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Graham White

My Five Predictions for Work in 2021

No one will be surprised to hear me say with confidence that 2020 will be the year that most organisations will happily put behind them. It would have taken a brave person to predict in early January 2020 how April 2020 would turn out. However, not everyone will feel 2020 was a complete failure. Some businesses have boomed, large food stores, on-line retailers, cloud services, communications and Digital providers have all outperformed their own business targets.

Article by 20 January 2021

Julia Smith

Building Performance and Capability

Performance management should enable performance and build capability. When it is done well, it has the potential to positively influence culture, employee engagement and organisational effectiveness. Until recently, performance management had a poor reputation, but in recent years many organisations have made a positive shift in performance management mindset and approach. Whilst the changes are welcome and encouraging, there is a risk that we repeat history by falling into the trap of applying performance management in the same impersonal and generic way.

Article by 19 January 2021

Andy Romero-Birkbeck

Wellbeing Strategy

Wellbeing without a strategy is like coffee without the caffeine, it’s just a bit pointless! As director and company, I’m in a fortunate position to get to spend time with lots of organisations and get a glimpse into their culture. ... View Article

Article by 17 December 2020

Rob Baker

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

Matt Napiltonia

Flying? Breathe Easy

People are returning to the airways and simultaneously asking questions about the risk of COVID-19 infection from flying in an enclosed aircraft with a cabin full of strangers. Former pilot, medical services officer in the 101st Airborne Division, Navy SEAL, and world traveler, Matt Napiltonia, weighs in with what people need to know in his 650-word column "Flying? Breathe Easy."

Article by 10 December 2020