By Benjamin Fellows, Project Leader We Brits are experts at rationalising the poor productivity that has plagued our economy for decades. But with the imminent possibility of leaving the European Union, surely now is the time to stop making excuses and do something about it. Improved productivity benefits all components of a country’s economic machine.
Change initiatives often meet with resistance. Many people find the idea of change unsettling, especially when it leaves them asking questions that can’t be answered until the end of the project. Knowing this, communicating effectively with everyone affected should be seen as a key aspect of managing a change project. Taking a structured approach to
Global teams have become more common in recent years. These include both multicultural teams working together in one location and teams spread across various countries. Joining such a diverse team can be a daunting experience, even for seasoned professionals. Here are a few tips gathered from my experience of working with multiple cultures, both in
Performance management is all about aligning employee performance with what the company needs, typically from a top-down perspective. Performance motivation, on the other hand, follows a bottom-up approach, encouraging employees to develop themselves in line with the organisation’s values. Performance management has been the more popular choice for years now. It typically takes the form
We’re all too aware of the negative connotations often associated with management consultancies. In many cases consultants are brought in when a company is in a desperate situation. Admittedly they don’t always provide the necessary lifeline, perhaps due to a failure to ensure that the solutions they put in place will result in sustainable improvements.
Many of us see meetings as the bane of our lives as they can dominate our time at work. How many times have you heard people complaining that they’re so busy with meetings that they’re struggling to get their work done? While meetings are necessary to reach agreement on important points, to hold teams to
Today I’d like to touch on something that’s crucial for all businesses but often handled poorly – knowledge management (KM). In a nutshell, KM is about making the right knowledge available to the right people when they need it. It’s about making sure that the organisation can learn and then retrieve and use that knowledge
It’s a generally-accepted myth that today’s employees, especially millennials, are more apt to job hop with the aim of accelerating their way up the pay scale and seniority ladder. The evidence, however, does not support this myth, and in fact, shows the opposite trend over the last few decades. According to the US Bureau of
Employee empowerment is a management technique that involves equipping teams with the tools and resources they need to take initiative, make confident decisions and solve problems without supervision. While empowerment is touted as the answer to many a corporate conundrum, the results often fall short of leadership expectations. Leaders can improve the results by focusing