Category: COVID-19

the vaccination situation

25th October 2021

Over the last month, we’ve seen this situation escalate with the government expanding their vaccination mandate to include the education, health and prison worker sectors, and introducing vaccination certificates for customers (and staff) as part of the traffic light COVID-19 protection framework.

There is still a lot of grey area around exactly how far reaching the Order is and how the vaccination certificates will be policed, but at the moment, this is what we know:

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tips to protect a united culture

13th October 2021

There’s no denying the topic of vaccinations is a very emotive issue and it has the potential to segregate your employees if not managed sensitively. Even organisations that had a strong culture and a united workforce, risk division in the face of a vaccine debate.

Organisations that already practice diversity and inclusion (D&I) will do well.  The culture of accepting differences in perspective, among other differences, will lead to a culture that invites, welcomes, and embraces choice.

But for Organisations less mature in their D&I practices, this divisive topic can drive an ‘us’ and ‘them’ culture.  But there are 2 tips that could help protect a united culture.

  1. avoid discussions about vaccination status
  2. change the language and terminology used
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golden rules of restructuring

31st May 2020

For some businesses, restructuring will be an unfortunate effect of the COVID-19 crisis; a necessary evil.

But restructuring can be a challenging process to navigate, and it can have far wider implications than just the individuals who are immediately affected, so we recommend it really is a last resort.

However, if it is a path you need to go down, here are our 5 golden rules (particularly at this time!):

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the lesson we’ve learnt

29th April 2020

We’re into Alert Level 3, and for many businesses that is the first step on the pathway to getting their businesses fully functioning again.  We can see the light at the end of the tunnel!

But as we move to a new normal, I think it’s important to reflect on an important lesson we’ve learnt from COVID-19. 

As I wrote in an earlier blog post, this pandemic has made us question how and why we do things as a business, and its opened the door to innovation and creativity that we may not have otherwise explored. 

But more important than that, I think its humanised us.

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