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Six roles of network management | Harold Jarche

Six roles of network management | Harold Jarche | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

If helping the network make better decisions is a primary role of management in the emerging economy, how does one get there? I highlighted the six roles of management in the network era in my last post and I would like to build on these and show how this is being practiced at Change Agents Worldwide.

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Very useful framework for collaborators in networks.

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Nice hierarchy of collaborative network outcomes and skills.
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The future of recruitment?

The future of recruitment? | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
It’s been said that the recruitment and staffing sector has been badly let down – or certainly ignored – in terms of technological advancement. For an industry that has been around for a very long time (Hays has been recruiting professional candidates for clients since the late sixties) it has not seen the significant disruption that one might have expected, compared to sectors such as retail for example.
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Big changes on the way in an industry that hasn't really changed that much in a long time!

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AS WORK TRANSFORMS, LEADERSHIP STILL MATTERS

AS WORK TRANSFORMS, LEADERSHIP STILL MATTERS | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
It has certainly been interesting as of late, with leaders and the practice of leadership receiving more scrutiny than any other time in recent history. There seems to be no shortage of data pointing to the current “leadership crisis,” from surveys on confidence, trust, hope, and optimism, and the frequently discussed issue of employee engagement. With little to no improvement, the leadership conversation now includes theories and practices such as distributed leadership, holocracy management, and leaderless environments. And while the jury is still out on many of the new models, I strongly believe that as work transforms, leadership still matters.
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Regardless of the orhganisational model, leadership is still business critical and always will be!

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Is “Psychological Danger” killing your team’s performance?

Is “Psychological Danger” killing your team’s performance? | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
In a business context, values such as diversity, trust and respect can often have people rolling their eyes and delivering sarcastic renditions of Kumbaya; and with all the jargon and pontificating who can blame them?

But let’s hold the sarcasm for a moment and consider this: Google is one of the most successful businesses in modern history. It attracts some of the most brilliant minds in the world and is pioneering some of the most important innovations of our time. And the number one thing underpinning the most successful teams at Google, as identified by Google itself, is something many senior executives have never heard of: “psychological safety”.
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How can you make it psychologivcally safe for people to disagree or live with a minority view?

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Harvard University puts spotlight on educating girls globally

Harvard University puts spotlight on educating girls globally | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
We will do justice to the world by promoting girls' education as the single most powerful transformational force to improve lives and societies,' said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, addressing the Askwith Forum at Harvard's Graduate School of Education on March 31, 2016.
The Forum, organized as part of the 'University's Advanced Leadership Initiative, brought together faculty, students and fellows from foundations and the private sector, around the theme 'Against the Odds: Educating Girls Globally."
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Girls education - a moral, development and security imperative recongnised by Harvard and UNESCO. How could your organisation help?

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Tuning in to Trust & Ethics: Leadership at Barclays

Tuning in to Trust & Ethics: Leadership at Barclays | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
We asked our Trust Alliance members to weigh in on the steps Barclays new CEO should take to build trust and ethics, carrying on the legacy of his predecessor.
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Good insights on trust at work from @BarbaraKimmel whose Trust Alliance is the authoritative source on the subject!

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Toward a new HR philosophy 

Toward a new HR philosophy  | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
When HR sees itself as manager, mediator, and nurturer, it further separates managers from their employees and reinforces a results-versus-people dichotomy.1 That’s why many HR teams refer to the rest of the company as “the business”; too often, they don’t really perceive themselves as a core part of that business.
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Practical thoughts on reengineering HR. Badly needed in many places!

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Practical thoughts on reengineering HR. Badly needed in many places!

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Practical thoughts on reengineering HR. Badly needed in many places!

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Practical thoughts on reengineering HR. Badly needed in many places!

