Team Management

Let's Talk Revolution, Not Disruption by Karen Walker

We don't say breakthroughs in science are disruptions to the diagnosis and treatment of terminal illnesses, so why call revolutions in the operation, products and services of organisations and their industries, disruptions?

It's a Snow Day. Let's S.O.U.R.C.E ! by Jackson David

#talentacquisition #snowday

When it's white, windy and cold outside what do you do? I think it’s a great time to S.O.U.R.C.E for top-talent. Here are some of my quick-tips:

S - Simplify your approach & your in-mails. Lead your email with, “It’s cold out today, but this opportunity it Hot! Let's chat!”

O - Open your mind to other ways, tools, and means to reach your talent pool. “Have you thought of everything?” #twitter #googlesearch #coldcall #instagram

How to Exponentially Increase Team Productivity by Roderic Yapp

I have previously written about personal productivity pointing out that not everything on the ‘to-do list’ has equal impact. I also wrote about planning using your energy levels and briefly touched upon the concept of ‘deep work’.

I think that most people know about these concepts but if knowledge was the only thing we needed, the advice on the internet would have made us all billionaires!

Turning Assassins into Ambassadors by Richard Cronin

Balcroft has provided operational consulting support to numerous companies across a multitude of sectors and organisations. Whilst we have been extremely successful in achieving the needs of our clients, we have always been faced with a recurring problem within each project. The common theme is the presence of at least one assassin within the organisation.

Improving Your Company’s Productivity by Richard Cronin

Prodcutivity

The UK workforce is relatively unproductive. France and Germany both have efficiency levels that are 30% higher than that of the UK. Only in October did productivity levels return to normal after an all-time low following the recent economic crisis.

The Art of Delegation: How to get it right by Roderic Yapp

The Delegation Model

Delegation is a core leadership skill.

If you can’t effectively delegate, you will hit a point where you become totally overloaded and you’ll become ineffective.

But few companies teach people how to effectively delegate. It’s one of those things that everyone assumes you pick up as you gather experience. The problem with this approach is that you’re basically using trial and error until you get it right – if you get it right.

There are two elements to effective delegation.

Creating Change Ready Teams by Vivienne Edgecombe

It’s a well-worn phrase from Heraclitus:

“Everything changes and nothing stands still”

or otherwise translated: the only constant is change.

If that’s the case, change should be no surprise to anyone.  It’s an everyday, ordinary thing – one could go so far as to say it’s the nature of life - so why do so many teams (and entire organisations) struggle to implement change smoothly?