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Introducing Human-Centred Funding

The process of developing a business case and seeking internal organisational funding might need a shake-up to get a more holistic return on investment. This article looks at the current state of internal funding via business cases and a potential solution to put people at the heart of the investment. 

Apr 26, 2022

Topics: Smarter Thinking- General Business

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Is this Awesome HR Model Fake?

I came across an interesting model that took into account the internal and external factors that influence what we do in Human Resources (HR). That’s particularly relevant during these times (with the health pandemic, global change and uncertainty.) Here’s the problem: I think the model might be fake! Is this even possible? You tell me… 

Apr 6, 2022

Topics: Smarter Thinking- Human Resources- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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How to Achieve Change with Behavioural Science

The behavioural sciences are a treasure trove for businesses looking to better understand human behaviour. From psychology, anthropology and cognitive science (as well as their ancillary branches), companies can get insight on how people think or act in order to predict their future actions more accurately. 

Mar 14, 2022

Topics: Smarter Thinking- Psychology- Change & Transformation

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22 Tips for a Happier Life

Are you keen to change your outlook and consider a fresh perspective for a happier life? This post highlights a mix of time-tested, unconventional, and research-backed tips and lessons for improving your happiness, health and well-being. 

Dec 13, 2021

Topics: Smarter Thinking- Psychology- Motivators & Drivers

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What Impacts Culture

Consider how you operate each day. As everyday issues and challenges arise, we make decisions about how to handle them. How these situations are handled are a clear indication of your culture. Here’s what’s uniquely different about operating with “normal” or common challenges versus the unexpected. 

Aug 10, 2021

Topics: Leadership- Smarter Thinking- Culture & Organisational Development

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Self-Assess Your Change Power and Change Archetype

Harvard Business Review (HBR) has been tracking corporate change efforts for more than a decade. In 2019, they began developing a system to help companies measure their capacity for change. They refer to it as a company’s change power

Jun 29, 2021

Topics: Smarter Thinking- Culture & Organisational Development- Change & Transformation

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Five Fatal Flaws in Project Metrics

Have you ever heard of project success defined as that project being completed “on time, within budget, and to scope?” This traditional definition may have been useful for project leaders in the past; however, there’s much more to consider for present-day programs. 

Jun 8, 2021

Topics: Smarter Thinking- Future of Work- Change & Transformation

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Letting Go of the Familiar

NASA couldn’t afford another failure following the tragic launches of the Challenger (1986) and the Columbia (2003). If you’re not aware, NASA’s culture at that time could be summed up by the sign in the Mission Evaluation Room: "In God We Trust, All Others Bring Data".

Oct 13, 2020

Topics: Smarter Thinking- General Business- Culture & Organisational Development

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