The HSE employed the Chalfont Project which describes its consultants as "organisation architects". The company's promotional messages say that "we don't do misery. Pain is sometimes inevitable but misery is always a choice". The HSE has a contract with the company which will expire in 2020 with the option to renew for a year, the 'Medical Independent' reported. 'Values in Action' involves the appointment of champions among employees who voluntarily promote behaviours including to "challenge toxic behaviours and attitudes". Other prompts include: "Keep people informed - explain the now and the next." The HSE states that Values in Action is about "delivering better experiences to those who use our services, and creating better workplaces for our staff. "As one Values in Action champion puts it, it's for ourselves and it's for our patients. "Every day thousands of health service staff across Ireland live our values of care, compassion, trust and learning. Sometimes this is very … [Read more...] about HSE spends €650,000 in bid to change workforce culture
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LIKE AN NFL changing room, the technology industry is littered with the bodies of fallen champions, from AOL to Yahoo to Blackberry, in urgent need of rehabilitation. Ten years ago many might have expected Microsoft to end up in the same state. But the software giant has made a startling comeback, regularly vying for the title of the most valuable company on global stockmarkets, with a market capitalisation above $1trn. The story of this revival is the subject of a new case study by Hermania Ibarra and Adam Jones of London Business School (LBS). In large part, the success has resulted from a shift away from a focus on the Windows operating system and towards Azure, Microsoft’s cloud-based services offering. It involved a willingness to let Microsoft programs run on Apple and Android smartphones, something the company had previously avoided. Get our daily newsletter Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks. However, the turnaround also required a change … [Read more...] about Microsoft’s transformation required a change of culture
Jobbio HIGHER is one of Europe’s biggest career fairs. The event brings together the top tech companies from around the world with the very best talent. Unlike traditional (and boring) networking events, Jobbio HIGHER is a fun and interactive gathering where potential candidates can meet the real people behind some of the best-known brands. This year the event is coming to Dublin for the very first time in conjunction with Dublin Tech Summit (DTS). Over the course of two days, Jobbio will be gathering the hottest companies in Dublin under one roof. On Day two of DTS, Jobbio will hold Codefest, an epic challenge where mobile developers will take on an innovation-sprint to create mobile apps that can help connect the community to the homeless. So, if you would like to come along all you have to do is book your free ticket, show up and prepare to network your socks off. Here is just a little taster of some of the great brands that will be attending. FacebookFree food, excellent … [Read more...] about Looking for a new job? Here are the companies coming to Jobbio HIGHER at Dublin tech summit
Let's take an example from the very competitive IT industry, where only a handful of companies stand out. One of them, Centiro, is repeatedly recognized as a Great Place to Work in Sweden in specific and Europe in general. Centiro is a logistic software firm from Borås who are transforming the world of technology. The Gartner Group calls them a “cool vendor.” What makes them cool is their ethos ofcreating a competitive advantage through corporate culture. But what does it take to be among the best places to work for in Europe?According to Centiro CEO Niklas Hedin, "I always call the customer and ask them, why did we win? And they will most of the time say, 'It’s about your people, it’s about the way you interact with us and the feeling you create'" According to Hedin, the company's "culture and people in the organization are our competitive advantage."We’re a technology company, and you could emulate our technology in no time these days, and you … [Read more...] about Can we Turn Corporate Culture into Competitive Advantage?
The former vice-president Joe Biden condemned “a white man’s culture” on Tuesday night as he lashed out against violence against women and, more specifically, lamented his role in the supreme court confirmation hearings that undermined Anita Hill’s credibility nearly three decades ago. Biden, a Democratic presidential prospect who often highlights his white working-class roots, said Hill, who is African American, should not have been forced to face a panel of “a bunch of white guys”. “To this day I regret I couldn’t come up with a way to give her the kind of hearing she deserved,” he said, echoing comments he delivered last fall as the nation debated sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh amid his supreme court confirmation hearing. Later in his Tuesday remarks, Biden called on Americans to “change the culture” that dates back centuries and allows pervasive violence against women. “It’s an … [Read more...] about Biden condemns ‘white man’s culture’ as he laments role in Anita Hill hearings