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About Perry Timms

A Chartered Member of the CIPD, Perry has led business change and organisation development for 20 years and now doubles his role as Director of People & Learning at adventurous digital agency Media Zoo, with his own venture (PTHR) which includes a connected learning community that doubles as a “virtual organisation” of over 110 HR, Learning, Change and Technology professionals (the iPractice).

Perry is also adviser to the CIPD on Social Media, a TEDx and international speaker on the future of work, a member of the IBM Future of Work programme, a top 10 HR blogger, is Vice Chair of the Northamptonshire CIPD Branch, a Visiting Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University Business School, a Fellow of the RSA and Chief Connector for - helping to build more freedom-centred workplaces.

An experienced chair, coach, facilitator, mentor, and hackathon guide, Perry is renowned for his enthusiasm, energy and forward looking approaches to learning, work and people development.

Writing for a range of HR journals, and author of the e-book “HR 2025” - Perry is known for his alternative views on the world of work and is referred to as the HR Futurist by the CEO of the CIPD.

Change Management – 5 minutes at a time

I don't know about you but I am a bit jaded by these 2 words in combination. I don't get all animated when they're used but I don't exactly get fired up buy them though. The words Social Business I get all fired up about but that's probably a future blog as to why that is. Change Management leaves me a bit cold.

Article by 7 February 2014

Why I never wanted to be an HR Director.

A great pleasure to be asked to contribute to the HR DIrector Blog. I've been an independent practitioner now for 16 months and having held "Head of..." posts I've never been an HRD. Nor wanted to be. And here's why.

Article by 16 January 2014