time, you don’t want your staff to ...
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The key difference between engagement and culture surveys

One of the key differences between engagement and culture surveys is that:
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Challenges in interpreting engagement data

One of the challenges in interpreting engagement data is that results can be influenced by employee reactions to climate factors such as a poor manager, the office ...
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Measurement: Beyond the engagement survey

Look beyond the traditional engagement assessment to find solutions to meet your business challenges.
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The masks that leaders wear at work

Joseph Campbell once wrote ‘The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are’. What a profound yet simple set of words that seem somehow so difficult to achieve.
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Letting go of power is not easy. . . but you should give it a try

I was only a teenager when I first read the question ‘what would I do if I weren’t afraid’. I was young and uncertain with all the angst of being young and not knowing ...
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8 of the best books to help empower others

Looking to change your thinking? Searching for the special something inside you?  Builds trust and allows decisions to be made by those closest to the action with our ...
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10 great books for inspiring future thinking

Thinking about the future? Looking for a new mindset? Want to adopt a new approach? Want to solve problems better?  Here are 10 of Walking the Talk's recommended  future ...
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Walking the Talk goes from strength to strength

 Walking the Talk is pleased to announce the appointment of our new CEO, Chris Pierce-Cooke, as our co-founder Carolyn Taylor proudly takes the role of Executive ...
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10 most popular articles on culture change of 2017

2017 has been a busy year for Walking the Talk, as more and more people and organisations realise the importance of culture in the workplace. 
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 16.12

Our latest digest of culture takes a look at how to build a business case for culture, Forbes' greatest living business minds, how to look confident (when you aren't) ...
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10 best mindfulness books to inspire you

The acknowledgement of the power of mindfulness is becoming increasingly more commonplace in the workplace, with the likes of Google using it to increase employee ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 09.12

Our latest digest of culture takes a look at the daily routines of executives, character traits of successful leaders, questions every leaders should ask themselves and ...
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How to build a business case for culture

Culture is a word that is on everyone’s lips at the moment, but often not for the right reasons; such as when a well-known brand was found to lack integrity and has lied ...
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5 questions every leader should ask themselves

Are you a great leader? Ask yourself the following questions, because they will not only improve your leadership impact, but also allow you to be clearer about who you ...
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What do you need to do to get culture on the strategic agenda?

Getting culture onto the strategic agenda is usually a function of 3 conditions.
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 24.11

Our latest digest of culture change takes a look the ingredients needed for successful cultural transformation, organisational health, plus mistakes and qualities of ...
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The 5 key ingredients of successful culture change

If changing your culture were as simple as waving a magic wand, the world would be full of perfectly run organisations with ecstatic employees. Culture is the ...
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What are people saying about culture measurement?

How to measure culture is becoming one of the most discussed topics on culture, in part in response to regulatory pressure to ensure culture is managed and to prevent ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 17.11

Our latest digest of culture change takes a look a companies with acclaimed culture, pitfalls of mergers, tips from the cream of the CEO crop and pearls of wisdom from ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 10.11

Our latest digest of culture change takes a look a Uber's new cultural norms, a Reese Peanut Butter Cup metaphor and reasons to focus on employee engagement.
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 26.10

  • Walking the Talk
  • 26.10.2017
  • Change
Do you know how to change the minds and influence behaviour of those around you? Or why your culture efforts might be failing? Read our Culture Change blog to find out...
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How to foster an innovation culture

One of the buzzwords that keep coming back in my discussions with clients and colleagues is innovation. Every organisation wants to be innovative. But what is it we’re ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 19.10

The latest Culture Change blog shares how you can truly identify how effective you a leader you are, how to recognise a toxic culture in prospective employers, and much ...
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How to Accelerate Culture Change Across the Organisation

One of the most commonly asked questions in my work on culture is how long will the change take? When will we have the culture we need? There is no simple answer to this ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 12.10

Read this week's Culture Change blog to discover why there is no excuse for blaming a poor culture on fast growth, the three foundations for a culture of well-being, and ...
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Walking our Talk: Introducing our culture experts

As part of a new series, we'd like to introduce you to our culture experts here at Walking the Talk. We begin with our Quantitative Assessment Manager, Natalia ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 04.10

Do you know why your culture efforts are failing? Why a 'culture of coaching' is key to success? Or what a 'coffice' is and why you'll soon be working in one? Read our ...
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How to discover the corporate culture of your next employer

