Why effective team-to-team cooperation could be the best Christmas gift

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

‘Enhancing team-to-team cooperation is a first step to becoming a more agile, flexible, and responsive organisation’

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’

Does teamwork make the dream work?

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?

‘Takeovers are a time to knit people together rather than exclude them’

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’

“Partly personality, partly ideology, and partly everybody defending their turf.”

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.

Transitioning from Organisational ‘Silos’ to Super Teams

Our opinion this month comes from Shivani Maitra, Partner and Private Sector Leader for Human Capital at Deloitte UK. She argues the impact of siloed structures on organisations is threefold, and in order to overcome these issues businesses must start by shifting their focus away from output to outcomes.