How To Challenge Discrimination In A Way That Encourages Change

March 17th, 2021 |

Through both the pandemic and the events of the last year including the high profile killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, amongst others, companies are no longer able to not adopt some sort of stance on societal or political challenges. This is not about tick box diversity activities but is fully focussed around how

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3 Types of Meetings That Will Make Your Business More Effective

February 4th, 2021 |

In our recent post How to Make All of Your Meetings More Effective we talked about how much of our working life we spend in meetings. According to The Times, people in the UK spend over 23 days per year in meetings, and according to studies by The Independent, 13 days of these meetings are

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What Is A Chief Transformation Officer?

January 19th, 2021 |

A new job title has started circulating recently – Chief Transformation Officer, otherwise known as a CTO. While this has been used for some time in public sector organisations, it is a relatively new term in the private sector, so what is a Chief Transformation Officer? A Chief Transformation Officer is a C-Suite (executive level)

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How To Implement Change Within A Team

January 5th, 2021 |

In our post The Three Types of People You Will Meet When Implementing Change we looked at how different people process change, and what you need to do to influence each one. In this post we are going to look at how to implement change within a team for maximum success and lasting impact.   Who

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Diversity In The Workplace: What Is It, and Why Is It Important?

December 8th, 2020 |

In this post we are going to be addressing key elements around diversity in the workplace, and how to actually implement diversity and inclusion programmes that work. What Is Diversity In The Workplace? Despite over 70% of UK Employers stating that they have some form of Diversity and Inclusion training, but the statistics fail to

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What Is Organisational Design?

November 19th, 2020 |

The buzz word started out as culture, and once everyone caught on to that and understood what culture was all about, there is a new buzz word in town – organisational design. This isn’t about design aesthetics, it is about applying the principles of design to your business culture, and the way in which people

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The Three Types Of People You Will Meet When Implementing Change

November 6th, 2020 |

The reason change often fails is that it comes from the standpoint of assuming that change can be managed simply by changing structural or strategic aspects of the business, and with this that people will get on board with the change. However change isn’t sustainable without individual people changing their thinking, beliefs and behaviour. To

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How To Change Company Culture To Better Navigate A Pandemic

October 13th, 2020 |

One question we have been asked over and over again, at every stage of the COVID-19 pandemic – how do we keep our culture alive now our work environment is different? Most businesses are experiencing significant change in their work environments – whether that is businesses operating completely virtually; businesses who are operating with a

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How to Navigate Uncertainty In Your Business

May 14th, 2020 |

In a time where change and uncertainty is going to be on the horizon for many months to come, how your team flex through the flux of uncertainty will determine your long-term success, how prepared are each layer of your business to navigate uncertainty? Most businesses are busy looking at their strategy, but it can

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Managing Productivity During Change & Remote Working

March 26th, 2020 |

The Duo team have been working with clients for years on maximising productivity in their workplaces – whether in the office, or remotely. In the times of unexpected change that we find ourselves in, especially in light of COVID-19 Coronavirus, it is even more important to look at how to elevate your management impact with

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How to Get Culture Change Right – Creating Checklists

March 4th, 2020 |

When helping our clients navigate culture change, one of the essential steps is codifying the elements of culture that drive the most success. Often, these are either not detailed anywhere, or are buried in a “too big to read” manual somewhere. One of the keys to creating culture change that sticks – simplifying complicated processes

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