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How to Increase Your Retention Rate for Millennials

How to Increase Your Retention Rate for Millennials | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Millennials are now the largest generation in the workforce, and they’re totally different than the generations of workers that came before. They want more than just a job. They want to feel like they’re doing something that matters. They don’t want to mindlessly do tasks — rather, they want to be engaged with their work and know they’re doing something that’s going to make a difference.

About 91% of millennials expect to stay at a job for less than three years, and they’re costly assets to replace. So how do you increase the chance of holding onto these workers? Here are some tips.
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Some tips for helping Millennials to thrive and stay. Strikes me they work pretty well for everyone!

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Some tips for helping Millennials to thrive and stay. Strikes me they work pretty well for everyone!

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Some tips for helping Millennials to thrive and stay. Strikes me they work pretty well for everyone!

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Some tips for helping Millennials to thrive and stay. Strikes me they work pretty well for everyone!

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Latest HR News

Latest HR News | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Strategic planning from a human resources perspective is gaining momentum in organizations that aspire to be sustainable. With Baby Boomers retiring and Millennials stepping into significant leadership roles, there needs to be a new level and quality of attention paid to this phenomenon.

Meaningful and positively provocative employee engagement in the organization vision and mission increases ease in the workplace, decreases stress, and creates an environment of relevant action and outcomes. Strategic planning, often seen as a couple of days of semi-fun off-site, is now seen as the place to come together in a mutual commitment for the sake of our customers, employees, and community.
David Hain's insight:

An Appreciative Inquiry based approach to strategic planning - well worth examining further!

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An Appreciative Inquiry based approach to strategic planning - well worth examining further!

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An Appreciative Inquiry based approach to strategic planning - well worth examining further!

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Latest Global Emotional Intelligence Research: State of the Heart

Latest Global Emotional Intelligence Research: State of the Heart | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Are We Losing Emotional Intelligence?
One finding from the study: Scores on Total EQ (emotional intelligence) continue to decline globally. Since the 2014 State of the Heart, the biggest losses are in the competencies of …
Navigate Emotions -3.3% (maintaining emotional balance)
Engage Intrinsic Motivation -2.9% (motivation from the inside)
Increase Empathy – 2.4% (connecting compassionately with others)
So, globally people are more emotionally volatile, less self-motivated, and less compassionate – but maybe they’re starting to think more about their choices. Meanwhile, emotional intelligence scores are massively correlated with performance, with 55% of the variation in four key success factors predicted by EQ.
Josh Freedman, coauthor of the study and CEO of Six Seconds observes,”The bad news is emotional intelligence continues to decline globally. I hypothesize this is due to growing stress and chaos in the world — maybe that’s also why the analysis found that emotional intelligence is essential for top performance. In the study we found people which higher-than-average EQ are dramatically more likely to be high performers — it means that essentially, EQ is a requirement.”
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Is EQ declining in response to global stress?

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Is EQ declining in response to global stress?

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Is EQ declining in response to global stress?

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Is EQ declining in response to global stress?

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Who's responsible for employee engagement? - Bain Brief

Who's responsible for employee engagement? - Bain Brief | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
What engagement leaders do differently

Companies such as Rackspace, AT&T, Progressive Insurance, Intuit and Cintas manage to counter these trends. While each of these companies has unique aspects to its approach, we've observed five common themes that set engagement leaders apart (see Figure 3):

  • Line supervisors, not HR, lead the charge
  • Supervisors have the right preparation to hold candid dialogues with teams
  • Teams rally 'round the customer
  • Engagement tactics are tailored for different employee segments
  • It’s all about the dialogue, not the metrics
  • Mastering these five areas offers the greatest potential to earn employees’ engagement—and the financial rewards that will follow.
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Who's really responsible for engagement - or the opposite! HT Jacob Schneid

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Who's really responsible for engagement - or the opposite! HT Jacob Schneid

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Who's really responsible for engagement - or the opposite! HT Jacob Schneid

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Who's really responsible for engagement - or the opposite! HT Jacob Schneid

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Charter for Compassion: Pitch an Empathy Tent or Set Up a Bench

Charter for Compassion: Pitch an Empathy Tent or Set Up a Bench | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

Let’s talk and truly listen to one another.

