diversity ensures a breadth of thinking styles in an organization to generate alternative approaches and actions, encouraging testing against devil’s advocate alternatives.
This month, Patrick Hynes, the global leader for Spencer Stuart’s leadership advisory services and Deborah Warburton, who leads Spencer Stuart’s human resources practice, discuss the growth in prominence of Chief People Officers… How can a high-profile Chief People Officer or similar role improve upon how HR matters were managed within organisations previously? Patrick: Well, I… Continue reading ‘Bringing in a higher powered, more strategic Chief People Officer is one of the most transforming things a CEO could do’
Micah Alpern, Senior Managing Director within Teneo‘s people advisory team, writes how Chief People Officers ought to drive employee experience and higher performance with the backing of data. As companies determine what the future of work looks like, battle a tight talent market and adjust to increasing economic pressures, the Chief People Officer’s (CPO) role continues to evolve. The CPO… Continue reading The evolving role of the Chief People Officer
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
This month, Kate Sweeney, who leads Deloitte’s Future of Work initiative in the UK, discusses how the best businesses build collaboration into their work practices and how that culture is led from the top… How vital is it for organisations to encourage team-to-team cooperation? Team-to-team cooperation and collaboration is critical to enable organisations to achieve… Continue reading ‘Enhancing team-to-team cooperation is a first step to becoming a more agile, flexible, and responsive organisation’
Mollie Lombardi, Senior Research Analyst for i4cp, outlines work recently conducted by the institute which found high-performing organisations prioritise team engagement… In all the change and upheaval of the past few years, organisations big and small have hailed their employees for coming together to get thing done. Most leaders know that teams are important to… Continue reading Does teamwork make the dream work?
This month, Karen Thomas-Bland, founder and director of Seven Transformation and a consultant on over 50 mergers and acquisitions, discusses why Musk’s takeover needed to balance change with stability. She recently wrote for Management Today on how to manage personal egos in a takeover, specifically focusing on Musk and Twitter. Elon Musk has wasted no… Continue reading ‘Takeovers are a time to knit people together rather than exclude them’
Peter Schwartz, Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning at Salesforce, feels that to a certain extent, we are already living and working in a metaverse, just one without the headsets.
With COVID-19 accelerating many businesses’ digital transitions, and since Mark Zuckerberg’s commitment to spend $10 billion a year over the next decade on the metaverse, interest in this area has skyrocketed.
Vince Cable, former UK Business Secretary, For the November edition of The Loop, we spoke to Sir Vince Cable, former leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2017 to 2019, and former Business Secretary in the UK’s Coalition Government of 2010 to 2015 argues that money in particular was crucial to interdepartmental disagreements, and that a strong presence at the heart of government would be a key factor in encouraging wider collaboration.