Recent data suggests we are losing 70 million days a year to mental health associated well being issues. That costs the economy something like £100 billion. Not small change. So what are we doing about it?Read More
In fact, the secret of success is linked to the quality and depth of the analysis and thorough understanding of the organisation, the HR function and the 'mood' of the stakeholders (both internal and external) as well as the organsiational macro position. These are just some of the areas for deep analysis that cause catastrophic problems.Read More
In his book Team of Teams, General McChrystal describes how the US military’s hierarchical command & control structure got in the way of operational success during the early stages of the Iraq war.Read More
Is it all about the heart strings?
In this great video by Stephen Spielberg he talks about your inspiration being a whisper. The inspiration for what you love to do in life and it got me thinking, is Engagement really an emotional trigger that comes from what you love to do, people you enjoy being with, heading towards a great purpose, in an supportive and development and creative environment where the boundaries and goals are clear and you know where you stand?Read More
Have you ever thought your wasting your time? Many of us have, when we've hit our heads repeatedly against some seemingly impenetrable brick wall.
Despite desperate attempts and a great intention...we sometimes don't see where the most valuable projects lay. We get fascinated with HR initiatives because of the challenge or our experience. However these change and it's keeping up with solving organisational problems and dealing with the external challenge of people floating into that causes us all these headaches.Read More
Strategic thinking is a key attribute of HR or L&D practitioners throughout the world, but are you truly informed in all the areas you should have a deep knowledge of?Read More
Are you digging for gold or coming up with only coal dust?
It seems everywhere you go...everyone can write a strategy.
That may be so, but it is a good, intelligent one, borne out of business connection that drives quality not quantity. Are you all things to all staff?Read More
As we move further into the so called 4th industrial revolution (cyber-physical systems - see this article for further details), we ask the question, what will be the HR challenges of tomorrow?Read More
In a recent YouGov and CIPD survey 48% of staff said they hadn't talked to their HR department in the last year.Read More
Projects are the engine of change in most organisations and therefore are significant in the potential for damaging or growing organisational performance.Read More
Previous mentions of mindfulness and the power of now are going to be abundant in these blog posts because they have become such a major focus of the real problems in human performance and productivity. Also our personal satisfaction and happiness.Read More
Or at least making us very sick?
If you have ever read any of the well crafted work of Eckhart Tolle (the Power of Now) it might give you some insight into his rather radical views on thinking (or maybe not so far off what we are beginning to realise) and he certainly would agree with my headline.Read More
We often take the self critical route and think we aren't doing enough or the right things but then someone comes along and reminds us, we can do some great things.Read More
Are too many rules getting in the way of people doing their jobs? How can we unlock creativity and collaboration (plus communication of course) in the plight to increase our productivity?Read More
Is our typical thinking towards motivation outdated? Can we move on from Hertzberg?Read More
Are our training efforts sinking like a ship? Have we lost the passion for training because we failing to create real change?Read More