A compilation of different perspectives

A compilation of different perspectives from semiotics in office design to culture matters to real feelings of employees and candidates, their motivations, aspirations, expectations.


HR as a function has in the past had a lot of pressure put on it to create accountability in order to earn a seat at the table. Lack of measurability of return on investment (ROI) has been a pressure point for the longest time. The huge interest and growth in the People Analytics space is a result of this emphasis on measurability and accountability. And in most part, I do believe that the tangible numbers and the analytics have a role to play. In fact, I attended the Wharton People Analytics Conference 2017 hosted by Adam Grant and Cade Massey in Philadelphia in March and based on my interactions and observations, here is what I would like to share. #1: Numbers don’t reveal the whole ..   READ FULL ARTICLE

Brand Alignment – A Call for Organisation-Wide Change?

Are you one of the many leaders who has had to deal with internal company issues and communication making it out into the wider world? Are you concerned about the lack of alignment between the different stakeholders of your organisation? You know your company’s purpose, values, goals and competitive strengths, but do you notice that ..
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The semiotics of office design by Neil Gains, Tapestry Works

Many companies are waking up to the importance of office design in communicating and supporting their company culture. Most famously, Pixar’s offices were designed by Steve Jobs to maximize the number of random interactions between employees across all company departments. The open plan nature of the office space, huge atrium at the ..
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Culture eats strategy for breakfast

According to a study by Pricewaterhouse Coopers, firms deemed ‘effective people managers’ were able to generate 35 percent higher revenue per employee. A Gallup study has established that firms with high employee engagement are 50 percent more likely to have low staff turnover and 38 percent more likely to have higher productivity..
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