Collaborating across the time zones
Written on the 7th March 2024I really enjoy working with people from different backgrounds and cultures, so it’s great that our work at Juniper involves several international clients. It’s always fascinating to join a virtual meeting with a global or regional team and hear what’s happening in their…
By: Hannah Speck Categories: Culture & engagement, Learning, development & personal growth, Team News full article
Food for thought
Written on the 16th August 2023. Welcoming new members into the Juniper team is always an exciting time; getting to know each other and discovering our goals and interests. Alongside learning how we can come together and achieve great things at work, it is also an opportunity to find out about the…
By: Alison Coleman Categories: Culture & engagement full article
Comfort zone and goal setting
Written on the 22nd March 2023. A comfort zone is a place of security, familiarity, and safety. We may stay in our comfort zone because we feel content and secure there and because it can be difficult to step outside of it. We should consider our values and long-term goals, and the steps we can take…
By: Ava Barker Categories: Culture & engagement full article
Psychological safety in a team
Written on the 22nd March 2023. The importance of psychological safety in a team can easily be overlooked when we are busy and focused on project and task delivery, yet it is essential for the success of any team – especially when building a new team. Psychological safety is defined as "a shared…
By: Ava Barker Categories: Culture & engagement full article
Cultivating business relationships
How do I cultivate great business relationships? Our September quote is: “Don’t celebrate closing a sale, celebrate opening a client relationship” by Patricia Fripp. We are proud to have worked with many of our clients over the long term. Developing these relationships over time has resulted in…
By: Nicki Kavanagh, 29 September 2022 Categories: Culture & engagement full article
Celebrating commonality and diversity
This summer we've been considering the concepts of commonality, diversity and how being aware of each colleague’s strengths and varied experience can lead to a stronger team with fresh ideas. Nicki asked the newest members of the Juniper team, Emily and Ava, to have a conversation about their roles…
By: The Juniper Team, 13 September 2022 Categories: Culture & engagement full article
Empathy – what is it and what are the benefits?
One of the biggest adjustments Juniper has embraced over the last year is how we deliver and facilitate our leadership development programmes. What was once a two-day long, monthly, face-to-face experience is now a series of bite-sized workshops, delivered virtually, lasting no more than a morning…
By: Cathy Marinacci, 26 March 2021 Categories: Culture & engagement full article
How to manage relationships with suppliers
Having just planned a wedding, I have first-hand experience of working with suppliers and vendors. I thought it would be easy but it was actually quite challenging, and required dedicated time and effort. It was important to develop relationships with the suppliers individually and work alongside…
By: Sarah Sullivan, Marketing & Programmes Assistant, 2 November 2018 Categories: Culture & engagement full article
“The currency of real networking is not greed but generosity.” Keith Ferrazzi
“Network” is defined in the Oxford Dictionary as the following: “a group or system of inter-connected people or things” (noun) “to interact with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts” (verb) I have been thinking recently about how well connected we are…
By: Nicki Kavanagh, Managing Director, 12 September 2017 Categories: Culture & engagement full article
Workplace conflict: Managing difficult situations respectfully, professionally and productively – Our event last night
“Conflict is neither good nor bad. Properly managed, it is absolutely vital.” Kenneth Kaye Last night we held our annual networking event. This year’s subject was ‘Workplace conflict: Managing difficult situations respectfully, professionally and productively’. The topic generated a lot of…
By: Marta Evans, Learning & Change Consultant, 6 July 2017 Categories: Culture & engagement full article
Understanding workplace conflict
According to research (1), having difficult conversations and managing conflict are seen as the top two leadership challenges at all levels of management. We’ve chosen to tackle the topic of workplace conflict at our summer networking event on the evening of 5th July at Somerset House, London.We’ll…
By: Jemma Came, Marketing & Programmes Assistant, 23 June 2017 Categories: Culture & engagement full article
How to create a team culture where healthy conflict is welcome
Conflicts in the workplace are inevitable. A leader’s challenge is to create a team culture where conflict is a natural, healthy part of working together which contributes to more innovative and collaborative solutions. The key is not to eliminate conflicts but to agree upfront, as a team, how to…
By: Marta Evans, Change & Communications Consultant, 15 June 2017 Categories: Culture & engagement full article
Difficult conversations: ensuring positivity from the outset
“…scientists have captured …the attunement of emotions in the laboratory by measuring the physiology – such as heart rate – of two people as they have a good conversation. As the conversation begins, their bodies each operate at different rhythms. But by the end of a simple fifteen-minute…
By: Jemma Came, Marketing & Programmes Assistant, 1 June 2017 Categories: Culture & engagement full article
How do you handle workplace conflict?
This year, our summer networking event will be based on workplace conflict. Before the event, we'd like to understand how you deal with conflict in more detail.Please take 5 minutes to complete this short, anonymous survey so that we can better shape the conversation during our event.We look forward…
By: Jemma Came, Marketing & Programmes Assistant, 17 May 2017 Categories: Culture & engagement full article