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Welcome to the 26th Annual Culture & Leadership Conference. We hope you enjoy the line-up of client stories and discussions bringing culture and leadership to life.

Below are some resources offering more information on Human Synergistics and our solutions. If you require additional support, please contact us on, thank-you!

Understanding The Circumplex

The Human Synergistics Circumplex provides a way to see, measure, and change the thinking and behavioural styles proven to drive the performance of not only individuals but also groups and organisations.

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The Difference Human Synergistics Makes

“The Difference HS Makes” is an overview of who we are and what we do. The book also gives you an insight into our different diagnostic tools and approach to make sustainable change in individuals, teams, leaders and your organisation.

A great resource for you to use if you are wanting to learn more about Human Synergistics or to share with others.

Why Culture & Leadership Matters

The purpose of this book is to look more deeply into the specific changes in Individual Thinking, Behaviours, Strategies, Approaches and Organizational Practices that our diagnostic tools help facilitate every day. Most importantly, we have quantified the relationship between changes in thinking, behaviour and effectiveness.

This ability to show such strong, clear and meaningful links between behaviour and performance owes much to the pioneering vision of Human Synergistics’ founder Dr J. Clayton Lafferty and the ongoing research and application of Dr Robert A. Cooke, Associate Professor  and CEO of Human Synergistics, and Dr Janet Szumal, Senior Research Associate at Human Synergistics.

Cutting Through The Noise - What Is Culture?

Whilst it’s very ‘on trend’ to talk about culture right now, it’s not a new idea. Researchers have been studying culture for 40 years. Human Synergistics has been measuring organisational culture for 30 years. We know what it is. We know how it works. We know it can be changed.

It’s not just another word for organisational climate. It’s different than organisational climate. It’s not just about engagement. It’s not just about teamwork. It is about behaviour. It is about behavioural norms. It is about the messages people take from their work context about how they should do their jobs and interact with each other. It is about the expectations for behaviour established through organisational structures, systems, technologies, communication processes and leadership practices.

In this Whitepaper, Shaun McCarthy breaks down what culture is, how it works, and why it matters.

Beyond Employee Engagement

Jacob Morgan, in the March 2017 edition of the Harvard Business Review states: “Organizations are spending billions of dollars in employee engagement programs, yet their scores remain abysmally low… because most initiatives amount to an adrenalin shock. When organizations make real gains it’s because they’re thinking longer term.”

He then goes on to explain this by comparing organisations which focus on short-term fixes for engagement, versus a longer–term view of the employee experience – the organisations’ Cultures, and examining the differences in performance levels, particularly in terms of financial performance.

The purpose of what follows in this paper is to examine both Culture and Climate (engagement) and present a systematic way of measuring and changing employee experience within organisations in Australia and New Zealand.

Culture Bites Podcast

Join host and HS Consultant Dominic Gourley as he and the Human Synergistics team and their guests delve into the nitty gritty of building constructive People, Teams and Organisations!


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