Ted Talk of the Week – Margaret Heffernan: Dare to Disagree
Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree. http://www.ted.com/talks/margaret_heffernan_dare_to_disagree
5 Tips To Becoming A More Engaging Manager
5 Tips to Becoming A More Engaging Manager We know managers make a big difference to employee engagement – we often hear “people leave managers, not companies”, but what does it actually mean to be an engaging manager? We’ve got a few tips here to help you on your way: 1) Welcome New Employees Especially […]
Posting Brown Boxes or Building Dreams?
Posting Brown Boxes or Building Dreams? Firstly a big thank you to Simon Monger, Internal Communications Manager at Freshfields for inspiring this post… Did you hear about the guy at Amazon who recently left his job as VP in charge of corporate applications and information technology to take up a position with The Seattle Police […]
Employee engagement and you
Employee engagement and you Can you quite believe we are already in March 2015? I’m sure some of us are still coming around to reality again after the holiday festivities, rubbing sleep out of our eyes, stretching, yawning, wondering when we will see the sun again (surely, it can’t be long now?). Sun or […]
Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn!
Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn! Sometimes working in engagement can feel a little bit like being a marriage guidance counselor. So often my role involves opening up the lines of communication between individuals and teams. Getting people to open up and talk about what they want and need from their work […]
Mending your Windows
Mending Your Windows Did you know that in 1992 in New York City, there were 2154 murders and 626,182 serious crimes? But then something unexpected happened: the crime rate began to turn. Within 5 years the murder rate had dropped by 64.3% and serious crime by 50%. A pretty good result for an area […]
Are enterprise social networks (ESNs) a force for good or evil?
We’re going to be hosting a table talk at the SMiLE London event on 25th September in London. We’ll be discussing whether or not ESNs are a force for good or evil and exploring the psychological and people impacts of using ESNs. Why are we interested in this area? Social media is becoming an […]