Taking the pulse of an international team


 “This is outrageous. Different people all proposing significant changes to the layout at this very late stage in the project – it’s nonsense. We agreed the Pressing Plant plan in every detail only last week: see my email 12 January. We are getting too much of this sort of messing around. Guiseppe, I call on you to sort out Engineering fast!” The UK site director’s email was copied in to the Italian engineering team and his frustration couldn’t be plainer… Continue reading

Could we save the NHS by applying cross-cultural competence?

Perhaps the NHS could do with some self awareness development? Agnes Bamford, TIP licensee, thinks it could. Read on to  see how and why…

The news headlines tell us that the NHS is facing a stark financial situation; it urgently needs to save £22 billion somehow. There are fears that it may not survive as a public health service… 

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The Science of Trust

To all our colleagues who are engaged in developing management behaviours:

 Check out an article in Harvard Business Review January-February 2017 entitled The Neuroscience of Trust

Everyone knows that fostering organisational trust is likely to increase employee productivity, energise the workforce and build loyalty but how to do it is the big issue.

How do you build a culture of trust?

How do you build a culture of trust?

What are the trust inhibitors and what causes people to trust each other?

Interestingly the HBR article talks about a long term experiment in 2001 which measured brain activity while people worked in order to look for the neurological signals that give you the message to trust. And following this what are the management behaviours that foster trust?

Read here for yourself a fascinating article that identifies these behaviours (scientifically) and examines how a number of top trust performers do it.

Does trust impact team performance?

“If you are interested in team performance, trust is worth your attention”. The results of the study that Wendy Hirsch writes about in her blog chimes completely with our Team Trust tool and echoes what we have believed for years now.

Do give it a read, especially if you work with orScreen Shot 2017-01-13 at 13.25.14 in teams. http://scienceforwork.com/blog/trust-impact-team-performance/

The WorldWork Intern Diaries 2

Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” – Albert Einstein.

At WorldWork we could not agree more which is one of the reasons why our tagline is “Learning for Global Success”, we very firmly believe that learning should be a vital, continuous process and the only means to successful growth and development both on an individual and organisational Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 15.21.33 Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 15.21.51Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 15.22.04 Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 15.22.16 level. 

In the promotion of this ethos we therefore regularly run internship programmes and welcome students from different parts of the world. We were sad to see Sarah go but wish her all the very best in her future endeavours, we expect great things from her.

At the end January we were pleased to welcome Zachary Chan, from Wake Forest University through the University of Syracuse internship programme, into the WorldWork team.

Over the following weeks Zack will share his experiences and learnings via the medium of photography in his contribution to the series known as the WorldWork Intern diaries…

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Trustworthiness or Competence – which is more important in business

Screen Shot 2016-01-20 at 13.41.49Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy says, in her new book Presence, that the two parameters we automatically measure upon meeting someone for the first time are competence and trustworthiness – but which is the most important and how does this impact on the way we present ourselves?  Click the link to find out…How people judge you article