Organisational culture is a distraction, forget it.

Organisational culture is a distraction, forget it.

Organisational culture (or organizational culture as my spell check insists on calling it) is a worrying distraction, despite the fact that some firms have improved theirs as part of their strong growth. The concept is (at best) useless and at worst damaging and yet a...
Productivity and employee engagement

Productivity and employee engagement

Why should I make my staff happy? Perhaps I was being unfair (it has been known), but this seemed a really odd question (yes, somebody did ask me). Dickensian images of Accountants flooded my mind, although I didn’t think people still fitted that stereotype in...

What are you wasting your time on?

In almost every firm there are small practices which are wasting time. They use up time and produce littleĀ useful output. The reason is normally because they were started some time ago and technology, working practices or clients requirements have changed – but...