Too many employers tune into the wrong credentials from candidates – such as a dazzling list of academic achievements – and fail to select the best cultural fit for their company.
Hyper Island has released its findings from an international survey, which polled over 500 top leaders, revealing a surprising picture of the most desirable qualities in the leaders and workers of tomorrow.
A brand is fundamentally a promise, both rational (quantitative) and emotional (qualitative). But a promise is only valid if delivered from a sound person, a solid individual. If a person keeps changing, or the promise keeps changing, then there is no value in either.
What’s the secret to a really productive office? The BBC’s northern HQ in Salford features black ‘collaboration pods’ and giant neon and metal ‘thought wheels’, while the Innocent Drinks base in London, affectionately known as ‘Fruity Towers’, has offices decked with fake grass and picnic benches.
Every individual has their own unique qualities that they bring to the workplace. Whether they’re an introvert or an extrovert, the office environment wouldn’t be the same without them. As with any walk of life, however, there is always the opportunity for personal development, be it improving awareness and identity or enhancing talents and potential.
Chris Barling ponders how to deal with our own little weaknesses.
Former BP chief executive Lord Browne has expressed his support for gay marriage because it will be good for business.
From his failures to his many successes, the Virgin founder is a success story every entrepreneur could learn from, says Jan Cavelle.