Culture Insights Blog

Published on 20 Sep 2017

It's a movement, not a program! Corinne Canter gives you her top 10 tips for creating a cultural movement.

Published on 20 Sep 2017

It’s about investing in the growth of your people. Our consultant Liana Sangster shares her tips for practicing pro-active delegation.

Published on 15 Aug 2017

We asked our friends at The Next Step to share with us the "The one thing i wish everyone knew about culture"

Published on 01 Aug 2017

10 Great business books and how they fit into the Human Synergistics Framework. 

Published on 20 Jul 2017

Employee engagement is in actual fact one of many outcomes of culture. It is not wrong to look at engagement - an individual level outcome of culture - it is just not enough.

Published on 19 Jul 2017

There is worrying trend on LinkedIn and in the business media in general. The labelling of people into categories labelled Assholes, Jerks and Dickheads. Below are just a few reasons why I am worried about the increasing trend of talking about 'Assholes' in the workplace.

Published on 22 Jun 2017

The parallels to our journey as a leader are uncanny and there is a great deal of literature out there about what makes a great leader. Having worked with Australia’s top leadership teams and by leveraging Human Synergistics’ 40 years’ worth of culture and leadership data, I would like to share with you a few simple tips to guide you on your leadership journey.

Published on 07 Jun 2017

A well-made engine can be a beautiful thing. Harnessed and maintained properly it creates output of incredible value for those who use it.

A key component of any engine is of course the material that keeps all of the distinct interlocking and overlapping parts moving – oil!

Published on 24 May 2017

Change is coming. We do not work in the standardised, specialised and hierarchical workplaces of the past. By instilling flexibility, variety, a mission, and accepting the distribution of power within your organization, your culture will be innovative and future fit. You may even become a disrupter yourself.

Published on 17 May 2017

Rightly or wrongly, CEOs are judged on everything they do as much as on everything they have not done. They are on stage 24/7 and are continually critiqued on their voice, their tone, their turn of phrase, their body language, what they have said, and how, as much as what they didn't say. While it is all part of the job description, being the one in charge has its burdens, is challenging and not for the faint hearted. All that judgment is a lot to deal with. So clarity of role and what 'effective' looks like in action is important.

When we have talked with the CEOs who have been successful at turning an organisation around culturally, we have observed that they share some common behaviours.