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How to disagree with someone more powerful than you

How to disagree with someone more powerful than you

Most people tend to avoid disagreements in the workplace and even more so with a senior colleague. Helene Vermaak, Director at culture change experts The Human Edge, says that we often assume that disagreeing is going to damage our relationship or career, when in fact the consequences are often less dramatic than we envision.

Organisational culture needs to be groomed and maintained

Organisational culture needs to be groomed and maintained

Culture is a core element of any organisation and should not be left unattended to morph and take its own shape. In an age where everything in an organisation can be copied by competitors, culture remains the one thing that cannot be duplicated. Seugnet van den Berg, MD at consulting firm Bizmod, says that an organisation’s culture needs to be designed, implemented and assessed. This allows it to be clearly established and can then be carried through in all areas of the company.