Christians celebrate Easter this weekend and our Jewish members will celebrate Pesach beginning April 22. Each of these special holidays as Rabbi Abraham Hirschfield teaches indicates that death can be conquered, and the circumstances which limit are freedom can be overcome...

Each of us are reminded that we can do something to promote dialogue and listen with empathy. We are all in this together. No more us versus them.

How can you promote listening in your community? Here are some resources from two of our partners:

Center for Developing a Culture of EmpathyEdwin Rutsch runs the Center for Developing a Culture of Empathy: http://cultureofempathy.comOccupy Empathy: We’re All In It Together 100% – No More ‘Us Versus Them: http://cultureofempathy.com/OccupyEmpathy/index.htmAnd this is an intro to empathy and human centered design, suggested by Edwin. A great toolset for building any project.: https://sites.google.com/site/empathycodesign/sort/about-design and https://sites.google.com/site/empathycodesign/home


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Empathy building tool kit - very useful resource!
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Empathy building tool kit - very useful resource!
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Empathy building tool kit - very useful resource!
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Empathy building tool kit - very useful resource!
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3 - L&D roles to support learning at work

3 - L&D roles to support learning at work | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
In the first post in this series I showed the many different ways that people learn at work, and in the second I talked about the activities involved in supporting all the ways people learn at work. In this third post I want to consider the L&D roles for enabling this, so in the diagram below I’ve plotted them onto the diagram I have been using in the last two posts.
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3rd post in a very useful and practical series on learning at work, by Jane Hart.

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3rd post in a very useful and practical series on learning at work, by Jane Hart.

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3rd post in a very useful and practical series on learning at work, by Jane Hart.

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3rd post in a very useful and practical series on learning at work, by Jane Hart.

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The Industries That Are Being Disrupted the Most by Digital

The Industries That Are Being Disrupted the Most by Digital | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
According to a global survey of more than 2,000 C-level executives.
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Much digital disruption to come. Are you prepared?

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Much digital disruption to come. Are you prepared?

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Much digital disruption to come. Are you prepared?

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Thorlo: A case study of Positive Leadership & Culture | Leadership & Change Magazine

Thorlo: A case study of Positive Leadership & Culture | Leadership & Change Magazine | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Jim Ritchie-Dunham coined the term Ecosynomics. Ecosynomics provides a theoretical framework that shows the often hidden, underlying agreements that affect human collaboration, and how to change these fundamental assumptions.

Energetic, high-performance teams start from a different initial assumption than economic scarcity. They start with abundance. Ecosynomics, the social science of abundance, explains how that changes all the rules of the game. Let’s take a look at an inspiring case study based on Ecosynomics, abundance and positive leadership: Thorlo.
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I'd never heard of ecosynomics either! But it's interesting, particularly if you care about OD!

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You Wouldn't Starve a House Plant: Don't Neglect a Growing Organization

You Wouldn't Starve a House Plant: Don't Neglect a Growing Organization | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
We don't often view organizations as living, breathing organisms. However, if you desire to build an organization that survives the test of time, considering this perspective is vital. Inevitably, we become engrossed with the buzzing demands of our work — and the bones of the organization itself can wear thin. For start-up organizations building awareness can be preemptive. For more established organizations, a required pause to offer needed "nourishment" may be in order.

A number of potentially debilitating issues can be cushioned — and in many cases entirely avoided, if addressed early on.
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Insightful piece on organisations as organic, dynamic entities!

