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About Rob Baker

Rob is a specialist at bringing ideas from positive psychology and behavioural science to life through consultancy, interventions, workshops and coaching. Rob is the author of Personalization at Work by Kogan Page and has presented to organisations and conferences about job crafting around the globe. Rob founded Tailored Thinking in 2017 and it was named HR Consultancy of year by the CIPD in 2020.

Personalising our how, when and where of working – beyond hybrid working.

From the new to the normal The how, when and where of work has rapidly changed over the past year. New ways of working and doing our jobs in different ways, in different locations and at different times have started to develop and establish themselves. Zoom calls and Slack channels are now the norm rather than the new and it is unlikely that people and organisations will want or will be able to neatly return to the ways of working that were commonplace pre March 2020.

Article by 18 March 2021

Why there needs to be an I in Team

I first heard the phrase “there is no I in TEAM” during my graduate training. The sentiment has followed me throughout my career, popping up in presentations and training sessions. Whilst well intentioned, I think at best its misguided and at worst altogether wrong. A quick internet search tells us that whilst the precise origins of the phrase are unclear it first appeared in newspaper print in the early 1960s. It’s likely that it had its roots in sports, where there is a mantra that there is no one player that is bigger than the team.

Article by 15 December 2020