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Jane Ferrier

7 Components of Effective Step Change

7 Components of Effective Step Change

By Business, Operations

This business health diagnostic tool allows you to review business performance, identify growth opportunities and achieve the big picture of the real value of your business. Lockstep diagnostic offers a 7 component tool that analyses the current and desired health of your business. This is a great tool for board members to participate in and utilise the variety of visual and audio material.  

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ICDA latest news

ICDA latest news

By Business, Marketing & Communications

The latest wrap-up from Our Community as they bring forward their most relevant news from the sector and highlight their recent effort from their COVID-19 Community Sector Impact Survey. They also include some great resources including upcoming webinars and community conference sessions, we definitely recommend checking this edition out.  

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State of the Global Workplace: 2021 Report

State of the Global Workplace: 2021 Report

By Business, Workplace

As many workers are forced to reconsider their workplace yet again as new lockdown restrictions are enforced, the lessons learnt during 2020 can significantly influence workplace culture and employee wellbeing, to allow for organisations to build upon their strengths and avoid old mistakes. Gallup’s workplace data reflects the impact of the pandemic on a global scale and on organisations and employees. This perspective provides useful insights such as employee engagement, ESGs and governance trends.   

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COVID-19 Community Sector Impact Survey

COVID-19 Community Sector Impact Survey

By Business, People & Culture

Last year, a survey was developed to find out what was happening within the not-for-profit sector through a quick-response survey that was open for just two days in April 2020 with a total of 366 individuals completing the 2020 survey. Just over a year later, another survey was put out to find out how the sector has weathered the COVID-19 storm with a total of 907 individuals completing the 2021 survey. Our Community have now released their comparative findings from these surveys demonstrating the impact and concerning lessons from these periods. 

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The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect

By Business, Programs & Services

Explore a 2.5-hour session design to communicate change from the thinking processes that influence our decisions. Discussing the Four Executive Modes that we employ to effectively implement change, and the factors involved in leading change. This session is from last month’s Keynote guest speaker and serves as an introduction to the Leader’s Mindset Masterclass Digital Immersion.

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ESG and growth: a new way of thinking

ESG and growth: a new way of thinking

By Business, Revenue - Other

Despite a growing and significant body of thought on leadership on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), it remains an area many executives are still grappling with. This article offers a framework to help think about, and put in place, business initiatives to address ESG while identifying growth opportunities, and bridging the gap to the more technical aspects of ESG.

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The Death of the SWOT Analysis and the Rise of the Strategic Radar

The Death of the SWOT Analysis and the Rise of the Strategic Radar

By Business, Financial Management

From last month’s Keynote event, Ashton Bishop talks further on how to reimagine traditional strategic measurement tools such as the SWOT analysis. Reflecting upon what can be learned from the past year, Ashton provides evidence based arguments as to why strategic measurements tools must adapt with us to consider changing elements like environmental factors, internal challenges and workplace culture. We highly recommend exploring Ashton’s suggested measurement frameworks and updating your current strategic plan to help your business move forward.

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Equitable Flexibility Offers so Much More than 'Working from Home' 

Equitable Flexibility Offers so Much More than ‘Working from Home’ 

By Business, Workplace

Research has found employees are more satisfied and engaged when they can access flexible working options, which has proven financial returns for organisations.

Implementing a range of flexible working options at scale – including different start times, compressed working weeks or working from a range of locations – can be a significant lever for economic growth.

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