diversity ensures a breadth of thinking styles in an organization to generate alternative approaches and actions, encouraging testing against devil’s advocate alternatives.
While the act of giving feedback is important, how that feedback is given is equally crucial
The collapse in the US of Silicon Valley Bank and the ongoing problems faced by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) in the UK have occurred for two very different but nonetheless extreme reasons. Yet in the commentary surrounding the two organizations’ failures, a common theme has emerged: Both SVB and the CBI appeared to have… Continue reading Is AI the future of HR?
The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank sent shockwaves across the world and politicians and finance leaders are still anxiously waiting to see what the total damage will be. Aside from the bank’s investments going wrong, commentators have also attributed SVB’s dramatic collapse to the bank’s high levels of groupthink: A small group or groups of very similar people… Continue reading Thinking about cognitive diversity
Chief People Officer was one of the top ten fastest-growing job titles over the past five years, according to LinkedIn research as reported on by HR magazine last year. A changing workforce and the need for increased learning and development opportunities for employees are two developments to which the increase has been attributed. More widescale… Continue reading Why more organizations are hiring CPOs
A new survey by PwC has revealed the apprehension many chief executives feel about the future of their organizations. Factors such as rising inflation, skills shortages, and changing customer attitudes are encouraging leaders to focus on reinventing their business to face these challenges. The survey asked how the over 4,000 CEOs who responded to the… Continue reading Assessing senior leadership teams
It is estimated Santa Claus will deliver presents to about 240 million homes on Christmas Eve, presenting a tighter timescale and more ambitious target than the rest of us will face all year. In 2018, the University of Leicester calculated that Father Christmas will need to travel at 0.5 per cent the speed of light to make his deliveries… Continue reading Why effective team-to-team cooperation could be the best Christmas gift
Elon Musk’s rocky and controversial $44 billion takeover of the social media platform Twitter has been capturing headlines for months. Following a protracted back-and-forth over whether Musk would buy the company, the purchase was finalised in October. Since then, Musk has sacked thousands of staff, as well as the CEO and much of the leadership… Continue reading Could Elon Musk’s takeover knock Twitter off its perch?
Speaking to The Times newspaper recently, German-born and English-raised professional footballer Jamal Musiala remarked how the system of player development in Germany is more “team-based”. In contrast, the Bayern Munich midfielder said, England’s system is more focused on the individual. More and more sports teams in other countries, but also in the UK, have looked… Continue reading England’s individual-focused approach v Europe’s teams-focused approach
As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world in early 2020, organisations were forced into significant changes in how they operated. We explored in our July edition last year how firms were beginning to think about the longer term implementation of hybrid systems. Since then, the challenges of such setups have become apparent. In an article in the Financial… Continue reading The challenges of hybrid working