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We have all heard reputed change management consultants and journals making claims such as: “Burning platforms are very powerful drivers of strategic change” “We know, for example, that 70 percent of change programs fail” “people naturally resist change” “creating organisational change is hard” But what evidence is there to support these claims? In this article …

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BEING and DOING is a fine balance. Imagine constantly being hit by a stick whilst being asked to work harder. This is how it feels for people who find it difficult BEING themselves at work. Fears of rejection from a social group activates the same areas of the brain as physical pain. To fit in, …

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Why is meaningful work important? Meaningful work connects employees to everything.  It connects them to their own potential (Doing Your Best), to their organisation’s purpose (Doing For Others) to their colleagues (Being With Others) and themselves (Being Your Best). Meaning is also the why of motivation and motivation is the why of behaviour.  So meaning is also …

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The search for what makes life meaningful must have started when humans first set their eyes on the stars.  In our previous blog we suggested that meaning is the ‘why’ of all human endeavour. It is the process we follow to rationalise our own existence. It is the link between our reality and dreams. Over …

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Is rethinking your  Employee Performance Management (EPM) the top of your agenda for 2018? If so, I may have something that will help. Traditional EPM models are backward looking and solely focused on performance.  Evidence suggests that forward looking competency focussed conversations not only boost performance but increase organisational agility. To help companies decide on the next …

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<img alt=”” src=”https://secure.leadforensics.com/138840.png” style=”display:none;” /> Commissioned by the Government the 2017 Taylor Report  states that ‘good work’ should be a national priority. It stresses that people should be able to flourish and grow at work improving their well-being whilst driving productivity. Respecting and trusting people to do a good job also creates an adaptive workforce that …

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For my first post in this series I asked ‘Why do we do what we do?’ Over a 100 responses  later the answer was  ‘meaningfulness of task’ .   So if motivation is the ‘WHY’ of behaviour, is meaningfulness of task the ‘WHY’ of motivation? Using Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle I will attempt to strip back …

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I would be interested in your comments and thoughts on the results… Please scroll down to leave a comment.

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Is it time for Change Management to change? Our poll on motivation theory showed that the older the theory, the more familiar Change Practitioners were with it. As advocates of change we are challenged with creating lucid change within companies.  Are we best placed to do this when we are potentially using theories that are …

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Simply put, motivation is why we do what do – it is the reason behind behaviour.  And there is no change in organisations without behavioural change.  So understanding what drives employee behaviour is critical for organisations that want to adapt and flourish. This motivation poll is a starting point. It is my first step to an in-depth research …

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