In recent years, there has been increasing awareness and discussion about the prevalence and harmful impact of toxic workplace cultures. A toxic workplace culture is one where behaviours and practices undermine the wellbeing and productivity of employees. It can manifest in various ways, sometimes quite overtly including harassment, bullying, discrimination, micromanagement, but often it’s covert […]
The number one change that will have the greatest impact on organisations: true gender diversity on the Board.
‘It is time to accept that it’s not the women that we need to change [in order to achieve gender diversity at board level] but it is the culture that needs to change, to one that accommodates and supports the other 50% of the talent pool.’ The Female FTSE Board Report 2022, Cranfield and EY.
We are in for a lot of change over the coming year or two. Of course, some companies will do well out of a recession whilst others won’t. One thing is for sure, HR / People teams will play a dominant role in most organisations while they reshape or resize for the future. Having sight
I am pretty sure we have all enjoyed working from home, especially when you think about the money saved on commuting, work wardrobe and fast-food lunches. While a lot of people they have been forced back into the office full time (despite what we all learned through the pandemic and the countless studies that have
It’s often hard being a working mum. Yes, we make the choice to have children – and I do not take it for granted that there are so many women who struggle to get pregnant despite every single effort – without which there would be no evolution. It’s easy to feel like you’re in it
Building a culture of feedback is no easy feat. For many of us we are triggered by the word ‘feedback’. When we hear the words, ‘I’d like to give you some feedback’ we often feel like we’re about to be given negative or critical information. This sets off our amygdala and our limbic system (the
In the 1920s, Henry Ford introduced the 40-hour working week for his employees; Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. Ford believed that 40 hours a week was the ideal working time for people to be their most productive. More than this resulted in very little more in terms of output. Fast forward a century and
Two years ago we’d never uttered the words ‘hybrid working’. Hybrid cars, sure. We spoke about agile working, flexible working, informal working arrangements, compressed working, I am sure I have missed a few but you get the drift. Suddenly, it’s on everyone’s lips, and it’s how many of us are now working. But what
It’s no surprise that we’ve been coaching so many women recently who are looking at alternative career options. There is no possible way, as working parents, we can work in traditional settings where we’re expected to be online, working 9am-5pm (give or take a few hours) Monday to Friday. Of course, a lot of organisations
Overwhelm. Even writing the word makes me feel overwhelmed. Overwhelm is the sense that we have too much going on and we’re a little bit out of control. It’s when we have multiple pressure points, often landing at the same time. The end result… Stress! Many of us suffer with overwhelm from time to time,