Most organisations will undergo periods of change and uncertainty at some point. Mergers, acquisitions, new management and leadership are some of the dynamics that can lead to change. Helene Vermaak, Director at The Human Edge says that if organisations adopt an...
Recent South African research from, corporate culture experts, The Human Edge, shows that workplace conversation failures are both extensive and costly. Helene Vermaak, Director at The Human Edge says that there is a severe cost of silence affecting the bottom-line of organisations and yet only 6% of people feel extremely confident to speak up.
When taking up a new job offer we often underestimate the importance of finding an organisation with the right cultural fit. As individuals we thrive or fail in different environments. Helene Vermaak, Business Director at organisational cultural experts, The Human Edge, says that it is often difficult to gauge the company culture and
Many leaders are extremely successful despite their leadership style being forceful and even dogmatic. Joseph Grenny at VitalSmarts, the international partner of corporate culture experts The Human Edge, says that Donald Trump and Jack Welch jump to mind. However, our learnings have proven that we are most effective during times of crucial
Research has shown that only one in three employees actually makes changes based on performance feedback. As we near the end of another year, Helene Vermaak, Director at The Human Edge, an organisational culture expert says that 43% of employees experience ….
The speed of innovation, the diversity of customers, the global market for talent, and the values of the Millennial workforce all demand different ways of working. Helene Vermaak, Director at The Human Edge – innovators in corporate training and organisational performance – says that in the past, leaders built ….
The New Year has kicked off, expectations are high for a successful year ahead. Helene Vermaak, Director at The Human Edge says that in her opinion, a sure-fire way to plot the successes of the year ahead is to focus on what was learnt over the course of the past twelve months. Vermaak says that in her time spent ….
Most chronic problems—from a corporation’s mediocre safety record to a stalled product release to ingrained cultural challenges—no matter how different they may appear at first glance, are actually the same problem. That’s right; most problems that resist our best attempts at solutions and then persist for years on end do so because we lack influence. More specifically, we lack the ability to change human behavior.
Under the leadership of Patrice Putman, the corporate culture at MaineGeneral Health has been transformed from a culture of silence to a culture of candid and respectful dialogue.