Extracts from an article first published in HR Appointment Magazine January 2020. In challenging times comes opportunity - And this time I believe an opportunity exists for the role of HR. Here’s how this could happen. Despite recessions and economic slowdowns being facts of business life few organisations plan correctly for its devastating effects. On the whole executive teams produce ‘contingency plans’ that generalise and focus on ‘cost cutting’ strategies. These plans are
Grab a business book this year and its going to show you strategy and models on how to perform at your best in the workplace – From ‘Porters 5 Forces’ to McKinsey ‘7S Framework’. But these books miss a huge aspect of why the strategies they share succeed or fail. Most of these books focus on a form of 'cold cognition' when making decisions – They’re instruction manuals that tend to leave out the 'human aspect' we all know presides in the workplace. We recognise this in some
Like us, I’m sure you’ve met a manager or leader who acts one way at work and another when they are outside socializing. It isn’t surprising in our world of Social Media that people only show one part of their lives, whilst covering a more genuine side of themselves. What is surprising is leaders who seem disappointed when their employees simply don’t trust them, like them, and can’t wait for them to leave. As always, the Bard summed it up for us in his line from Hamlet: “To
We like to place emphasis on the need to understand ourselves better, so that we can make optimally reliable decisions, particularly around work and relationships.