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Dec 2018

Is your workforce culture happy and healthy?

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Sally Danbury

Sally Danbury

Nurture Marketing Specialist at Kineo APAC

It’s common to feel negative about the idea of culture at work at times. We know we should be creating a positive culture, letting it thrive and working out how it can contribute to growth.
If negative behaviours go too long unchallenged they become embedded. The good news is, the opposite is also true - if positive behaviours are repeatedly demonstrated in the workplace, they become part of the culture too.

When it comes to culture, it really is everybody’s job. It must be shared, agreed and acted upon by everyone. Of course, it’s easy to find people within your organisation who think things should change, but far harder to find those who are willing to change themselves. Even harder to find anyone willing to lead change.  Read the full article.

Kineo’s new strategic partnership with The Training Store enables us to offer their FISH! Philosophy backed by studies that reveal a great culture drives great performance. The FISH! Philosophy was inspired by a small business that became world famous for its incredible energy and commitment to service – the Pike Place Fish Market.

The range of courses focus on developing essential relationship skills that engage employees, delight customers, improve teamwork and inspire leaders.  In addition, the course content emphasises openness, positivity and teamwork. Learn how to become a better business leader and create a more friendly, welcoming workplace culture.

80% of Fortune 500 companies have invested in the FISH Philosophy, enabling people to fully realise their potential. Course titles provide learners with an understanding of:

  • How to be there when people need you
  • How to turn routine interactions into Make Their Day moments
  • Being accountable for your attitudes
  • Being more aware of your impact (vital for leaders)
  • How to increase enjoyment and creativity.

FISH centres around 4 practices;

Be there 
Setting aside distractions 
Boosting enthusiasm and curiosity 
Make their day 
offering simple gestures 
Choose your attitude
Being aware moment to moment

Dan Pontefract, author and leadership strategist’s writing reflects the sentiment of crafting a culture of excellence to improve engagement and communication. He stresses that the real answer to driving business results lies in knowing that it is an engaged culture that positively affects performance. 

As a HR leader are you and your workplace fit for purpose? Take The Telegraph’s quiz to find out how you are shaping up for the workforce of the future.

Sally Danbury

Sally Danbury

Nurture Marketing Specialist at Kineo APAC

Since the year immemorial Sally has exercised an avid passion for creativity with words, images and Pilates.  She is most content in the workplace when crafting enticing messages that inspire and engage.