Category Archives: People risk management

Mature governance – the No. 1 issue of our time

How many times might you expect to experience a complete shift in thinking about how society should be run? History tells us, at least at a national level, that these matters have usually been resolved only after violent struggles. The … Continue reading

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World’s first Organization Maturity Index to be released Spring 2015

London – 3 February 2015: The Maturity Institute in partnership with OMS LLP and supported by Long Finance will release the first Organization Maturity Index in Spring 2015. The OMI: UK150 will be the world’s first index that identifies the … Continue reading

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How do we measure the value of our culture?

“Art is about learning to see and to observe. And the sciences are about seeing and observing.” – Ed Catmull, Co-founder & President, Pixar Animation (2014) So much talk about how big data is transforming our lives. Many believe it … Continue reading

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MI launches its first major project – ‘Reward & Value’

MI is very pleased to announce its first major project – ‘Reward and value – individual, organizational, shareholder, societal. Developing a mature (MI) approach.’ – which is being led by MI Associate Matt Sinnott. Background The mounting dissatisfaction with reward … Continue reading

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ESG investing: human capital, value creation & risk

MI’s Stuart Woollard presented an introduction to Maturity and Organization Maturity Ratings (OMR) to pension funds and the City analyst community at an event in London sponsored by the CFA and Railpen on 3 June 2014. Click here for event … Continue reading

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Goals Gone Wild (Again)

As part of a workshop I facilitate on understanding people risk within an organization, I often work through an excellent academic paper[1] that describes how the setting of goals or objectives can create havoc within an organization and cause serious … Continue reading

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Human solidarity – capitalists, workers, citizens and shoppers of the world – unite!

In April, over 1000 garment workers died in the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh.  The right wing Daily Telegraph reported that “many saw Rana Plaza as the moment fashion shoppers would realise cheap prices had consequences further up the … Continue reading

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Strategic insights from mature research into global mobility of talent

At two recent events, I spoke to international assignment program managers about the need for firms to become strategically focused and more mature in managing their global talent. I recalled to them my experience of carrying out an extensive review … Continue reading

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‘Time to compromise’ (TTC): a very telling HR metric

Back in the 1980’s, before a slew of new UK employment legislation really took hold, life in HR was much simpler. Industrial tribunals, set up for very good reasons to provide workers with protection against unfair dismissal, were never meant … Continue reading

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Maturity analysis is an accurate predictor of organizational value

Analysing and assessing the maturity of an organization, particularly from a people or human capital perspective, might sound more art than science and IHRM is only too happy to admit that it requires both: along with a great deal of … Continue reading

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