How an Engagement Survey Can Boost the Morale of Remote Workers

In today’s increasingly digital workplace, remote working is becoming an ever more popular choice for employees and employers. However, maintaining high morale and ensuring all team members feel connected can be a challenge for those outside the traditional office environment. An engagement survey can be a useful tool in...

The Importance of Employee Engagement in Turbulent Times

Whilst most organisations would prefer to be continuously thriving, the reality is that economic downturns are part of life. The Bank of England is predicting that we will soon enter one of the longest recessions in 100 years, meanwhile various news outlets are reporting that we are already in...

The Importance of Feeling Understood and Valued at Work

Feeling understood and valued at work is not something everyone experiences. I once had a manager say to me that they didn’t do emotion. This wasn’t about someone getting upset it was about discussing how people felt. It wasn’t someone that I reported to, but I was left wondering how...

Employee Engagement – The Key To Success

What is Employee Engagement? Employee engagement is a workplace approach designed to ensure that employees are committed to their organisation’s goals and values, motivated to contribute to organisational success, and are able, at the same time, to enhance their own sense of wellbeing. How Does it Help an Organisation?...

How To Manage Holidays

The summer holidays will soon be upon us! For some, holidays will have been in their calendar for months and it will be something they are really looking forward to but there is a flip side. Gary recently wrote a blog regarding the decision by Goldman Sachs to give...

Wendy the Wagtail and her lessons in communication

The incident got us talking about communication and assumptions.  The initial exclamation from my colleague hadn’t given enough information; and on first glance it did look very much like Wendy had collapsed.  It was only when I got up and went to look for myself, and when we waited...

The shadow!

I’m a huge fan of learning from ‘people’ and more importantly ‘listening’.  I’ve always felt that you can understand a situation or a person much better if you listen and listen well – some of the best CEOs that I’ve met are those who don’t speak first – they...

Help your people picture the problem

We worked recently with an organisation in delivering some post survey workshops, with the simple (but always taxing) premise of coming up with ideas and suggestions for implementing change within a team following our recent engagement survey. One of our rather excellent consultants if I may say so myself,...

New Client Wins

Over the past few months we’ve secured a number of new business wins. We’re delighted to have just delivered a global change survey for pharmaceutical giant, Boehringer Ingelheim. The survey was made available to over 50,000 employees in 18 languages. Another big win is engineering support specialists, Babcock. This...