We believe that short sharp interactions are, on the whole, more productive than long drawn out sessions.
Where resource allows for it we will preach self-sufficiency with all its advantages for future growth and control.“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach him how to fish and he will feed himself for life.” (Anon)
We examine empirical evidence and set it against ‘common sense’ and ‘common experience’ to establish the truth.
The renowned business man Harold Geneen was best known for his role as President of ITT, one of his most notable sayings was - “I think that it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises - but only performance is reality,” (Harold
Geneen). It is with these words echoing in our ears that we are reminded of our purpose and our responsibilities within Business
Affinity. We also encourage our clients to adhere to the same philosophy as we have seen on countless occasions the most
detailed and well researched plans amount to nothing if they just sit on a shelf.
Adapting to change in all its forms is a perennial issue; whether its generated by legislation, technology or desire, the effects left unmanaged become problematical. Change happens, whether we like it or not, the issue is how you manage it; we help people to ‘become comfortable with feeling uncomfortable’. This means providing them with the tools to manage their emotions about the change in question, and the ability to derive the benefits or see another perspective. As the saying goes - “time and tide wait for no man,”
Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity is ‘to continue to do the same things in the same way and expect to get different results’. We can safely say that at some level, in all organisations, this crime is being perpetuated on a regular basis. Our role is to help you become aware of what’s happening in your company and give you the courage to make the changes in a practical and manageable way.
Presumption is dangerous; just because something works in one organisation does not automatically mean it will work in all scenarios. Therefore, understanding the context in which learning or change will take place is crucial to the success of the intervention.
Capturing the lessons learned from the journey are as valuable as reaching the destination itself.
People can change their behaviour as long as there is a good reason to. If you want to make changes in yourself, and/or help your people to change then finding a win-win solution is critical.
We have a strong belief in the wisdom and creativity of people, teams and organisations; they are usually more powerful than they imagine.