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Month: February 2019

Culture doesn’t save a company

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Inspired by some truly great conversations around HR and general people management over the last few days, I came across this piece of research by #Linkedin from 2015.

Who or what really lies at fault for businesses that are unable to provide employees with a satisfying role that can provide opportunities for advancement whilst being in a productive environment that fosters great #culture throughout the organisation is unknown and varies so much.

But to have a place where compensation and benefits are attractive, people recognised and rewarded with work that is challenging, stimulating and encourages growth throughout, all whilst having strong #leadership and #management to aid in the mission of the company is something so many clearly desire.

I won’t blame poor leadership or jump on the millennial blame game. But over the last few weeks these conversations with friends, colleagues, HR and #legal professionals have really been inspiring as to how many are doing things so poorly, but most importantly – those who are doing things the right way!

Hats off to the organisations who genuinely have happy, productive and empowered members of staff.

Don’t hide behind the word ‘culture’, Friday pizzas & Fifa games. Go be awesome!

#peoplemanagement #compensation#sales

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“We need more and more people to create their own jobs…and to be entrepreneurial”

John Forkin in 2016 talking about entrepreneurship, Derby as the city that famously homes Rolls-Royce & BOMBARDIER but also as a city that thanks largely to the University of Derby have driven enormous growth for SMEs and entrepreneurial endeavours.

With MIPIM (http://mipim.com) just around the corner, its that time of year when Marketing Derby and other local businesses get to shine and promote what a great city Derby is and how much we have grown over the years.

It’s not just big business, not just the millions invested in new retail and entertainment in the city, but also the growth of SMEs that continues to surface, promote and enhance the city.

When we filmed this interview with John it was originally talking all about Global Entrepreneurship Week – something many of us are very passionate about. But the little gems and quotes John speaks in this interview shows the passion he, his team and the entire city really has for the place we work from and the place we call home.

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When you struggle

I remember saying this line “When you struggle with it, and you do struggle” on the topic of entrepreneurship – it was running up to a turning point in life for me personally with mental health problems.

It was then and is now ‘time to talk’ and so many don’t – I’ve been blessed to work with some fantastic people in my life, professionally and personally both in business and in the mental health space.

Today it’s #timetotalk – conversations really do have the power to change lives and talking about mental health should not be frowned upon.

Excuse the rude word in the video from me – but as Julian commented in response “it’s not just about business, it’s about life generally” and entrepreneurship is one of the common causes of mental health problems.

So if nothing else, get a coach, mentor, friend, family, someone you can talk to – it doesn’t have to be about business, but don’t neglect your mental health – ever. Follow Time to Change for more information.

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