Diversity and Inclusion in tech – time to get real.

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Interview with Maureen Frank   The statistics coming out of the tech industry show a poor culture for women and minorities which doesn’t seem to be improving drastically. A recent survey showed that 60% of women in Silicon Valley have experienced harassment, 90% had witnessed sexist behaviour and 87% had …

Workplace flexibility – it’s a two-way street!

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In our last article, we looked at the importance of workplace flexibility to produce more engaged and productive staff, as well as to reduce staff turnover (consequentially saving your organisation money – on average, it costs 1.4 times an employee’s annual salary to hire a replacement!) and help your business succeed. …

How workplace flexibility can make your staff more productive

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No matter what field your company is in, your business success ultimately comes down to your talent pool. High flying businesses only become that way with the help of a hard-working, talented and enthusiastic team behind them, and the way to attract and retain this high-calibre team is to create …

Fear of failing is limiting your employees’ innovation!

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Most business leaders aren’t doing their best to encourage innovation, and worse, are actively discouraging innovative thinking because they fear FAILING. As we know, we need to lead by example, and if we are scared of failing, so are all of our employees! Just think about it, how many times …

The Secret to Better Business: Inclusive Leadership and Psychological Safety

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In last week’s post, we took a look at how psychological safety can be harnessed to produce better performing teams and a more productive and inclusive working environment; this week, we’re taking another look at just how important psychological safety is, the science behind it, and how you can implement …

Psychological Safety is Key to Your Inclusion Strategy

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It comes as no surprise that high performing companies like Google incorporate inclusive leadership and ‘psychological safety’ to increase employee comfort in the workplace. After all, good levels of inclusive leadership has been proven time and time again to increase innovation, and what company is more innovative than Google?   …

How is ‘growth mindset’ enabled by inclusive leadership?

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For many people, talent, skills and knowledge can be seen as something they either posses or lack. The fixed mindset refers to those people who believe their intelligence or talent are fixed traits and cannot or does not require improvement through effort and further learning.   The growth mindset takes the opposite …

Inclusive leadership and agile leadership

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Any program that encourages a more open way of thinking and an inclusive workplace offers huge benefits to both employers and employees in the workplace. Employees benefit from a better workplace environment and a more positive approach to business, while employers benefit from the increased innovation that goes hand in …

The Key to Innovation? Inclusion

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It is human nature to surround ourselves with like-minded people who think like we do, come from similar backgrounds to ourselves, have a similar education, and support and endorse our actions. Yet interestingly, we thrive when we come up against opposition. “Creative abrasion” – that is, being challenged – sparks …