Good Intentions

I read somewhere that a third of New Year’s resolutions are broken within a month of being made.  Many of the resolutions which were made a couple of weeks ago are likely to relate to some aspect of health and wellbeing, whether it’s giving up smoking, reducing alcohol intake, joining a gym, taking more exercise…

Why not ask them?

  Some months ago I set up a new current account with my bank. I changed because the new one offered some benefits such as breakdown insurance for my car (very timely, because the large national breakdown organisation I had been with for many years had just tried to increase my premium by 35%), extended…

Things are Going to Change…time to enable the talent of ALL

The importance of investing in and working with, not TO, your people has always been important yet with the extent and speed of technology development (not always ‘advancement’) it has never been more so. Whatever happens, short of apocalypse, people will still be needed in five years’ time, but to do what? Will your organization…

The Happy State of Engagement

Engagement – that happy state of affairs in which employees are committed to the organisation they work for, understand how their jobs contribute to the aims of the organisation, and are prepared to ‘go the extra mile’ to ensure its success.   A happy state, certainly, but one which is less common than most organisations would…

Productivity – the challenges go beyond processes and systems?

The budget this week was interesting and there were some surprises. One such surprise was the focus the government have stressed on increasing productivity as a key priority for the future. A natural response for many would be to revert to the continuing quest for more efficient and lean processes, new systems, for seeking ways…