July 16, 2018

Why is cultural change the key factor in corporate success?

Corporate culture is the sum total of all the values expressed in the workplace, along with the systems and behaviours that are present. It’s something you can’t touch or feel, yet it permeates every aspect o...

July 16, 2018

 How to change your project management culture - part 1

The sad truth is that far too many projects fail. Those that do succeed, that is, those that deliver on time and within budget, have sometimes done so by drastically slashing their scope or quality targets along...

July 16, 2018

How does culture affect project success?

Culture is like the air people breathe at work. It informs the way the organisation behaves towards its employees and the way they behave towards each other. It sets the tone for the organisation’s interactions with the public,...

July 16, 2018

Can project managers cope with cultural change?

There’s a huge amount of cultural change under way at the moment, in both businesses and the public sector. The verdict is in on the effect of diversity and treating people as individuals - and it shows strong productivi...

June 20, 2018

What does a culture manager do?

There are some job titles that span an enormous range of responsibilities, and consequently can are advertised at wildly differing salaries. Project manager is one of these - it can mean someone in charge of organising an office move, o...

May 11, 2018

Capability and culture - why you have to have both

Continuing our look at culture and capability as key aspects of the modern HR function, a recent article in the Harvard Business Review [1] drew an interesting parallel between culture and the wind. Like the wind, you...

May 11, 2018

Too much leadership or too much management?

What did Mintzberg mean when he said that most modern organisations were over led and under-managed? The great management analyst and writer certainly got a debate going and it’s one with echoes today for HR leaders, as thei...

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