SM&CR comes into effect in a few months. The new regime should be treated not just as a list to be ticked off by 9 December 2019 but also as an opportunity to embed genuine cultural change throughout an organisation.
Conformity, Leadership and Diversity
A tendency to not challenge the status quo can result in ‘groupthink’. This can be a serious issue in organisations, especially if decision-makers consistently share the same opinions and are unprepared to challenge. Encouraging diversity may be the answer.
Leadership and Organisational Culture
The FCA recently held a live panel discussion concerning the role of leaders in transforming culture in the financial services sector. With SM&CR on the horizon, improving conduct and culture is a priority for the regulator.
Leadership in Times of Change
Organisations need to adapt to survive so a good leader needs to manage change effectively. SM&CR is an example of a regulatory change that leaders will need to be prepared for. Nathan Matthews looks at the importance of strong leadership in times of change.
Leading from the Top – Directors’ Duties
Implementation of SM&CR is fast approaching. There needs to be leadership and commitment at the highest level within firms to reasonably ensure compliance with the new regime. Nathan Matthews looks at the key role directors play in shaping a positive organisational culture.
The Art of Negotiation
Thanks to Brexit, ‘negotiation’ is the word on everyone’s mind at the moment. Nathan Matthews looks at why possessing good negotiation skills is crucial in business.
Is your team built of bricks or straw?
Amy Foster, operations manager at RWA, explains why building a robust and engaged team should be a goal for every business.
Business Development: What to do when Plan A doesn’t work...
We all know that Plan A will work because the plan is so awesome and couldn’t possibly fail right? WRONG!!
In business things change so quickly and you must be ready to change your plan and direction to best serve your clients.
Effective Team Management
Ask any employer how to build a dedicated and reliable team, and you're likely to get a lot of different answers. Neil Templar, operations manager for RWA, outlines the factors that he believes are crucial to effective team management.