The 3 Biggest Mistakes Companies Make When Creating Company Values

The 3 Biggest Mistakes Companies Make When Creating Company Values

April 8, 2016 Leadership

Whether they are beautifully laminated and posted around the office or “unspoken” but clearly understood by a few key people, most businesses have a set of company values. I also find that most business leaders understand the importance of having company values – a guiding set of behaviours that define the desired culture and provide […]

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Have you Identified the Future Leaders for Your Business?

Who has the leadership capability to take your business into the future? As a business leader or owner, you won’t be in your role forever.  You may change companies, decide to scale down or retire from your business – whichever path you take, knowing that you will leave your current business in the right hands […]

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Employee Engagement

Question of the Month: James was once a top performer, but now he’s coming in late, being rude and not achieving his targets – what do we do? Unfortunately it’s all too often that businesses face a loss of productivity, and even damage to reputation as a result of disengaged employees. Whilst employees may become […]

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Company Culture

Business culture: what exactly is it, and how do I create the right one? I often hear from my clients that they struggling to create the right culture in their business. While they may have the best intentions, they simply don’t understand what a business culture is, let alone how to go about putting the […]

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Are Psych Tests Worth the Investment?

Psych tests have been around since the 19th Century when both China and France used them to evaluate mental ability. Modern day assessments are used both for recruitment to understand more about the capabilities of job applicants and for development as part of a rigorous training needs analysis or self-awareness exercise. I am often asked […]

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Four Reasons Why Your 360 Feedback Surveys Are Failing!

360 feedback surveys are one of the oldest tricks in the book when it comes to business practices to encourage both individual and company-wide improvement and development. An effective 360 feedback survey reflects everything that you strive to nurture in both your employees and your business: there is open and honest communication between all levels, […]

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6 Tips for Conducting Effective Salary Reviews

As we approach the time of year that many business owners and CEOs dread, I start to hear more and more nervousness surrounding the salary review process. This is caused primarily by a lack of structure and information when it comes to making decisions. I hear questions such as: “How much of an increase do […]

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Client Issue: Creating a Long Term Incentive Scheme

Context: Our client is a mid sized business with a number of key management staff they wish to retain over the long term. The Issue: The current incentive schemes do not provide “Golden Handcuffs” or any form of Long Term Incentive for these Managers to stay. Our Challenge: The business owner was considering providing equity […]

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Why Most Bonus Schemes are a Waste of Money

The topic of bonus and incentive schemes and how they apply to employee behaviour is a complex one. To understand this fully, it is important to consider the impact of individual preferences, individual needs, company cultures and the mechanics of the schemes themselves. I get really disheartened when I talk to CEOs and business owners […]

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The Three Biggest Incentive Scheme Mistakes

We all intuitively know that money is not the only thing that motivates people, and in fact for many people it is not in their top five. We also know that unless we get the money “right” it will quickly become a source of demotivation which has a measurable impact on productivity and performance. In […]

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