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Culture Change: Reads of the week 28.09

[fa icon="calendar"] 28-Sep-2017 10:28:13 / by John Hodges

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 latest news and views from the world of organisational culture...

Boards fail to describe preferred culture to staff, survey shows

Our Managing Behaviours in the workplace report found that senior executives believe Board members should play a role in culture leadership and in helping shaping an organisation's culture in the day-to-day. Despite this, one-third of boards fail to formally describe the kind of corporate culture they want in their organisations, according to a recent survey.

Interestingly, the survey provided three key recommendations from both the public and the private sector on culture. Respondents felt that Boards should articulate their expectations around values and behaviours; review how data and technology are used to provide assurance on culture; and embed a culture that promotes trust and encourages “speaking up”, and sets clear benchmarks for acceptable behaviour.
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Three reasons HR should embrace behavioural science


The importance of behavioural science in relation to Human Resources appears to have been a consistent theme at the recent CIPD Conference. From how insights can be applied in a practical way to best help employees, to how to set goals that will encourage them to stretch themselves, this piece has shares the importance of fully understanding just why people act and behave in the manner that they do.
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Satya Nadella: The C In CEO Stands For Culture

This extract from Satya Nadella's new book "Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone" frankly assesses the culture he inherited when he took over in February 2014, how he set out to fix it, and explores his own mistakes along the way.
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Dive In: 71% of insurance workers want culture change

71% of insurance professionals believe their corporate culture needs to change, according to survey findings. A recent survey conducted with 2,800 respondents from 150 firms in 17 countries found that employees in the industry believe their organisations need to become more inclusive if they wish to attract the best talent.
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