Experts in change and performance psychology
We tap into motivation and emotion as dynamic elements of human experience, supporting organisations and their people to take on new, complex and unpredictable challenges.
How we develop adaptability & resilience
Supporting leaders to engage hearts and minds, gain commitment and reduce resistance to change.
Changing culture and climate to unlock change, enhance wellbeing and enable performance.
Aligning motivations with organisational strategy and future capability requirements.
Innovative, collaborative and rigourous
Our evidence-based approach emphasises dynamic, paradoxical aspects of human personality and experience.
This provides insight into the most challenging people problems, and to resolve the tensions that create inertia.
We create shared clarity, collaboratively develop strategies and apply deep expertise in change management to deliver results.
Your organisation as a human system
The basis of our work is the simple but dynamic relationships between climate, mindset, emotional experience and behaviour that make up your organisation’s human system.
Underlying this system is a more complex map of motivation and emotion that helps us diagnose issues and create strategies to help you and your people adapt to changing and challenging conditions.
Employee Voice is a term that I've been hearing more of recently, and when I was asked to speak at an event on the subject by the Employee Engagement Alliance recently, it was with the brief of talking about the science of listening. It's obvious that it’s important...
Ok, so what is a change agent and how do I become one? These two questions came up in a recent conversation I had with John (a pseudonym) who was looking for a new opportunity. My answers to John, based on my own perspective and experience, follow. They may not be...
The Relationship between Emotions and Change Management It's clear that emotions and change management are inextricably linked. How we feel about the change drives our behaviour, which is why you'll often hear people talking about winning "hearts and minds". Yet, the...
If you’ve been in the corporate world for any time at all, it’s likely that you’ll have been on a development programme or training course that included some kind of personality profile. We’re talking MBTI, DISC, Insights, FIRO and a whole host of tools that measure...
The increasing pace, complexity and unpredictability of change means that being able implement change consistently will determine your future competitiveness. A strategic change capability is the extent to which an organisation is equipped to deliver...
There will be winners and losers from Brexit, and the winners will be those organisations that can adapt quickly and efficiently. I propose the following no-regrets steps that, even in the unlikely event that Brexit doesn’t happen, will leave your business better equipped to deal with change.
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I’m a big believer in the idea of providing a great employee experience, but am concerned that it’s becoming another Employee Engagement. An industry, a tick box exercise. An opportunity to sell software.
It has been an exciting week this week, with Rob heading to Paris to spend some time with the Apter Solutions team and discuss a partnership that will bring the Apter coaching toolkit to the UK in 2019.The Apter Toolkit, based on Reversal Theory, includes a 'card...
In the euphoria that accompanied England’s journey to the FIFA World Cup semi-final this summer many reputations were enhanced and none more than Gareth Southgate’s. Rightly so, but another name started cropping up in the media: Pippa Grange. If you haven’t read the...
8Connect Consulting works with mindset to help businesses unlock change, ignite engagement and enable performance.
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