It’s happened to many of us: we go through a recruitment process, have one or several interviews, ask about the organisation and work conditions, before finally ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 28.09

From why HR teams must embrace behavioural science, to how and why Boards are failing to shape the culture of their organisation, our latest Culture Change blog has the ...
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The CFO: Your organisation's secret weapon for culture change

HR has always appeared to be the natural home for the mechanics of leading culture change. In recent years, however, I’ve observed another human resource in the ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 20.09

Discover how to turn the cynicism in your organisation into a force for good, how to deal with those employees that aren't progressing as quickly as your organisation ...
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The art of positive role modelling

If you are a parent, you know that it is important to be a role model for your children, meaning that you need to behave in the same way you want them to behave.
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 14.09

Welcome to the latest edition of our Culture Change blog, which shares insights into the latest news and views from the world of organisational culture. From how you can ...
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Are your brand values holding you back?

  • Amanda Fajak
  • 12.09.2017
  • Values
Almost every organisation has some statement of what they stand for, usually in the form of a mission statement, or a list of values that seeks to define the core ...
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The key to influencing behaviour in the workplace

  • Jerome Parisse-Brassens
  • 11.09.2017
  • Behaviour
Behaviour is at the core of organisational culture, so it should come as no surprise that influencing the behaviour of others is a critical component of a business’ ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 06.09

Our top articles from the world of culture this week include advice on how CFOs can take a lead in shaping the culture of their organisation, how to develop a culture of ...
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How to measure behaviour change

  • Jerome Parisse-Brassens
  • 04.09.2017
  • Behaviour
One of the most difficult and interesting questions that we at Walking the Talk get asked by our clients is how to measure behaviour change.
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 31.08

Enter the debate on whether companies should be forced to put workers on boards, and discover how Senior Executives stay passionate about their work in this week's ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 17.08

Concerned that your company may be the next to be hit by a diversity or inclusion scandal? Or that there may be a toxic culture in your organisation? Then this week's ...
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The common mistake organisations make when measuring culture

At Walking the Talk, we often get asked, ‘what’s the best way to measure culture?’
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 11.08

Read the latest edition of our Culture Change blog, featuring the latest news and views from the world of workplace culture. This week's edition features the recent ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 02.08

From the top 10 things that effect employee engagement, to how you can shift your culture in order to increase innovation and creativity, our Culture Change blog rounds ...
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Leadership shadow: Driving culture leadership

What is culture leadership? You may have heard the phrase “Culture is led from the top”. It means that the impact of top leaders on organisational culture is massive. 
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Why leaders are responsible for the actions of their teams

Respondents to our recent Managing Behaviours survey showed that there is a collective belief amongst leaders, employees, consumers and shareholders regarding the notion ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 26.07

Our Culture Change blog provides the latest views and insights from the world of organisational culture. Do you know the true importance of asking 'why?' to make ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 19.07

Can yoga help address the work/life balance of your organisation? And are you accidentally contributing to the disengagement of your employees? Find out in this week's ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 12.07

Read the latest Culture Change blog to gain insights into how your organisation can prepare for the future of the workplace, how to instil a culture of trust in your ...
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Your key to staff engagement may not sit where you think…

Are you in one of the following situations?
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 05.07

Discover how technology is set to help organisations achieve a cultural fit with their employees, the benefits that mindful leadership bring, and much more in these ...
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Behaviours in the Workplace: Where does responsibility lie?

Our Managing Behaviours in the Workplace research report is now available to download. Based on original research with over 700 leaders, employees, consumers and ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 28.06

  • Walking the Talk
  • 28.06.2017
  • Change
From why it's essential that your company culture matches your brand, to how a lack of trust will affect your company's bottom line. Read this week's Culture Change blog ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 21.06

Want to implement a culture of customer service in your organisation, or to learn about how millennials will impact the corporate culture of your organisation? Then read ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 15.06

  • Walking the Talk
  • 15.06.2017
  • Change
Read our latest Culture Change blog for all the latest news and views on the world of organisational culture. This week's edition contains insight into how great leaders ...
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New report: Managing Behaviours in the Workplace

Our Managing Behaviours in the Workplace research report is now available for you to download.
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 07.06

Discover three strategies for CEOs to improve corporate culture, the true role that empathic leaders play in an organisation, and how you can make inclusion a reality in ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 31.05

