Apr 13, 2021

 | Leadership

The Collective CEO - What, How and Why I Joined

The more we experiment with the notion of shared leadership the more benefits we see. So much so that we are considering applying a shared leadership approach across other roles at Joyous in time.

Apr 08, 2021

 | Transformation

Embracing change dissent

In times of change, people look to strong leaders to provide guidance and assurance. Sending out your message of hope and confidence in the change provides a narrative that others can help to continue.

Apr 07, 2021

 | Transformation

Communication is critical in change management

Whatever you do, ensure you have some way of encouraging staff to speak up, rather than speaking in the shadows. Change dissent is an opportunity to turn doubters into supporters: if everyone embraces it.

Apr 04, 2021

 | Transformation

Why do people resist change?

For most people, uncertainty elicits an emotional response - and times of organizational change, similar to changing your employer, can be some of the most uncertain experiences in our working careers.

Mar 31, 2021

 | Feedback

The importance of owned feedback

People don’t necessarily get tired of giving feedback. They do get tired of their feedback being sucked into a vacuum, never to be seen again. When people own their feedback and are active in its resolution, they have proof of its value and are more likely to speak up in the future.

Mar 23, 2021

 | Leadership

An introduction to conversations about change

Organizations that use the ADKAR conversation set as a base for conversations about change believe that involving everyone - even from an early stage - will help people to feel more comfortable. It also allows the organization to tap into *everyone's* knowledge and ideas, which helps ensure change success.

Mar 23, 2021

 | Leadership

How to respond to conversations about change

Change is inevitable in organizations. To make sure transformation projects succeed, give your people the tools and guidance to have positive, productive conversations about change.

Mar 02, 2021

 | Joyous

The parental journey challenge - Mike's story

Only one in four people working in tech in NZ are women. I keep seeing technology businesses struggling to fix their gender diversity, but fighting over a limited pool of female tech folk to correct optics is achieving little. We need to dig deeper.

Feb 12, 2021

 | Employee Experience

The parental journey challenge - Ruby's story

I set out on a mission to create an exceptional benefit for parents. I declared my intention to our leadership team. Not just an exceptional benefit for our parents. One that we could open source and encourage others to adopt for their future parents too. So we put our heads together and this is what we came up with.

Dec 18, 2020

 | Agile

Crowdsourcing your agile transformation strategy

Moving to agile in a large organisation can be a difficult shift. However, there are a few things you can do to make the process smoother.

Dec 17, 2020

 | Agile

Turbo boost your agile adoption with Joyous

Joyous is a feedback tool designed for regular, attributed conversations. Using Joyous in an agile context underpins the basic principles of collaboration and timely feedback, and helps to reinforce the trust equation.

Dec 01, 2020

 | Agile

How (fr)agile is your organisation really?

The journey to Agile can be so fragile that you run the risk of actually seeing a decrease in productivity, and therefore even less value delivered to your customers than before.