How to navigate your organisation’s ship

In our last blog post, we explored the idea that if you don’t know where you are going, how will you get to where you want to go? If you don’t have a clear vision, purpose and set of values, how will you navigate to the right place?

In our latest blog, we explore HOW you navigate there using effective stewardship.

In our life, we all work and play on many teams. At work, in our sports clubs, even our family is a team. Every new member that joins those teams increases the number of relationships, which increases the complexity of communication and collaboration. This puts great emphasis on enabling effective stewardship. (more…)

How your Team’s Vision, Purpose and Values Drive Alignment

The alignment of your team purpose, vision and values is the emotional glue that binds a team culture and sense of identity. It helps answer the questions:

  • Why do we exist as a team?
  • Where are we going in the future?
  • How do we agree to behave?

That is why it is so vital for leaders to spend time with their teams getting alignment around these questions and set the team up with the foundations to be as healthy and effective as they can be. (more…)

Why trust and psychological safety is so important

It is safe to say the majority of us can relate to working in an unproductive team. One that met regularly but didn’t achieve anything. One that had no alignment of purpose, vision and values.

Unfortunately, we can probably all relate to one where we didn’t feel ‘safe’. Where we couldn’t be authentic and true without the fear of negative consequences. Where we were punished for our mistakes, rather than being encouraged to learn and innovate from them.

Psychological safety is a shared belief that the team is safe for interpersonal risk-taking. People can admit their mistakes, acknowledge their weaknesses, and ask for help when it’s needed.

Research shows that when there is trust and team members feel safe, innovation improves, team members learn quickly from their own and each other’s mistakes, problems are overcome more rapidly, and employees are more engaged. (more…)

Who champions the culture in your organisation?

You can manage your finances, your calendar and even your time, but can you actually ‘manage’ people? People have emotion, intelligence, initiative, motivation and passion. These are the very things that make businesses successful, so why do we think that people should be managed like finite resources? What’s the alternative?  Well, what about leadership? People can be lead, and many people are inspired by leaders who can articulate a clear purpose that reflects their values, concerns and philosophies.

One of the biggest problems with corporate culture today is a view by employees that they are simply assets for use by the organisation. Engagement surveys report a startling lack of engagement within organisations. (more…)

Launch of embedADAPT’s refreshed interface!

In April 2014 we launched the first version of our cloud-based technology, embedADAPT.

Since the initial release, we have regularly added new features and made improvements based on the feedback from you guys – our customers.

On the 25th July, we will be launching our biggest update yet, a refreshed version of our user interface. (more…)