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Amanda Fajak

Amanda Fajak
Amanda is Executive Director at Walking the Talk.

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Creating a speak up environment – Four things leaders can do to improve psychological safety

[fa icon="calendar'] 07-Nov-2018 11:45:00 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Amanda Fajak, Speaking Up, Empowerment, Team culture, Psychology

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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 across all industries. Why is this so? It has long been recognised that if you can create an environment where people can bring all of themselves to work then it is possible to create thriving organisations where the full potential of every person in the business is realised.

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Influence vs Hierachy

[fa icon="calendar'] 02-Nov-2018 06:22:00 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Amanda Fajak, Behaviour management, Culture change, Managing behaviours

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Executive Director Amanda Fajak explains why a formal hierarchy doesn't always equal influence. 

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Symbols – small changes, big wins: A GM example of how to empower

[fa icon="calendar'] 12-Sep-2018 06:45:00 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Empowerment, Psychology, Symbols

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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 that on their own don’t seem significant but in the context of how your organisation operates send a big message.

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Busting the myth: How long does it really take to change your culture?

[fa icon="calendar'] 23-Aug-2018 06:08:00 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Culture change, Amanda Fajak, Role models, Leadership, Leading culture

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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 emotional time reliving the rise of communism.  One of the things that struck me is how quickly communism took hold in the late 1940s and how deeply it became entrenched. It made me ponder on a question that I am asked regularly… ‘how long will it take for us to change our culture?’ 

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Hot off the press: Tipping point shrinks to 25%

[fa icon="calendar'] 04-Jul-2018 12:47:11 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Leading culture, Leadership, Tipping point, Amanda Fajak, Behaviour change, Behaviour, Managing behaviours, Behaviour management

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 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 to say that there is some new insight around what it takes to create a tipping point. The tipping point is a critical concept in culture transformation. It is about how you build sufficient momentum in the organisation to create change with enough pace and energy that it shifts the status quo at all levels.

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