Is your office a safe place?

Health and safety is an issue that all workplaces take seriously – and there are all manner of forms, checks and safety equipment designed to keep us physically safe in the workplace. But being safe is much more than having the right equipment; it’s just as important that we feel safe  when we work – … Continue reading “Is your office a safe place?”

Women in Leadership: Is the female of the species more human than the male?

[fusion_text] Are women in leadership really as different as we’re led to believe? In recent years, we’ve begun to see an increase – some might say a long overdue increase – in women entering the top positions, bringing with them a new approach to leadership and managing complex business situations in a world that’s currently … Continue reading “Women in Leadership: Is the female of the species more human than the male?”

Getting engaged: a milestone to celebrate

[fusion_text] An engaged workforce can make your business fly, and we can help you achieve it Being engaged is something that we all delight in – a celebration of commitment and connection, and of a relationship being cemented. These are fundamental human instincts, and fundamental sources of something else that we crave: a sense of … Continue reading “Getting engaged: a milestone to celebrate”

How your personal views can destroy your business reputation

[fusion_text] The media storm surrounding Saatchi and Saatchi has begun to die down, and the brand are rallying around doing damage limitation after the well-publicised comments from Kevin Roberts, who resigned from his position as Executive Chairman as a result of the backlash, stepping down this month from a role he had held for over … Continue reading “How your personal views can destroy your business reputation”

In the Gender Equality minefield, men should dance lightly

[fusion_text] They (we’ll come back to who ‘they’ are later) used to say that “it pays to advertise.” As I write this article, one high-powered advertising executive – Saatchi & Saatchi CEO, Kevin Roberts, is possibly reviewing that sentence. And probably his pension plan. Right behind “it pays to advertise” in the queue for the … Continue reading “In the Gender Equality minefield, men should dance lightly”

Change, Millennials and the Workplace

[fusion_text] The point that ‘Millennials are different’ is one that has been made many times before – and questioned on occasions too. Since 24 June and the results of the EU Referendum, however, there is a new point to be made about this age group. Millennials are angry. This doesn’t, perhaps, make them so unique. Along … Continue reading “Change, Millennials and the Workplace”

Women in Leadership: Are We Producing Progress or Statistics?

[fusion_text] Without demonstrating or proving the real benefits of having women in leadership roles, we are producing statistics rather than progress. In March 2016, Management Today published an article, Which FTSE boards have female directors?, There is, of course, a simple and straightforward response: 20. But corporate responses to issues of diversity, gender included, are rarely simple … Continue reading “Women in Leadership: Are We Producing Progress or Statistics?”

Gender equality: put yourself in her shoes for a moment …

75% of men “believe that teams with significant numbers of women perform more successfully”, which may surprise female readers who had anticipated that a larger percentage of men remained in denial. Their pleasure might falter, however, when they learn that only 19% of men thought that reaching the top level of organisations is harder for women.

75% of men “believe that teams with significant numbers of women perform more successfully”, which may surprise female readers who had anticipated that a larger percentage of men remained in denial. Their pleasure might falter, however, when they learn that only 19% of men thought that reaching the top level of organisations is harder for women.

But there’s only room for one label …

How useful is ‘shorthand’? Is everyone in that age bracket facing the same personal and financial issues? ‘Many people’ is not a synonym for ‘everyone’, and the differences that get covered over by conflating the two can be as big as the perceived differences between the broadbrush descriptions of Gen X and Gen Y.

How useful is ‘shorthand’? Is everyone in that age bracket facing the same personal and financial issues? ‘Many people’ is not a synonym for ‘everyone’, and the differences that get covered over by conflating the two can be as big as the perceived differences between the broadbrush descriptions of Gen X and Gen Y.