November 7, 2019
In these divisive times, employees need to learn to make the most of their differences for businesses to succeed, says John Cooper.
We live in challenging times. Rather than coming together, it feels as if groups within society are diverging. Brexit, the environment, digitalisation and globalisation are all complex and divisive issues that present significant problems for society, organisations and individuals.
On an individual level it can be tempting to avoid conversations that might lead to conflict, particularly in the workplace. Although maintaining harmony and the status quo feels safer in the short term, to survive and thrive in a constantly shifting environment, businesses and the individuals within them must become more comfortable with challenge, uncertainty and change.