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Understanding Organisations as Adaptive Systems

There are different ways to manage organisations. Some management approaches are more than 100 years old (and you’ll still find them in today’s organisation). However, a more modern way to look at management is to view organisations as Adaptive Systems.

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Employee Activism: what is it and why is it on the rise?

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Workers now feel empowered to protest their employers’ business practices. Yet Employee Activism can be a positive force for business prosperity – if leadership can find opportunities to welcome and embrace it, rather than run from it. So let’s take a look at what Employee Activism is, why it’s on the rise and how employers can respond to it.

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Why Diversity and Inclusion are different for Boomers and Millennials

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The lifeblood of every organisation is its employees, and the focus on diversity and inclusion in the workplace has never been more intense than it is today. Organisations the world over are taking diversity and inclusion very seriously. Increasingly, CEOs are having to take ownership and lead the way, making HR and senior management accountable for creating equal, fair and inclusive workplaces.

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Putting work-life balance under the microscope

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“69% of professionals in NZ state that work-life balance, including flexible working, is their top priority when seeking a new role.”

– Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

NOTE: If you are well versed in the benefits of getting work-life balance right, we trust you’ll find the insights in this article useful to share with the managers you’re working with.

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Why HR Needs to Pay Attention to Sustainability

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Sustainability. It is quite possibly the most urgent issue facing humanity right now. We have long known that companies and other organisations can cause extreme negative consequences on the environment, even if these are unintended. So what can we do about it? And what is sustainability?

A definition of sustainability

“The quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance.” Read More

Leaders as Coaches

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“It is not what the coach knows; it is what his players have learned.”
– Anonymous

 

The Best Leaders are also Excellent Coaches

We all know great leadership is made up of many different elements, skills and roles. These all come together in people differently around experience, education, personality and leadership style. However, one important leadership role that is often overlooked is that of coach. Leaders are also mentors, and the labels of Coach and Mentor are often used interchangeably in a business context. But there is a big difference between the two.

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