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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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. We can easily use the most immediate channel to get a message out quickly, without stopping to think about whether it is correctly targeted or whether it will be effective.
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.
A published list of safety protocols, underpinned by training and compliance, is a critical part of any safety programme. The crucial component in transforming a list of rules into a successful health and safety culture is employee buy-in. Why does this matter?
What any organisation wants is for everyone to understand and believe in this set of values, and adjust their behaviours accordingly because they feel it is the right thing to do. Building the trust of your employees to do this is a major priority for organisations around the world - and visible felt leadership is key.
Is there a stampede to get into your behavioural safety training seminars? Are they fun, compelling and memorable? Or is there more likely to be a stampede of people trying to get out? Make them unforgettable and move from compliance and conviction.
Your organisational values should be at the core of everything that is done within the company. Every behaviour by every person – from bottom to top – should in some way reflect one or more of your values. They are so much more than just a list of warm and fuzzy phrases tucked somewhere within an induction programme or pinned up on a wall.
A year of social isolation has left many of us anxious and overwhelmed at the thought of returning to work. While we have all longed for an end to lockdown, it seems that, in the meantime, we have lost our social stamina. We need to re-train our social muscles, re-learn to socialise and regain our desire to be with people.
Stories are a great way of illustrating your organisational values in action. Use them to show what 'good' looks like in your organisation. 'Using stories to illustrate values' is part of our series of free resources for you to download.
Our ‘Assessing your organisational values’ resource is free-to-download. Understanding how well your current organisational values fit with your priorities and strategy is an important first step in deciding whether you need to re-visit them. This resource will help you do just that.