Too often, organisations breed a culture of competition in which employees, departments and offices tolerate each other instead of collaborating with one another. But if an organisation breaks down internal silos and works in harmony, then it can partake in meaningful discussions that ultimately will push innovation forward.
Incredible breakthroughs take place through simple, open and honest conversation. Einstein and his colleagues spent years openly bouncing ideas off each other. They exchanged concepts without trying to change the others’ minds and without bitter argument. They felt free to propose whatever idea they conceived, establishing an extraordinary professional fellowship. This risk-free collaboration led to breakthroughs and discoveries that later… Read more →
Improving employee retention through training is a strategic management tactic that is frequently overlooked. All too often a business assumes giving people a salary raise or more vacation time will create job satisfaction. Instead, what happens is the staff adjusts their standard of living to consume the raise and is away from their jobs longer due to the increased paid… Read more →
“Knowledge is knowing people” – Confucius Use the right assessment tools to help you better identify the right candidates or development needs. The following is a checklist to help you choose the right assessment tool for hiring and development planning.
Effective teamwork is one of the most important aspects in the corporate world today. Team members should be completely comfortable while working with others so that they are able to give their best professional effort in whatever they do. A team is normally comprised of a number of team members and a team leader. Needless to say, the responsibility of… Read more →
Contrary to popular belief, being an effective leader is not something we are born with. Leadership combines good organisational skills with the skills necessary to get people to do willingly and well the work that needs to be done. These techniques can and need to be learnt. Every organisation can improve its effectiveness, without major innovations or capital investments.
In the past this wasn’t a concern. People were considered replaceable. Organisational assets consisted of tangible things like the property and equipment that an organisation owned. Not any more. Now people, particularly talented ones, are often an organisation’s most valuable present and future assets. They keep the organisation running, help generate revenue, keep your customers satisfied and not only contain… Read more →
A motivated employee is not only a productive employee, but a key ingredient for the success of any organisation. Motivated employees provide exceptional customer service, which brings customers back to you. They also stay with the organisation longer, which decreases the costs inherent in hiring and training new employees. How do you motivate employees? You can use a variety of methods,… Read more →
Creativity and innovation are fueled by the intelligence of people who have the freedom and right to express their ideas. How can we liberate the creativity and intelligence of our employees? How can we integrate their individual ideas, inspiration, and analysis into rapid decisions and actions and coordinate them to create value for customers? How can we build organisational intelligence?
Major market shifts are changing global business. In addition, economic realignment, advances in technology, the globalization of markets, changing demographic trends, new customer needs and increased competition are fundamentally reworking how companies operate in virtually every industry and region of the world. Proof of this new world order is in the trade numbers – the total of the world’s exports… Read more →