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How culture improves team management

[fa icon="calendar'] 26-Jul-2018 05:19:00 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Leadership team, Carolyn Taylor, Team culture, Leading culture, One-Team

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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 the best people". He also told me that one of the big strategy consultancies had been making presentations in his organisation that talent management was the key, and with this, culture would take care of itself.

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What is the role of HR in culture change?

[fa icon="calendar'] 14-Jun-2018 16:34:00 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Leadership team, Carolyn Taylor, Leadership, Managing culture, Leading culture, HR

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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 by HR people.

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How you spend your time speaks louder than your words

[fa icon="calendar'] 31-May-2018 17:48:00 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Carolyn Taylor, Behaviour, Behaviour change, Corporate culture, Culture management, Culture planning, Symbols

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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 strongest symbols of a culture is how time is spent. When people see this changing, they start to believe your communication about values.

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Walking the Talk at HRD Summit Europe

[fa icon="calendar'] 18-May-2018 14:47:54 / by Walking the Talk posted in Engagement, Measuring culture, Carolyn Taylor, Leadership, Team culture, Leading culture, Managing behaviours, Amanda Fajak, Jerome Parisse-Brassens

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 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

[fa icon="calendar'] 19-Apr-2018 05:37:00 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Carolyn Taylor, Culture change, Leadership, Corporate culture, Culture management, Team culture

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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.  "We need to refresh our culture and to re-engage people in our purpose for wanting to improve it".  Given so many companies have dedicated effort already to building values and behaviour that suits their goals and strategies, there is likely to come a moment where it seems important to refresh.

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