The Key to Achieving Work Life Balance

“Burnout”, recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as an … Continued

Discover Your Business WHY

Do you know your why? It’s so important to really understand this as it will be the key to how you connect with your clients, staff and suppliers. To have their answer when people ask why they like your product or service be ‘because it feels right’.

The ‘WHY’ of Lemonade Beach

We were recently at a networking and business start up event and one of the most resounding pieces of advice from the 3 very successful, local business owners being interviewed was to know your WHY, understand it and your passion and dreams.  So it got me thinking about our WHY. We have discussed it a lot, we discuss it weekly really but have we really shared it with others?

Creating a Culture for Innovation

We explored the Innovation Engine – devised by Seelig in 2012 book of the same name.  In the model Attitude, Knowledge and Imagination are contained in the middle and overlap as they represent the individual’s mind.  Whereas external factors such as Culture, Habitat and Resources influence the inner factors and in many ways guide and shape the mind of the individual.

Monkey Business: Organisational Culture Lessons

Continuing with our theme of Organisational Culture I thought it a relevant to introduce some of the psychological experiments undertaken that clarify how individual behaviour can be influenced.

What Comes First Culture or Outcomes? Part 3

The CEO’s have held a view that cultural change is what you get once you have put in place processes and structures that support your business decisions.  That is, they believe that culture evolves as the work is done; culture itself is an outcome.

What Comes First Culture or Outcomes? Part 2

Quinn’s Competing Values Framework (CVF) describes four distinct types of organisational culture depending on the mechanistic vs organic and internal vs external focus of the organisation.

What Comes First Culture or Outcomes? Part 1

If we consider that organisations are comprised of individuals who work together in ways that promote and achieve the desired outcome of the leaders, then it is these interactions that create culture within the organisation.