Jon November 24, 2015 @ 1:24PM
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...
Jon July 25, 2016 @ 12:28PM
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...
Jon November 20, 2014 @ 6:16AM

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 little useful output. The reason is normally because they were started some time ago and technology, working practices or clients requirements have changed – but...
Jon August 27, 2016 @ 10:09AM
The most important thing you can do with your team

The most important thing you can do with your team

If you have a team (and that might be of employees, contractors, or even associates), there is one thing, above all, that you must do with them. What are the important things a team leader needs to do? Maintain discipline? Clear job descriptions? Delegate? Motivate...