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6
Jun

Creating a Culture of Action: The Survey as MIS

By: Nick Starritt, Managing Director, Europe, Middle East, and Africa Why do so many organisations struggle to create action on the results of their employee survey? Normative data indicates that only 47% of people acknowledge they have seen action on the results of their organisation’s most recent employee survey. Yet the case for engagement has now been made, and the

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8
May

High Performing Teams Require More Than Good Relationships

This article was first published online at  http://www.organisationsolutions.com/Resources/Team-Excellence/High-perf…. Many of us take it for granted that building great teams means building great relationships. Scanning the literature on teamwork, you’ll easily find large volumes of advice about managing conflict, improving interpersonal relationships, and communication. Indeed, there’s good evidence to show that poor relationships damage team performance and create barriers to important

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14
Apr

Privacy Update: The Privacy Shield Gets Its First Official Review

WP29 says … Much better … but not quite enough!  And with that, the new EU-US Data Shield sort of flunked its first test, but in a good way! Specifically, the Article 29 Working Party (the group that reviews privacy regulations in the EU and issues non-binding opinions), having completed its review of the Data Shield, declared on April 13,

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28
Mar

Engaging Employees: Five Mistakes You’re Making (reprise)

Originally published in Talent Quarterly Article by Lewis Garrad & Patrick Hyland, Ph.D. March 2016 Most people think of employee engagement as a relatively new concept but in truth it has appeared in academic literature for more than 25 years since William Kahn at Boston University coined the term in the early 90’s. In his first paper he wrote about

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5
Mar

The Problem with Gut, Instinct and Intuition

This post first appeared on HQ Asia: http://hqasia.org/insights/problem-gut-instinct-and-intuition There seems to be no shortage of evidence to tell us that the way we work is transforming. Some have even gone as far as to say that the changes we are seeing now are even more dramatic than those that occurred during the last industrial revolution more than 100 years ago.

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23
Feb

The Engaging Leader: How Do you Become One?

Isn’t it curious how peoples’ engagement varies inside an organisation? Why do some teams become evidently more committed and productive than others? The graph below shows the distribution of team engagement (how people feel, think and act towards the company), across 500 teams inside a very large FMCG corporation, as measured by a consistent set of questions. Remember – this

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10
Feb

Six Things You Should Know About “The EU – US Data Shield”

It’s been a busy three months since the EU Court of Justice mortally wounded the “Safe Harbor” agreement in its now famous (or should I say infamous) Schrems decision. Since then: the US congress is rapidly finishing its work to address significant issues raised in that decision (see: The US Judicial Redress Act and the USA Freedom Act restricting the

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