Did you know that the colours we wear can affect the way we are perceived? Think about Janet from HR who shows up in all black, Sarah from Accounts who always has those pink fluffy earrings, and Tom in Sales who is quite non-descript except for that bright purple, luminous yellow or post-box-red tie he always pops on.
Topics: Unconscious Bias
At Maze Training, we’re passionate about exploring our unconscious biases and working hard to recognise and eradicate them. Prince Harry has made headlines this week with his comments on racism – and how it can stem from unconscious bias.
Are you the bully or the victim? This loaded question presumes only two roles in the landscape of workplace bullying, critically ignoring two more options: the bystander, and the upstander.
If you’ve ever found yourself observing a hate campaign out of the corner of your eye, you’ve probably wondered where you fit into the picture.
Change is a dynamic force that makes an organisation thrive, it’s also something that, when not managed carefully, can easily cause a business to slow down and stumble. This is because change can be unsettling, unnerving, and confusing for people. Thankfully, there are many ways that you can lead, and support change effectively and securely.
At Maze Training, we are always seeking feedback we see it as a valuable gift and as a result we listen to it closely.
Sit and chat with any business executive of days gone by, and you’ll hear about a very different world. The sepia view would be an environment of business meetings being held in the pub, a diet of tobacco smoke, and charming inefficiency.
Have you ever wondered what exactly underpins the quintessential ‘bad day at the office’? When morale slides down into the abyss of missed deadlines, shoddy work, and workplace disagreements, it’s time to act. However, it comes as a surprise to many leaders to learn that the best ways to act are also some of the simplest to change. Don’t believe us? Read on. Here are three ways to help build a productive atmosphere in the workplace.
Investment in training is crucial for building a productive, efficient, and engaged workforce. However, accurately measuring the effectiveness of training can be a challenge. So how are the best ways to do this? Lots of the changes that come from training are powerful yet subtle, and it can take a leader’s eye to notice the difference. Here are the five main signs that training is translating into success.
Sometimes workplace communication goes too far… Many people find it hard to feel at ease in a room full of colleagues, and banter is often just a way of relieving tension.
For years now I have observed those who receive a gift, flowers or a card on Valentines Day and then there are those I see who have received nothing. I see sadness in their eyes, it maybe that they are thinking of a love lost or someone they love who has passed away however it maybe that they are feeling like the victim on a day when others are feeling on top of the world.