Delve into the world of culture management and culture change in this week's edition of our blog. It features insights into the future of the world of work, as well as ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 24.05

The Walking the Talk Culture Change blog contains links to the latest culture news and insights. Read our latest edition for insights on how to react to disengagement, ...
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Behaviours at work: What to do if you're feeling disengaged

Disengagement is quite common in organisations and it can affect anyone. Sometimes it is temporary, sometimes it is permanent.
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 17.05

Check out our latest Culture Change blog, featuring advice on how to overcome resistance to change within your organisation, how leadership will be measured in the ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 10.05

Our Culture Change blog this week includes the Seven Seismic Shifts that executives must take to become leaders, practical advice on how to develop the culture of a ...
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The cultural difference between Macron and Le Pen

There are many fundamental differences between the opinions and actions of Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, the two final candidates in the latest French presidential ...
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Culture Management in a Virtual Team

With more and more organisations giving employees the opportunity to work remotely each year, one of the topics I am frequently asked about is regarding how culture ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 03.05

Discover the seven signs of a good leader, why you need to implement an effective whistleblowing policy, how HR can foster innovative thinking, and much more in our ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 26.04

Discover five key signs that you need to address your culture, how to align culture with strategy, the true significance of employee reviews, and much more in our latest ...
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The Unseen Force That’s Shaping Your Culture Every Day

There’s a silent power within your organisation that’s quietly moulding the patterns of behaviour that will determine your culture. A survey probably won’t detect it, ...
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Culture Management: A systemic view of culture for leaders

Leaders do not operate in a vacuum. They operate in an ecosystem that influences everything they do. Understanding how the ecosystem functions and how it can distort the ...
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What does it take to out-think the competition?

Every day, faced with the same sets of data about their external environment, competitors make different decisions. These decisions will determine who performs the ...
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Managing behaviours: How to change the behaviour of your staff

  • Jerome Parisse-Brassens
  • 13.04.2017
  • Behaviour
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 ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 13.04

Discover how a broken corporate culture disempowers employees, what it truly means for an organisation to be agile, and much more in our latest Culture Change blog.
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Culture management: How agile are you?

  • Jerome Parisse-Brassens
  • 11.04.2017
  • Agility
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 ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 05.04

Our first Culture Change blog of April shares with us the three external factors that are driving corporate culture, how we're thinking about culture in the wrong way, ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 30.03

In this week’s Culture Change blog, we learn about the danger of blame cultures, what is truly shaping your culture in the day-to-day,  and much more...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 22.03

In this week’s Culture Change blog, we learn about how great leaders inspire action, how to create a relaxing workplace, and how HR and management need to take lead if ...
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Culture Transformation: How to work out what’s in it for YOU

Most of the posts on our blog focus on the benefits for the corporation of investing in culture. This time let's think about ourselves and our own culture ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 16.03

In this week’s Culture Change blog, we learn more about the benefits of values-based leadership, the importance of a unique workplace culture, and the rise of wellbeing ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 09.03

In this week’s Culture Change blog, we take a look at the ongoing Uber saga, how to build a united workforce in an increasingly divided environment, and how to implement ...
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Culture Change: Getting culture on the strategic agenda

The argument for culture to have a key position on the strategic agenda has never been more compelling.
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Culture Management: Creating a culture for safety

At Walking the Talk, we love making explanations and definitions as simple as possible. As such, we define culture as ‘the patterns of behaviours that are encouraged, ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 01.03

Welcome to our latest 'Culture Change' blog, where you'll find links to the latest culture news and insights. Read for insights on what we can learn from PwC's Oscar ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 22.02

Why was culture responsible for the prevention of one of the largest potential deals in corporate history? And how can a shift in culture begin with a focus on employee ...
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 15.02

Are you aware of the link between culture and purpose? And the key ingredients of an innovative culture? Read our latest 'Culture Change' blog for this week's best ...
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Culture transformation: Can we really change our habits at work?

Growing new habits and forming new behaviours isn’t easy, and often requires support.
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Culture Change: Reads of the week 09.02

Welcome to the latest blog that shares some of the best articles and insights we've come across regarding culture change, culture management, habit formation and ...
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Managing Behaviour: How to create a speak-up culture

In a recent article by FT journalist Robert Armstrong on the Volkswagen scandal, he stated that “we have to assume something went wrong with VW’s culture such that ...
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