Why a ‘learning culture’ is key to organisational success
At Silver Lining Solutions we work with organisations around the world and have found that there are two basic drivers behind skills development.
However, simply addressing the points above does not mean that organisations have created and embedded a successful learning culture.Read More
Create value from internal communications
Internal Communications are vital to make sure management and staff are ‘on the same page’. Company strategies and objectives should be explained in a way that results in employees knowing how their own jobs support company goals, which helps keep people motivated and engaged. In a nutshell, companies that ‘do’ internal communication well are able to make employees feel informed, inspired and engaged.Read More
Diversity is good for business.
Today, diversity in the workplace is a top priority for businesses, not-for-profits, government, society, and – most important of all – the vital talent that will drive their future success. There are plenty of research statistics that support this.Read More
Companies that are innovative perform better. Fact.
In 2014, Google, the world’s most valuable company (it actually knocked Apple off the top spot earlier this year) actually put in formal rules requiring every employee to dedicate one day a week to side projects. The thinking behind this was that encouraging people to be creative would reinforce its deeply innovative culture. We’ve done a bit of research and looked at proven tactics - within the reach of all organisations – that really do foster innovation in the workplace.Read More
Recent events confirm that capitalism has lost ground to trade protectionism and the rejection of globalisation. The recent US presidential election result and the United Kingdom’s decision to break away from the European Unit (aka ‘Brexit’) evidence this, and we are witnessing similar sentiment in key EU markets such as France, Germany, Austria and Sweden.
But what does all this mean to business?Read More
A member of the software development team who spends a lot of time working in the office, it was a great opportunity to listen and talk to a large number of customers and potential customers of our PerformanceDNA solutions, and to see how what we are doing fits with how things are in the real world. My time was not wasted!Read More
In its monthly Market Trends Briefing, Silver Lining Solutions shares insights from a recent McKinsey Report that explores the true importance of investing in people skills in contact centre environments.
Most of the leaders surveyed do not believe that their companies have the frontline skills or leadership talent to meet these changing customer needs, and that large investments will probably be required to fill the skills gap. The table shows that a majority feel that it will be necessary to hire new employees or train current ones rather than rely on technology, and that it will be important to develop both service and sales capabilities which, according to McKinsey, is “a departure from the two roles’ largely separate profiles today.”Read More
Silver Lining Solutions, Birmingham, 1 June 2016.__ Silver Lining Solutions today announced that it has appointed Troy Piasczyk as Professional Services Consultant, Americas. Troy brings valuable skills and experience to help oversee Silver Lining’s PerformanceDNA technology deployments in this strategic region.Read More