Creating a ‘High Development’ Culture

Gallup has published some fascinating research into what drives high performance workplaces - finding that employee development, based on matching roles to unique strengths, drives a culture that in turn drives performance. How? 1. They protect their investment in employee development with a focus on increasing employee engagement. 2. They avoid the most common misunderstanding about development: It is actually about finding roles, positions and projects that allow them to combine their talents and abilities with experiences to build strengths 3. Their managers are highly involved in the development of individuals -- they act as coaches, not bosses. 4. Their…
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Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset

A common misconception regarding pursuing 'growth' in an organisational context is that it must be about topline revenue growth. In my experience, the same mindset and toolkit can be applied to growth in capability, and/or growth in performance (however each organisation chooses to define it). This McKinsey article explores a growth mindset, which I think is captured well in this Disney quote (via CB Insights): “Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things. Because we’re curious. And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt…
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