News &
Articles:
Ideas and resources from those in the know

As Organisational Development Specialists, we understand the practical and commercial challenges facing your business. As Psychologists, we keep informed of the latest empirical research. And that means we’re ideally placed to share insights into achieving outstanding business outcomes.

  1. 30 Apr. 2018

    The power of stories: new ways to address cultural change

    An article about the power of narratives and stories should start with a story. So please meet Sarah*. Sarah recently started a new job with a new employer. She enjoyed the work and was performing well, but went home each day and cried, unbeknownst to her co-workers. Although everyone had been very supportive helping Sarah…

    Read more

  2. 24 Apr. 2018

    Tuesday Tip: Whole Brain Thinking

    Today’s tip is about being aware of your own thinking preferences and taking a more whole brain approach to the way we work. Whole Brain Thinking is a framework which provides a lens for improved understanding and insight. It acknowledges that different tasks require different mental processes, and different people prefer different kinds of thinking….

    Read more

  3. 12 Apr. 2018

    Working with people; not against them

    Assertiveness is not necessarily easy, but it is a skill that can be learned. Developing your assertiveness starts with a good understanding of who you are and a belief in the value you bring. When you have that, you have the basis of self-confidence. When you act assertively you act fairly and with empathy. The power…

    Read more

  4. Competency Framework

    5 Apr. 2018

    Has your organisation got the key ingredient to integrate your people strategy?

    The modern HR function is characterised by being “everything” to everyone; and, the implication can be spreading HR too thin with multiple initiatives across the employee life-cycle. Staying coherent and impactful while offering a comprehensive people strategy can be challenging to coordinate. Competency frameworks (also referred to as capability frameworks) can create synergies in HR…

    Read more

  5. SCORE Overview

    28 Mar. 2018

    Strengthening a culture of respect and engagement – (SCORE)

    The workgroup process, Strengthening a Culture Of Respect and Engagement (SCORE) was developed to help workgroups overcome forces that weaken their culture of civility and respect. One rude encounter can ruin your day. You expect people to behave professionally at work, and to a very large extent, they do. People usually share information or give direction without…

    Read more

  6. Be GLAD for the feedback

    27 Mar. 2018

    Tuesday Tip #20: Be GLAD for the feedback

    Today’s tip is about applying a simple technique for receiving feedback that can help you use such feedback as a tool for personal growth. For many people, receiving feedback is perceived as threatening, whether the feedback is positive or negative. This perception of threat creates a fight or flight response in our brains, resulting in…

    Read more