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Laura Ashley-Timms and other members of the team at Notion share their insights, thoughts, views and ideas with you about coaching, engagement, improving performance and creating dynamic cultures at work... as well as any great ideas they come across of best practise in the business world.. Enjoy!

A Sure Fire Way to Improve Engagement

A Sure Fire Way to Improve Engagement

The negative impact of a passive and disengaged workforce on performance and productivity is substantial, so isn’t it time that Leadership gave ‘engagement’ the commercial attention it deserves?

In 2009 The McLeod Review outlined four key enablers to employee engagement which heralded a new way forward for organisations; yet almost a decade later, engagement levels remain a critical issue for employers across the globe. More worryingly, employee engagement appears to be retracting with around 1 in 4 employees being unable to report that they are moderately engaged, let alone highly engaged.

Don't Waste Money on 360 Degree Feedback Until You've Read this…

Don't Waste Money on 360 Degree Feedback Until You've Read this…

Organisations that really want to leverage the skills, experiences, styles and preferences of their highly differentiated workforces will benefit from taking a much more individualised approach. 360 degree questionnaires can be a powerful way for people to get real-time highly individualised feedback from colleagues at work which can help build higher levels of self-awareness that in turn can improve performance and relationships with others.

The Powerful Secret to Increasing Productivity

The Powerful Secret to Increasing Productivity

Most economists tend to agree that productivity will remain sluggish into 2018, with no signs of marked improvement. And, although unemployment remains low, the average annual growth in output per worker has actually fallen. Yet, the TUC calls Britain’s long hours culture a national disgrace – so aren’t people busy enough already? Probably! But clearly busyness isn’t having the positive impact on productivity that one might expect, therefore, isn’t it about time that organisations started to help their people to work smarter, not harder? Herein is the secret.

Should I stay or should I go? - 5 critical moments that impact talent retention

Should I stay or should I go? - 5 critical moments that impact talent retention

Retention is set to be a key issue for organisations in 2018.  Several factors are at play: stabilised employment, shocking engagement levels, the transparency of job opportunities, and the flexible career mentality of a largely Millennial workforce, to name a few.  Keeping hold of top talent must be a priority for organisations if they are to remain competitive.

So, what can organisations do to retain their talented employees?

How to get Learning to Achieve a Transformative Effect

How to get Learning to Achieve a Transformative Effect

We are not always entirely aware that we are learning; when we ‘just know’ how to do something it’s often as a result of repetition and eventually habit. In other circumstances, learning is more intentional, for example, attending a seminar or reading a book. Intentional learning can be effective but it can also be impersonal, forgettable and replaceable. However, when you add purpose to learning something transformative occurs. 

How to Achieve the Transformative Effect of Learning with Purpose

How to Achieve the Transformative Effect of Learning with Purpose

Are there a set of factors that typify high performing organisations? What are the common themes?

High performance organisations share several features, that when working in unison over a sustained period of time, can deliver substantial financial and non-financial results that far outstrip others in their peer group.