Intersections July 2020: How is 2020 changing our organisational cultures?

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We are delighted to bring you July's Intersections.

In this month's issue:

Values - What's in a name?

In this month's CEO blog, Simon Ancona reflects on the various terms that define company values, and the changing company cultures in the present time. Read more. 

  • Simon Ancona CBE

    Chief Executive

    Simon Ancona enjoyed a full career in the Royal Navy including service in the Fleet Air Arm and appointments abroad in both Hong Kong and Bahrain. He commanded 4 warships, the UK’s Carrier Strike Group and UK maritime forces in the Middle East but also spent about 10 years in Whitehall including time in Ministerial outer office. His final appointment was as the Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff in charge of world-wide defence diplomacy and engagement. On leaving the military he worked as the Chief Operating Officer responsible for Network Rail’s North East London and Anglia region, which provided experience of commercial delivery and the challenges of operating at the seam of both the public and private sector. Married to Lisa he lives in South London and has two university aged children. Interests include cycling, walking, theatre, cooking, books and playing the blues Harmonica (normally when the house is empty).

    Simon writes a CEO Blog for WIG on topics that he identifies as relevant to and impacting on our members. 

Getting to Transform: Time to step up

Bringing insights from his book The Public Private Partnership Handbook: How to maximise value from joint working, Professor Malcolm Morley OBE, Centre of Partnership Working, Anglia Ruskin University, demonstrates the steps which leaders across the sectors can take to transform values and cultures for good. Discover the key takeaways.

Secondment Diaries: How to values and culture compare between the charity sector and the Civil Service?

This is the third in our series of secondment diaries, following the experience of Antonia Panayotova, a civil servant currently (remotely) seconded for six months to a small international NGO, Child Rights International Network (CRIN), through WIG’s Charity Next scheme. In this post Antonia reflects on organisational (and team) culture and values and where common themes can be found between the public and not-for-profit sector. Discover part 3 of Antonia's story. 

Tackling Racism in Organisations (in partnership with Frost Included

A three-part masterclass
Held on three separate sessions through September 2020 (only 25 spaces available)

Recent world events have highlighted the need for organisations to create inclusive, diverse workplaces representative of all their stakeholders. Research has identified that those in the top quartile of ethnic/cultural diversity in executive teams were more likely to outperform on profitability by 33%. 

With this in mind, we are delighted to offer a unique and exciting opportunity to participate in a three-part, action-based masterclass series tackling racism in organisations.  Produced in partnership with leading diversity and inclusion consultancy, Frost Included, this masterclass provides individuals with the chance to learn and develop in a cross-sector environment.

Fee: £495 + VAT
Click here to apply. 

Other online leadership seminars you might be interested in

11 November 2020 
Online Leadership: Tell it Like TED

Tell it like Ted explores techniques; not those used by politicians or entertainers but by respected professionals who have something they want to share. We explore the elements that make a talk and a communicator more memorable, engaging and humorous. Apply now. 

26 November 2020
Women's Leadership: Understanding Yourself

In this virtual workshop, we showcase how your decision-making and stress management is underpinned by your emotional intelligence. Understanding how your emotions are holding you back will enable you to take action to ensure you truly are the best version of yourself. Apply now.

8 December 2020
Online Leadership: The Neuroscience of Leadership

During the session, we explore why our brains find organisational change difficult and more importantly, we will explore what leaders can do to create an environment where employees can work at their best. Apply now

Live stream catch up - Dame Deirdre Hutton reflecting on a decade of leading through crisis

"Leadership happens everyday, its effectiveness can be most easily measured during a crisis"

Dame Deirdre Hutton has been chair of the UK Civil Aviation Authority since 2009 and is standing down from the role at the end of July. We were delighted to have Dame Deirdre deliver a valedictory lecture, broadcast from a live studio, to mark the end of her tenure leading the UK’s aviation regulator.

Over the course of 11 years, Dame Deirdre has helped steward the CAA through some of the most trying crises in UK aviation history, from the Icelandic volcanic eruption in 2010, right through to the collapse of Thomas Cook last year and the current COVID pandemic. Listen here. 

Workings of the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Held on three separate sessions through September 2020 (only 25 spaces available)
Member early bird rate: £250 + VAT

Join us for a series of highly interactive online workshops which aim to deepen attendee's understanding of BEIS as a department and how best to work with them. You will hear from a variety of senior BEIS representatives and key stakeholders on topics including departmental structure, key strategic priorities, how BEIS works with other departments/agencies and how business can interact and engage with government. Apply now. 

A warm WIG welcome to new members!

We are delighted to welcome two new members:

The Job Market in 2020: WIG members who are hiring

Are you currently recruiting? Or are you supporting team members to transition into roles elsewhere? The pandemic has had a huge impact globally and many companies have been forced to let go of staff. To support, we have started a list of our members that are advertising roles, grouped by industry, with the number of positions they have available. If your organisation is a WIG member and you would like to be added to this list, please contact us with details. Find out who's hiring. 

How 2020 has impacted organisational culture and values 

Fujitsu has revamped the Fujitsu Way, for the first time in twelve years, to implement the management policy and business strategy based on the company's newly-established Purpose.

The Carlyle Group 
The Caryle Group launched their initiative Better Decisions. It focuses on building awareness of unconscious bias and providing tools and practices to mitigate the negative effects.

Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield announced three significant milestones in relation to its commitment to diversity and inclusion: a reduced gender pay gap, its first ethnicity pay gap, and new National Equality Standard accreditation status.

London City Airport
London City Airport has reached a significant milestone in its efforts to create a more sustainable future, with its operations rated as carbon neutral by the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.

You might have missed it...

Adapting to online professional development
Insight from Roy Johnson and Danielle Wallace from WIG's Leadership department. Read more. 

Webinar (available for WIG members): Creating a Culture of Psychological Safety.
Report of highlights also available in our resource library. Catch up.