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.
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.
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.
As ever, our blog has continued to offer valuable insights into culture transformation. To finish off the year, we've rounded up some of the most popular posts penned by our culture change experts.
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.
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 actions they take is critical to them becoming effective leaders.