Culture

We have all read the stories. The super cool Silicon Valley tech companies where every person works remotely. No office locations. No 9-5. No commute. No water cooler chat. Instead, just a group of hyper-outcomes-focussed individuals, working around the world (usually in ‘sexy’ places – think NY, Berlin or Bondi), using technology to collaborate, and […]

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First Posted by Margie Hartley on 22 August 2017, on www.gramconsultinggroup.com How we work together to create positive results and relationships is my passion and my work. I use the term Social Intelligence. The ability to effectively navigate and negotiate complex social environments.  A learned skill that defines who we are. Whether I am facilitating teams, […]

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(Image Credit: The Office) Every year, about this time, we’re asked for advice on Christmas Parties. What to do? What are the risks? How to avoid risks? What are the responsibilities? How to be inclusive? What’s the ‘right’ way to do this well?   Some people talk about some crazy legal workarounds they’ve heard about, […]

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Answering the question – Is it possible to end an office romance well?   Thanks for your feedback on the case studies we’ve shared recently on bullying and dismissal. Both very tough topics, but both issues that can be better handled than they usually are, simply by adopting a more generous and open mindset. As […]

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A few months back I was speaking to a client, a seriously experienced and successful leader, about the challenging culture of a retail food services team he supported. “Even though the team work in a small shop environment, they don’t really communicate or rally around each other. Sales targets are often missed. Customers have long […]

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Answering the question – Is it possible to handle bullying in a human way? As people start to love working in a mwah. way, there are so many cases coming back to us, and we want to keep sharing them. We see them as an antidote for cynicism. There a few topics we get asked […]

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We all want to work somewhere with a great culture and leadership, but it’s so hard to pick either of these when you’re still outside the organisation. Here’s some thoughts on how best to get some inside info so you make great decisions.  Step 1 – The Mindset You are a really important part of […]

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