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The crucial element to any organisation; People & Culture Takeover

Robin Ridgley

What is the 'Why' of your organisation? We have witnessed recently a vast number of examples as to what can happen when, in a time of great difficulty, company's get their culture wrong. Were they focusing on their 'Why' and more importantly the people? If you put People & Culture at the centre point of all that you do, you have the opportunity to create an atmosphere and arena for success that will far exceed other organisations in your sector. Robin Ridgley, Head of People and Culture, Helen Cooke and Jade Tipping, Senior Consultants, delve into this topic in our latest team takeover day. 





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Day 1: Social Housing Annual Conference 2020 and HOMES UK - "A virtual day of inspiration"

Having attended several Social Housing Annual Conferences in my 15 years working in the sector both in Harrogate and in Manchester, this years conference was always going to be different.  Getting up this morning and not having to travel was different and then the thought of not being able to catch up and have a coffee and a chat with ex colleagues and friends was always going to be a little different. I need not have worried as Day 1 once again re-affirmed my love for the sector, its people and how Social Housing is making a huge difference to the lives of people across the country.

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Part 2: Failing spectacularly makes for rapid learning

So, what do I know about failing spectacularly and it as the salve for our species, not just in business but in life generally?… A fair bit is the answer. Only through failing (spectacularly) is a muscle then built to BE better, to DO better and to COME BACK stronger… Whilst many of us have had a rough and jading year, I am always also mindful of those who are less fortunate. Those for whom every day is like ‘365-COVID-19’ days, crammed into one 24hr battle. Endless trails and the wearying sighs of an exhausted, collective human spirit, hellbent on survival.  

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