The shadow!

I’m a huge fan of learning from ‘people’ and more importantly ‘listening’.  I’ve always felt that you can understand a situation or a person much better if you listen and listen well – some of the best CEOs that I’ve met are those who don’t speak first – they...

Thought leader pieces

At The Survey Initiative our Directors often write thought leadership pieces for the national media. Here’s a piece Gary Cattermole, recently put together which discusses HRs role in attracting the best brains, talent and skill to ensure their organisation can compete against the finest companies in the world. However, are...

Seeing Things From A Different Perspective

Quite often we get stuck in a frame of mind or a place, where it can be difficult to see a situation from a different point of view. When you work in a place for an amount of time, it can be harder to see things from someone outside...

Leaders At The Coal Face

We at The Survey Initiative create tailored employee surveys designed to meet the specific needs and outcomes for our clients. One aspect of our design, is to include free text questions to allow employees to further communicate on key areas important to them and to add any further questions...

Listen Up!

It’s fair to say that the biggest asset any organisation has is its people. So, when changes and decisions need to be made, shouldn’t organisations be listening and involving their employees? After all, they are the ones at the coal face and responsible for day to day tasks and...

Have You Got A Scary Boss?

With Halloween just a matter of days away, I started to think about all things scary. When I was young, I was scared of all sorts of things, my dad, the school bully, monsters under the bed, ghosts in the wardrobe, you name it, but not so much these...

Prehistoric Team Working – A Lesson To Be Learnt

I’ve always been fascinated by ancient prehistoric monuments. The mystery that surrounds them and the sheer magnitude of engineering behind their being. So of course, I was delighted and excited to hear of a new Neolithic site discovered just a ‘stones throw’ (pardon the pun) from our very own...

10 Ways To Be A Great Boss

Great bosses are not born great, they become great. In other words, becoming the type of person who is capable of leading organisations, inspiring others, and challenging people to become the best version of themselves are skills to be learnt and developed. So here we offer up our top...

Trust In Me

There has never been a more important time to have an engaged workforce. Engaged employees are more likely to put in more discretionary effort to go the extra mile for their employers and with this enthusiasm comes a better and more valuable customer and client experience. OK, so not...

Summer Vacation Cancelled – Employee Engagement Levels Plummet

The BBC is today reporting – “British passengers are being disrupted by an air traffic controllers’ strike in France that has led to flight cancellations.” With the strike intending to last over 6 days, this could undoubtedly affect thousands of British holidaymakers. Just imagine – you’ve worked hard all...