Helping create tomorrow's agile and purposeful workplaces, through innovative technology and practice.

Don’t be afraid of career conversations

In this blog, Jonathan Winter – CEO at The Career Innovation Company – shares advice for managers and says career conversations should be seen as an opportunity not a threat. If you’re a manager, your team may look to you for help planning their career. That can be an intimidating prospect. What is your role? […]

See full article

Focus on 5% of your workforce…

At Ci we like to remind organisations to invest in ‘the vital many’ – the majority who get disengaged if a few ‘HiPos’ gain unfair attention. We think that’s important because too many talent practices are baloney; lacking evidence & creating self-fulfilling investments in people. Better to release untapped talent by spotting keen learners, not […]

See full article

Get moving for physical and emotional health

Despite limited evidence for osteopathy, some advice is common sense. Osteopath Matt Langford writes: “Our bodies have evolved to function with movement… We need an optimal balance between static thinking time and the physical actions our body requires for health to flourish”. More employers are encouraging people to exercise, sit-stand desks (and even treadmill desks) […]

See full article

too clever to be a leader?

Leaders who stand apart intellectually and are prone to complex language are less inspiring.  When the IQ gap between a leader and employees exceeds about 18 points, staff begin to rate the boss as less competent.  Meanwhile, introverts tend to pass on emergent leadership positions, due to their expectation of high stress, meaning we may […]

See full article

Gender Pay Gap: 100 Minutes Per Day

The Chartered Management Institute estimates women in the UK are underpaid every day by 100 minutes in comparison to male colleagues; as evidenced by the BBC’s pay gap figures. Hence the new requirements for reporting gender pay gaps in businesses of over 250 people, which go beyond the existing requirement for equal pay. Some studies […]

See full article

Newer posts Older posts