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News, views and reflections on our work – applying psychology to help people and organisations embrace change and perform.

Employee Experience: Clarifying the Terminology

Employee Experience: Clarifying the Terminology

If you’re interested in the impact of your workplace on people, and indeed the impact of people on your workplace, you’ll come across many related and overlapping terms such as Culture, Employee Experience, Employee Engagement, Employee Value Proposition (EVP), and Employee Brand. Frankly, this much terminology can be confusing, and I imagine...

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8 Critical Organisational Agility Questions

8 Critical Organisational Agility Questions

In a recent article, I introduced Organisational Agility as a cultural characteristic that can be developed. As Edgar Schein wrote, If you have been trying to make changes in how your organization works, you need to find out how the existing culture aids or hinders you. In that article I suggested eight critical questions to ask in order to start...

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What does Future-Ready Leadership look like?

What does Future-Ready Leadership look like?

In 2018 Consulting firm (and my first employer) PwC predicted that as we approach 2030, the forces of change will require both greater technical skills and people skills – in the form of leadership, empathy and creativity - and emphasise that we, as humans, need to manage our own destiny. For me, that’s not just a relevant message for the leaders...

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Leading into Uncertainty

Leading into Uncertainty

One of the central components of business success has, for many decades, been the effective management of risk. Another way of putting that is that organisations don’t really like uncertainty. They tend to like plans. And many, rather than managing risk, will avoid it. However, increased uncertainty – including that which comes from change - is...

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Trust in Leadership

Trust in Leadership

We all know that trust is at the heart of any relationship. In any organisation it is absolutely critical that there is trust in leadership. If we think of trust in terms of: Credibility (you do what you say you're going to do); Reliability (you do it when you say you're going to do it); and Intimacy (you do it in a way...

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Change, don’t Transform

Change, don’t Transform

After many years in Change Management, I had reached the stage where I felt completely jaded with it all. As a psychologist, I got into change because I was interested in helping people. Instead, I became disillusioned at a “Change” industry that was just another branch of management, managing “stuff” with very little concern for people.

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Welcome to 8Connect

As the founder of 8Connect Consulting I'd like to take a moment to welcome you to our blog. I started 8Connect because, after 20 years of working in consulting, change and operational leadership roles, I believe that many businesses need to make fundamental shifts in order to survive and thrive over the coming years. I'm a little reticent to use...

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