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How Corporations Become Evil

How Corporations Become Evil | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
The sociologist Diane Vaughan coined the phrase the normalization of deviance to describe a cultural drift in which circumstances classified as “not okay” are slowly reclassified as “okay.” In the case of the Challenger space-shuttle disaster—the subject of a landmark study by Vaughan—damage to the crucial O‑rings had been observed after previous shuttle launches. Each observed instance of damage, she found, was followed by a sequence “in which the technical deviation of the [O‑rings] from performance predictions was redefined as an acceptable risk.” Repeated over time, this behavior became routinized into what organizational psychologists call a “script.” Engineers and managers “developed a definition of the situation that allowed them to carry on as if nothing was wrong.” To clarify: They were not merely acting as if nothing was wrong. They believed it, bringing to mind Orwell’s concept of doublethink, the method by which a bureaucracy conceals evil not only from the public but from itself.
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Great article on the VW scandal and 'the normalisation of deviance", a really useful OD concept! HT @ReachScale!

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Compassion: Wisdom in Action and Association

Compassion: Wisdom in Action and Association | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
“During his presidency [Mandela] not only actively disengaged himself from his old egoic self but worked compassionately to reintegrate relationships into positive engagement.”
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The alchemy of compassion! Includes excellent TED Talk by @nadinehack, beautifully elaborated by Surendra Soni!

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Thanks to David Hain for scooping this first!  This is a great piece on beCause blog by Dr Surendra Soni.  
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This CEO Runs a Billion-Dollar Company With No Offices or Email

This CEO Runs a Billion-Dollar Company With No Offices or Email | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Even if you aren't familiar with what WordPress is, or use it to publish content on the internet, there's a good chance you've visited a website that runs on it--and probably within just the past 24 hours.

That's because WordPress--an open-source content-management system--powers an astonishing 25 percent of all websites today.

I recently spoke with Matt Mullenweg, the creator of WordPress and CEO of Automattic, the company that offers a range of products and services for WordPress users.

Automattic is valued today at over $1 billion.

Matt joined me for a wide-ranging conversation on my podcast, in which he shared his aspiration to capture the 75 percent of the internet that WordPress doesn't already manage.

He also explained how his 400-person team works largely from home or in co-located offices in 43 countries, and relies almost entirely on an internal blogging platform for communication and collaboration--while avoiding the use of email.

The following are excerpts from my conversation with Matt, which you can listen to in full on my podcast.
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How they communicate in a full remote working company - and it ain't email!

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Handling Multigenerational Workforces in Large Organizations

Handling Multigenerational Workforces in Large Organizations | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Accommodating an age-diverse group of talent on both the younger end (under 35) and older end (over 55) of the age spectrum should be a primary focus as HR leadership seeks to navigate the difficult position of engaging four generations of workers.

The following are three major challenges and some possible solutions to them:
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New report on handling cross-generation challenges. Make difference work for your organisation!

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New report on handling cross-generation challenges. Make difference work for your organisation!

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Companies are so bad at helping workers develop their careers, most are training themselves

Companies are so bad at helping workers develop their careers, most are training themselves | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
No employee wants to stay in the same position forever. That’s why people go back to school, attend conferences, schmooze, network, work overtime, take on new projects: to push their careers forward.
But the training or education programs of most companies tend to fall far behind employees’ needs, according to a report this week from Degreed, a startup that tracks across-the-board learning. Two-thirds of US human resources professionals who specialize in employee development admit their workers aren’t turning to them for learning. It seems employees are taking matters into their own hands.
David Hain's insight:

A wake up alarm for organisation training? Badly needed in many places!

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A wake up alarm for organisation training? Badly needed in many places!

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A wake up alarm for organisation training? Badly needed in many places!

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A wake up alarm for organisation training? Badly needed in many places!

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White Paper: Emotional Intelligence and Success • Six Seconds

White Paper: Emotional Intelligence and Success • Six Seconds | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Numerous studies show that emotional intelligence scores predict performance on critical life success factors. How strong is this effect?
Many studies have been conducted with small samples, and frequently the samples are primarily university students, so a new study examined over 75,000 individuals (primarily managers and employees from over 15 workplace sectors) from 126 countries.
As shown in the graph below, there is an extremely strong, positive relationship between emotional intelligence test scores and success scores:
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New EQ research form Josh Freedman & Lorenzo Fariselli.

