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A new look and feel for Walking the Talk

Today we launched a new brand look and feel for Walking the Talk.

Podcast: Pursuit of excellence series

Pursuing excellence should be such a natural thing to do with a team of people, and yet it can be remarkably elusive amongst the

Video: Astro's Culture Journey

Watch Walking the Talk's Amanda Fajak in conversation with Gavin Baxter, Astro’s Human Resources Director. Amanda and Gavin discuss

The mindsets and patterns of behaviour that support AI adoption (Video)

Businesses that pay early attention to encouraging the mindsets and patterns of behaviour that support AI adoption will have improved

Exploding digitally enabled technologies – survive or thrive ?

C-Suite CHRO recently discussed, as pandemic year of 2020 nears to end, how they fared with exploding digitally-enabled technologies.

Podcast: Special Edition - Paula Harraca, ArcelorMittal, on top team buy in

In this episode of the Walking Your Talk podcast, special guest Paula Harraca, Head of People & Innovation at Arcelor Mittal Long in

How has your organisation’s purpose shifted or changed in 2020?

How has your organisation’s purpose shifted or changed in the pandemic year of 2020, that saw an exponential rise of digitalisation at

What is the purpose of the physical workplace experience in 2021?

What is the purpose of the “physical workplace experience in 2021 and beyond? Here is what Australia’s C Suite CHRO’s think.

The 3 key 'must-haves' for faster digital transformation and being AI-ready

Walking the Talk's Lorraine Farah explains what Australia’s C-Suite CHRO’s see as the 3 key 'must-haves' as they move faster towards

Podcast: Cultural readiness for the transformations AI will drive

Walking the Talk's Amanda Fajak recently joined Matt Adler on the Recruiting Future podcast to discuss some of the findings from our

A root cause of significant cultural resistance

Walking the Talk's Jerome Parisse-Brassens explains that a root cause of significant cultural resistance is managers and employees using

Podcast: Prioritisation Series

The latest episode of Carolyn Taylor's Walking Your Talk Podcast on Prioritisation is now available on all podcast channels.

In an AI world transparency increases because barriers are brought down

In this video, Walking the Talk's Jerome Parisse-Brassens why in an AI world transparency increases because barriers are brought down

In an AI-empowered world, maintaining control is going to be even harder

Walking the Talk's Jerome Parisse-Brassens explains why in an AI-empowered world, maintaining control is going to be even harder because

The significant shift we are seeing in culture today (Video)

The significant shift we are seeing in culture today is not a shift away from a focus on achievement and results – this has to remain

Humans need to be at the centre of ai (Video)

In this video, Walking the Talk's Jerome Parisse-Brassens shares one of the key findings from our 2020 research report ‘Is your culture

Why is your digital transformation stalling?

In this video, Walking the Talk's Amanda Fajak explains why organisations can find that their digital transformations are stalling. 

Is your business culture AI ready? (Video)

In this video, Walking the Talk's Jerome Parisse-Brassens shares some of the key findings from our 2020 research report ‘Is your culture

Our latest poll indicates an increase in Caring and Collaboration

Results from our latest COVID-19 pandemic polls show that Caring and Collaboration are the two culture attributes that have increased

Matching words and deeds

  Read Walking the Talk's founder Carolyn Taylor and Executive Director Amanda Fajak recent interview with Implenia's Employee Magazine

Patterns of an agile culture

There are four distinctive patterns of behaviour of an agile culture – customer-centricity, self-direction, experimentation and

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

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

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

Download Research Report on Agile Culture

Walking the Talk is excited to announce the release of our 2019 research report on agile culture.

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

Carolyn Taylor on keeping things simple

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Carolyn Taylor on Fear of Failure

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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

What success factors do you need for cultural transformation?

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How do you build a foundation of trust?

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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

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

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

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

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

Carolyn Taylors talks Engagement

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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

The key shifts you need to create an agile culture

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What does working at the B-level mean?

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Video: The difference between culture and engagement

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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

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

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.

Why is assessing culture critical?

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Download our Empowerment eBook

Walking the Talk are pleased to announce the release of our latest eBook on Empowerment. 

How Walking the Talk's tools can assess your 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.  

Creating an agile culture

Agile culture is about continually finding ways to improve your organisation's approach. Walking the Talk Executive Director Amanda Fajak

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

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.

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

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.{%

Download our Speaking Up eBook

Walking the Talk are pleased to announce the release of our latest eBook on Speaking Up. 

The difference between influence and hierarchy

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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

How do you define culture and change it?

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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

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.

How to build a culture plan from scratch

Building a culture plan sits at the core of how you transform organisational cultures. Without a plan, it’s like shooting in the dark:

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

The crisis legacy in organisational culture

This article appears in and is reproduced with the permission of Brazil's leading financial newspaper Valor Econōmico, from the original

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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.

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

Culture transformation: Can we really change our habits at work?

Growing new habits and forming new behaviours isn’t easy, and often requires support.

Culture change: The importance of being hopeful

The new year hasn’t been quite as fresh and refreshing as it usually is. Watching what is taking place in global politics – particularly

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