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Culture Insights Blog

Published on 03 Mar 2020

The teenage years can be characterised by egocentricity, boredom and a seemingly weird combination of revolution and conformity. Shaun McCarthy follows up from his podcast episode Childhood Origins to discuss how family systems play out through the LSI styles while going through the more challenging years of raising teenage children.

Published on 25 Feb 2020

All organisations have values and while they may look good when in writing or are promised, they’re no use at all if there’s no organisational culture to support them. So are values valuable?! Are they useful and where is the cross over with culture? Dominic Gourley and Liana Sangster discuss in this episode of Culture Bites.

Published on 19 Feb 2020

This month our analytics team delved into the role of leaders in innovation, their analysis of 6,100 leaders demonstrated the importance of encouraging teams to approach problems as opportunities, pushing growth and development as priorities and avoiding leading by process and procedure.

Published on 17 Feb 2020

S+T=R (Situation + Thinking = Response) is a concept we introduce during accreditation and when we talk about the Life Styles Inventory™ (LSI), but what does it mean and how does it relate to the LSI? Dominic Gourley and Head of Consulting Corinne Canter explain the concept and share a useful resource for working with your own LSI feedback.

Published on 11 Feb 2020

In this episode of Culture Bites, we answer a listener’s question about dealing with subcultures, multiple organisation sites and units, diverse roles and people identifying with their team but not with the wider organisation.

Published on 04 Feb 2020

As people are wanting to travel less and use technology more, Head of Consulting Corinne Canter discusses with Dominic Gourley about when to use remote debriefing and coaching vs. when it isn’t appropriate, and how to do it.

Published on 28 Jan 2020

If you agree with the adage that 'a picture's worth a thousand words', you'll understand the beauty of the Circumplex. Dominic Gourley and Australia/New Zealand Chairman Shaun McCarthy explain how the Circumplex was developed to measure thinking and behaviour and the key ideas and research the Circumplex is built on, in this episode of Culture Bites.

Published on 22 Jan 2020

Innovation is key not just for our individual organisations but also for our society as a whole. This month our analytics team looked at the relationship between innovation and culture, they found constructive organisations were rated as 40% more innovative and communication is key to fostering a culture for innovation.

Published on 21 Jan 2020

In recent years there have been culture shocks and shame... the question is: will we do something about it or will it be more of the same?

Lyn Goodear, CEO and MD of the Australia Human Resources Institute (AHRI), joins us to talk about how now is the opportunity for HR to step forward. To be taken seriously as a profession though, there have to be standards - something Lyn tells us AHRI are trying to address with their HR Certification

Published on 14 Jan 2020

Following on from one of our past episodes about the Self-Actualising style, we’ve had some requests to delve into the Perfectinistic Style. Head of Consulting Corinne Canter and Dominic Gourley talk about this style that impacts a lot of people, but can come at a cost – and discuss what does being Perfectionistic look like, how does it impact us and what can we can do to change the impact of this style.