Big ideas from the Big Picture People
At The Big Picture People, we not only create Big Picture products, we also have some Big Ideas too. On this page you will find our latest original content and thought leadership including blogs, videos and audio recordings.
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A strategy is like a puzzle - different pieces that fit together to reveal the big picture. The challenge when setting new strategies - for a department or an organisation - is to help the staff on the ground relate to the strategy and understand what they need to do differently to implement it.
Do your employees understand the organisation's long-term vision and why it exists? Do you share the same goals? And are they emotionally connected to your purpose? These are vital considerations when it comes to putting your vision into practice. If your workforce isn't behind you, it is a massive uphill struggle.
We are always telling you how important it is to communicate your Big Picture to your employees. Of course we are, that's what we're here for. But why do they need to know about external challenges? An informed, engaged workforce helps drive organisational change.
Only a couple of years ago, nap pods and ping pong tables were considered the ultimate in office perks. Not any more. The future of work sees a new, empowered, hybrid workforce rejecting such trivial office perks in favour of a more holistic, balanced approach to working life. How will you incentivise your existing staff and attract the right calibre of candidate in the future?
According to a recent BBC survey, most people believe that we will never return to the office full-time. With hybrid working here to stay senior leaders are concerned about the effect this will have on creativity and collaboration, as well as the mental health and future careers of employees, particularly young workers.
We had the absolute privilege recently of talking with Mark Houghton, co-founder of I-Performance Ltd, about the concept of Anticipated Regret, how it impacts on our decision making, and how it can be used to unlock people's potential.
The simple answer to the question "does gamification work for everyone?" is yes, it does. Compared with traditional training methods, the gamification of any form of staff training is proven to increase the impact and retention of your messages at all levels within an organisation.
The recent pandemic has added even more channels to the already bewildering array. Each of these comms channels has its own uses but, to create a really powerful communications strategy, you need to know which channels to use and when.
With people all over the world returning to the physical workplace, many are demanding a more hybrid working model - a blend of working at the office and working from home. If hybrid working is to be successful, we cannot continue with our emergency working methods. We need a fresh way of thinking.
Many organisations are undergoing some form of change right now. For example, the requirement to blend working from the office and home. The success of your Change Management Programme depends on the buy-in of your workforce. You need to engage both hearts and minds, the rational and the emotional brain.
Developed in high-risk industries, Lifesaving Rules form a set of essential behavioural safety practices aimed at reducing injury and death. Lifesaving Rules are not exactly the same across every industry but the principles will always be the same. Read more about how to have fun, build teamwork and how we bring the Lifesaving Rules to life.
Information overload (or the new buzzword, Infobesity) impacts not only your employees and their mental health but also your team's performance and your organisation's bottom line. When internal communications are poorly managed, it can have a massive, negative impact.