Be it the global financial crisis, manufacturing industry collapses, amalgamations, automation, artificial intelligence, digital disruption, the demise of print journalism or disruption of the legal industry, it seems the only constant is change and only the strongest will survive, although the strongest will not necessarily be those with the deepest pockets.
International Women's Day has now come and gone and the theme of the year - "Pledge for Parity" - dominated mainstream media for at least a week causing us to stop and reflect on the issues that are significant, ongoing and multifaceted. Whilst at a glance the hype seems to be "all about women", it's actually about building better, more competitive and sustainable organisations and…Continue
The story is all too common – the engineer, accountant, lawyer, stock broker, line manager [insert other profession or occupation of choice] who has been promoted for their technical expertise but lacks the business acumen, emotional intelligence and fundamental leadership skills to lead a team – the common conundrum of how to make sound technical experts good leaders.
"Reasonable management action" taken in a "reasonable manner" is a defence to applications to "stop the bullying"…Continue
The world has changed. The nature of work has changed. Where we work has changed. We are moving between jobs faster than ever before and between tasks at a pace more rapid than we ever contemplated. We are constantly "on" - on email, on smart devices, on social media and on the job.
The parameters of the workplace are also infinitely evolving as boundaries diminish whilst advancements and innovations in "big brother" based technology enabling minute by minute remote surveillance of…Continue