Management

A Great Strategy is Useless Without Great Leaders By Roderic Yapp

A Great Strategy is Useless Without Great Leaders

It doesn’t matter how great the strategy is if the leadership can’t execute it…

I have had a few requests from people asking to contribute to this blog. This is the first time that I have accepted though. I think JB (who wishes to remain anonymous) has a strong understanding of what is required to be a great leader and I am happy to have her contribute. Enjoy.

If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage It! by Richard Cronin

Measuring and managing change

We never cease to be amazed by how many mid-large organisations we engage with that do not have effective tools and processes in place to forecast, plan, measure and report work. Yet these same companies expect their managers to drive improvements, to continue increasing revenue and profitability.

Employee silence, an innovation killer by Karen Walker

Employee silence occurs when employees make conscious decisions to not provide information, opinions and feedback, raise issues or make suggestions. It can occur for a number of reasons, such as a belief that providing an idea or feedback is futile as it will be ignored, or a fear that expressing a view differing from that of colleagues or management risks professional relationships, job opportunities and security.

The Employee vs. the Organisation: The Mechanics of Employee Experience Design by Jeff Wellstead

In my previous series of articles, I addressed the urgency and desire for organisations to address enhancing Employee Experience in a bid to rapidly adapt their ability to attract, on-board, train & develop, enable and empower employees to be as collaborative, innovative and productive as possible – in a bid to stay ahead of their competition in the Industry 4.0 era. 

Employee vs The Organisation: What problem are we solving for? by Jeff Wellstead

Part 2/5 - What is the Problem Statement?  According to several credible employee engagement studies, one in particular sponsored by Officevibe, being a global, ongoing measurement of the current state of employee engagement in 157 countries, across 1,000 organisations over 1.2 million data points, as well as global attrition data mixed with a relatively sudden shift in highly specialised skill and competency requirements emerging from new technologies…The data are overwhelmingly pointi

The Employee vs. the Organisation: The Mechanics of Employee Experience Design by Jeff Wellstead

Part 1/5  - Sounds like some sort of a media driven grudge match between two heavyweight prize fighters?  It is – based in large measure on my own challenging experience working for 15 companies over the course of 30 years – but as an HR Director, I’m also telling this story from thousands of varying perspectives, through the eyes of my customers (the employees whom I represented). 

HR. What Should we be doing? by Andrew Fox

Social, political, technological and economic conditions may never in recent history have been as influx as they are today.

Neutered leaders lacking popular support to effect change (May, Merkel) and a few who seem intent on rocking the boat (Trump, Putin, Kim Jong-un) are themselves struggling to navigate the choppy waters they have helped create.  Trumps’ shameless promotion of America, his apparent disregard for Asia and his radically different approach to politics has many nervous and the uncertainty is unnerving markets.