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New EQ research form Josh Freedman & Lorenzo Fariselli.

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New EQ research form Josh Freedman & Lorenzo Fariselli.

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New EQ research form Josh Freedman & Lorenzo Fariselli.

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The future workplace key trends that wll affect employee wellbeing an…

The objective of this project is to explore and describe the future of workplaces in Britain, during a decade when the concept of ‘workplace care’ is changing and employers need to future-proof benefit packages to attract and retain talent. We have investigated the social, cultural, economic and technological forces shaping ‘workplace care’ in Britain; new and emerging trends; and the future of workplaces and employee care, looking towards 2030. This report contains four macro trends which describe the future of workplace care over the coming decades. The report also contains five analyses of how the trends resonate with employees in the accountancy, legal, technology, retail, media and advertising business sectors.
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Future workplace trends and how to ready your organisation for them.

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Future workplace trends and how to ready your organisation for them.

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Future workplace trends and how to ready your organisation for them.

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Future workplace trends and how to ready your organisation for them.

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Emotional Contagion: The Scientific Reason Why Bad Moods Are Catching

Emotional Contagion: The Scientific Reason Why Bad Moods Are Catching | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
“The comforting thing is even when we feel lonely, we're never actually alone.”

Emotional contagion is, in other words, a form of empathy; it's the way in which we understand another person’s feelings.

Empathy is hugely important; it’s how we connect with people and form social bonds. Imagine expressing distress to a friend whilst they sat there grinning...

There is actually another type of empathy though, a more conscious one called cognitive empathy. This is where a person makes a conscious effort to unpick the signals they’re receiving and make a judgement on how they should react to the present situation. ‘It’s a chain of inferences I’m making in order to understand what that person’s current state is, this example of cognitive empathy does not require me to mimic or show emotional contagion to you,’ Dr Chakrabarti explains. Interestingly, a characteristic of psychopaths and sociopaths is a lack or absence of empathy, so whilst this means they probably don’t experience emotional contagion, they tend to be very good at this ‘learned’ type of empathy so, outwardly, they may appear empathetic.

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Feelings are contagious! Use that as a key in OD!
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Feelings are contagious! Use that as a key in OD!
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Feelings are contagious! Use that as a key in OD!
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Feelings are contagious! Use that as a key in OD!
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Accelerating growth - The EY 7 Drivers of Growth

Accelerating growth - The EY 7 Drivers of Growth | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
We’ve discovered that the fastest-growing organizations support their growth strategies by aligning their capabilities across all 7 Drivers, prioritizing their actions according to growth ambitions. This broader perspective helps them to reduce the volatility usually associated with rapid growth and to ensure their growth is sustainable.

We use the EY 7 Drivers of Growth, and our insights from working with the world’s leading companies, to help leaders of aspiring companies think differently about the enablers of growth. Looking at these drivers can help business leaders assess where they are today and to plan a path for the future to realize their growth ambitions.
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Breadth of perspective + alignment = more likely growth, says EY. Useful resource.

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Breadth of perspective + alignment = more likely growth, says EY. Useful resource.

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Breadth of perspective + alignment = more likely growth, says EY. Useful resource.

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Breadth of perspective + alignment = more likely growth, says EY. Useful resource.

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Best Practices for a Different Kind of Women’s Leadership

Best Practices for a Different Kind of Women’s Leadership | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Men and women lead differently, communicate differently, have different influences on career goals and are motivated differently. A new era of women’s leadership development is emerging that is no longer about struggle but rather about focus and balance. Companies seeking the economic and cultural benefits should use the 17 best practices to promote gender equality, focusing particularly on the “difficult six.”
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Comprehensive list of suggestions for promoting gender diversity across the organisation.

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Comprehensive list of suggestions for promoting gender diversity across the organisation.