In June and December 2020 The Bedford Consulting Group took the opportunity to survey Canadian HR leaders on how they were seeing their respective organisations change and what the lasting impacts might be, focusing on business performance, how we work, culture and leadership trends. The HR survey results provide valuable insight to help you approach and position your organisation for success in 2021 and beyond.
"As remote working, social distancing and workplace transformation continue, companies are starting to look at broader organizational issues regarding digitalization, the future of work, culture and business strategy.
So what is the impact of organizational culture on common employee behaviors and how work gets done when there are fewer collective in-person experiences?"
Today is the fastest things have ever been … but the slowest they will ever be!
Speed is a cultural imperative. It has been for a long time, but now more than ever. It doesn't matter how good your services are. It doesn't matter how good your support systems are. It doesn't matter how good your service ethos is. If you are slower than the competition … you don't have a problem … you may not have a business.
Culture, right now, needs to embrace speed. Not just speed of delivery, but speed of response, and speed in terms of basically everything that exists within the organisation.
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Following the sale of its premier brand, the legacy portfolio of companies that constituted a diversified investment group required a new business identity, a cohesive growth strategy and new leadership to drive results.
This case study highlights how TRANSEARCH helped shape and align organisational cultures across diversified component companies, and found a General Manager with the level of experience and credibility in the finance markets capable of pushing the kind of innovation and cultural transformation required to achieve the group's exciting new business plan.
Read the challenge, action, impact and client perspective of finding an anchor for culture transformation and an important driver of new business expansion.
Martha Bird explores how remote working impacts organisation culture and highlights the leadership challenge of maintaining a shared sense of purpose that drives us to show up and be a part of something greater.
"Successful organisations are powered by the diverse opinions, skill sets and life experiences of their employees. To tap into the full potential of human diversity, organisations need to hire diverse talent and create an inclusive working culture underpinned by a fundamental sense of belonging, fairness and equity, enabling people to bring their 'full self' to work."
Karen Greenbaum, CEO of the AESC, identifies 4 key ingredients for an organisational culture that will thrive in a world different to what we have been accustomed to.
"We need more sophisticated ways to envision possible scenarios in preparing for the skills of tomorrow. We know less about technologies than we think."
So, what is to be done?
Organisations are facing a complex mix of talent management challenges in a world marked by talent shortage and digital transformation. The following research and analysis presents a set of key skills development tactics to help close the skills gaps.
"Developing a digital-ready culture does not mean doing away with all that is good in a traditional company's culture."
Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is crucial for attracting and retaining top talent. Frank Galati, Managing Partner at The Bedford Consulting Group Inc. and Managing Partner at TRANSEARCH Toronto, explains why.
The current global business environment generated by digital transformation is reshaping the roles that make up the executive ranks. Karen Greenbaum shares key ways traditional executive roles are changing to have greater impact in the new business climate.